Special Event in Liverpool - Contemporary Visual Arts in the Spotlight


The coming years will continue to be difficult for arts organisations, especially with a rapidly approaching spending review and continuing pressure on local authority funding. North West visual arts organisations need to equip themselves to make strong arguments and to link to national advocacy work by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network to respond to the challenges that are heading our way. 

Today, Visual Arts in Liverpool, North By NorthWest and CVAM (Contemporary Arts Manchester) are hosting a special event, at which attendees will be invited to workshop a series of arguments, network with colleagues and enjoy a last chance to see Liverpool Biennial, including a debate on future curatorial practice. 

The programme is as follows:

On Friday 23 November 2012:

15.00 – 17.00 at the LJMU Copperas Hill Building

A provocative workshop to prepare us to better make the case for the importance of visual arts in society with Gavin Wade - Cultural Entrepreneur 

17.00 – 19.00 at the LJMU Copperas Hill Building

An opportunity for informal networking with colleagues from across the North West.  Drinks and light snacks will be served.

19.00 at the LJMU Art and Design Academy

Changing the World From Here with Sally Tallant, Director, Liverpool Biennial leading the debate ‘How can we develop models of biennials and curatorial practice that explore possibilities for a post-industrial ecology, rethinking the relationship between art, urbanism and value for the 21st Century? What is necessary?’ 

Sally Tallant will present a vision for the future of the UK Biennial in Liverpool. There will be a panel discussion with Joseph Grima, Curator of the Istanbul Design Biennial and editor of Domus and Professor Ute Meta Bauer. 

This is also your last chance to see the Biennial, fill in any gaps, things you may have missed or see your favourite parts again. If there is enough interest we will also seek a curated discussion or tour of the Biennial.