Culture Diary w/c 14-03-2016

Salvo - La Valle (2008)

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK…

Monday — Exhibition Opening: The Baron In The Trees: Works By Salvo 10am-6pm @ Jerome Zodo Gallery, London — FREE

Start the week off by viewing the selected works of Salvo (1947-2015, pictured above): renowned Italian contemporary artist, on display for the very first time in London. Famous for his elementary landscapes with loud colour palettes, Salvo’s signature style lead ArtVerona director Andrea Bruciati to describe him as “a master who has learned simplicity”.

Tuesday — Art Rush – Response 11am-4pm @ Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool — FREE

For one day only, Fine Art students from Liverpool John Moores University will be taking over the Walker Art Gallery with a pop-up exhibition entitled #ArtRush (see here for Insta updates). Having taken inspiration from the architecture and works of the gallery, the students will display new visual work accompanied by performance art — in a classic-meets-contemporary twist.

The Poetics of Grime - Debris Stevenson photographed by Nadim Kamel

Wednesday — The Poetics Of Grime 6.30pm @ Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London — SOLD OUT

Part of Kayo Chingonyi’s Associate Poet residency, The Poetics of Grime is a structured talk and programme of performances set to understand the lyricism of grime music — for those out of the know, that’s the fusion of garage, rap, and drum ‘n’ bass which evolved in London. The event, hosted by poet Kayo Chingonyi, includes panels speakers bass poet Charlie Dark, teacher Debris Stevenson, and rapper Eklipse.

Thursday — First Birthday FilmJam 7.30-9.30pm @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool — FREE (Booking Required)

Yes, it really has been a year since we covered the launch – happy first birthday Small Cinema! To celebrate the anniversary of the opening of Liverpool’s tiniest independent cinema, volunteers have selected their favourite shorts to be screened once again, with plenty of cake for everyone.

Friday — Exhibition Opening: Reflections 10am @ Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral — FREE

Curated to showcase work from emerging Wirral-based artists, and boasting pieces from people of all ages, Reflections is a community exhibition supported by established painters the Singh Twins. Expect work reflecting on lives across the River Mersey.


PICK OF THE WEEK: Festival Opening: Hinterland 7.30-9pm @ St Peter’s Seminary, Helensburgh, Scotland — SOLD OUT

The official launch of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture starts with Hinterland; a mysterious public art event held in the dark at the abandoned St Peter’s Seminary… Due to be metamorphosed by projections, light installations, and the sounds of a choir composed by Rory Boyle, the seminary will be resurrected for all to appreciate the conserved 20th-century edifice in all its architectural glory.

Saturday — Exhibition Opening: Baldock, Pope, Zahle 10am-4pm @ Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland — FREE

Sculptors Nicholas Pope, Jonathan Baldock (whose sculptures we last saw at The Royal Standard Gallery, Liverpool), and Maria Zahle have teamed as a uniquely diverse trio, spanning across three generations, to portray their generational differences and similarities through art across a range of different handmade forms. Expect glass blowing, sculptures, textiles and drawing; rich with colour and contrast, the exhibition will open up a dialogue celebrating the wild variation of contemporary art.

Rose Wylie

Art Gym — Artist Talk: Rose Wylie 2-3.30pm @ Tate Liverpool — FREE (Booking Required)

Named a “true original” by sculptor Cornelia Parker OBE, winner of the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize and £25,000 Wollaston Award, artist Rose Wylie is scheduled to discuss her latest works with her audience. Bursting with effervescence yet filled with the insight that only comes from decades of painting practice, share in Wylie’s wit and wisdom as a part of Tate’s latest, gym-inspired exhibition.

Vanessa Wheeler

Posted on 14/03/2016 by thedoublenegative