Culture Diary w/c 18-04-2016

Friday -- Exhibition Opening: Art From Elsewhere 11am-8pm @ Arnolfini, Bristol -- FREE

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

Monday – Biennial Fringe Participant Meeting 5-6pm @ Liverpool Biennial Office, Liverpool — FREE (Just Drop In)

Calling all artists and curators! Are you running an event or exhibition during Liverpool Biennial 2016 (July-Oct), or considering it? Meet like-minded people (and possible collaborators) at the Biennial office tonight, and hear how you can get your event out to thousands across the UK in a special fringe edition of the Culture Diary produced by The Double Negative. All welcome.

Exhibition On Screen: Painting The Modern Garden 6.30pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £8-20

Ever seen an exhibition on screen? Explore the stunning scenery that inspired the likes of Monet, Van Gogh and Matisse. This unique exhibition, brought to you by the Royal Academy of Arts and the Cleveland Museum of Art, will explore the important role of horticulture in painting, and how nature inspired many artists to create some of their most acclaimed work.

Exhibition On Screen: Painting The Modern Garden 6.30pm @ FACT, Liverpool -- £8-20

Wednesday – Sluice__Screens & Sluice__Magazine Launch @ Islington Mill, Salford — FREE (BYOB)

A artist-led biennial art fair last seen at Southbank, London, tonight comes to Salford’s biggest studio complex: touring the ten finalists of Sluice_Screens 2015 Prize (in partnership with Islington residents Caustic Coastal) ahead of their tour to Lux Glasgow and the Gallery Weekender Berlin. Enjoy an introduction to Sluice at 6.30pm, followed by a screening at 7-8.30pm, with drinks and the launch of the Spring 2016 edition of Sluice_magazine at 8.30pm.

Process: Meanwhile Space 6.30-7.30pm @ Metal, Liverpool — FREE (Booking Required)

Unloved and uncared for, small empty plots of land are scattered throughout the city of Liverpool — and three artists want to do something about it for Metal’s latest project. Focusing on the Picton neighbourhood, Neville Gabie, Marcus Coates and Cristina Lina want to work with the community to target these ‘meanwhile spaces’ and turn them into something worthwhile.

Process: Meanwhile Space 6.30-7.30pm @ Metal, Liverpool -- FREE (Booking Required)

Thursday — How Not (!) To Write 6-8pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool — £4-5

Ever read a press release or exhibition text and wondered what the hell it was supposed to mean? With this in mind, our editor Laura Robertson has been taking inspiration from the Bluecoat’s current show, Double Act: Art and Comedy, and one artwork in particular: BANK’s tongue-in-cheek ‘Fax-bak’ corrected press releases. Tonight, discuss art jargon in this informal talk and workshop and think about why — and how — we should avoid it.

Friday — Exhibition Opening: Art From Elsewhere 11am-8pm @ Arnolfini, Bristol — FREE

Be sure to visit the works of 39 artists from 22 countries as they stop at Bristol on the Art From Elsewhere national tour. Each piece has been carefully curated by David Elliott, from videos to paintings to installations, all chosen because they encapsulate the social and political idea of global change. Focusing on contemporary art by significant young artists, this travelling exhibition sets out to provoke and inspire in our ever-changing multicultural world.

Saturday -- Exhibition Opening: Common Ground 10am-3pm @ The Brindley Theatre, Merseyside -- FREE

Saturday — Exhibition Opening: Common Ground 10am-3pm @ The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn — FREE

Rediscover the Mersey through art with this new exhibition featuring the works of Tracy Hill, Greg Fuller and Jason Hicklin. Different experiences and interpretations of the riverside have been captured by the artists as they travelled alongside it on foot, hereby creating multi-disciplinary artworks reflecting upon their local exploration of nature. Follow their progress and see some pre-exhibition sneak-peeks here.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday and Sunday — The Complete Walk @ Venues Across Liverpool & London– FREE

Set in a route through Liverpool city centre, and along London‘s Thames, The Complete Walk is a cinematic commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death taking place across the entire weekend. 37 short 10-minute films will be played at 37 different screens; each representing one of his 37 preeminent plays. Whether you prefer Othello or Hamlet, there will be something for everyone at this special event. See #TheCompleteWalk for walking maps and updates.

Vanessa Wheeler

Posted on 18/04/2016 by thedoublenegative