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“What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?”


Rhythmically exciting local music outfit, Rumjig, have just launched a campaign to involve music-lovers in the funding of their independently produced and much anticipated debut album. The campaign is called “What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?”, which evokes all the positive things we all can achieve with no barriers or limits in place. In Rumjig’s case, the answer would be to produce a timeless album to uplift and ignite people’s lust for life.

With soulful vibes and good conscience lyrics, Rumjig have been causing waves around Liverpool and beyond over the last year, playing numerous gigs and festivals around the UK to much acclaim.

They are looking to raise £5,000 by Christmas Eve in order to independently fund the recording, mixing, production and mastering of their album. Fans can get involved by pre-ordering the album, knowing that they’re contributing directly to a lovingly crafted masterpiece without a record label taking an unfair cut.

As the album is limited edition, it will only be available to those music lovers who have helped fund its creation. This once in a lifetime opportunity will make this album as much yours as it is theirs.

Funders also have the opportunity to get their hands on Rumjig merchandise exclusively through this campaign.

 


Cetra …. ‘The People’s Photographic Exhibition’

http://www.cetra.co.uk/

 

 


Deliverance, an Exhibition at the Albert Dock by Terry Hayes.

Join Terry this  Friday 19th October for the opening of his exhibition, as part of the Long Night celebrations. Unit 8, The Collonades, Albert Dock until 9pm.

Terry Hayes…

“Deliverance is a poem I wrote, days after the Independent Panel released their evidential findings. I have printed the poem onto an old scroll, and made a Liverbird as the message carrier.

‘McRings’ invites the viewer to explore the interactions between publicly and privately funded events such as the Olympics, and asks them to examine the eventual economic returns and consequences, and who they favour.
Constructed from cooked and dehydrated french fries, and resin bonded into 5 hoops measuring 4 feet across in total, the golden ‘olympic rings’  sit atop a suitably scaled  ‘french fry’ holder.”


London Road Studios Northwich

Please check link for PDF file below for full details.

LRC Press Release 7 October


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Catching The Moment…


Michele Howarth Rashman.

‘UNINVITED GUESTS’

46 Jamaica Street. Liverpool

15th – 27th September

12noon – 4pm Mon/Fri, 11-4pm Sat – Sun.

Following on from it’s 2011 premiere at the Outside World Gallery in London’s East End, Michele Howarth Rashman brings her solo exhibition of recent works back home to Liverpool. Each hand worked, micro stitched, mixed media sculpture is built up layer upon layer, using a unique and compelling process Rashman has developed and refined over many years. It is a visually stunning exhibition that is a must see on the Independents Biennial trail.
By kind permission Michele Howarth Rashman.


Susan Lee Brown

Susan Lee Brown

Observing the recent regeneration of the City of Liverpool I was struck by what was lost and gained.  Some research made me aware of how things are constantly lost to us, why they are no longer part of our world and how these ‘lost’ items influence our current situation.  My solo exhibition, 15 September to 15 October, at the Quaker Meeting House Q Cafe for this year’s Independents Biennial is entitled Ghost of the Past – Shadow of the Past.  The pieces are small and although 2D the front of the work has an item, such as Liverpool’s castle or a Duke of Cumberland butterfly (extinct) with an appropriate painting of our current world behind it on which it casts a shadow. The work helps the observer to realise what part they play in evolution.   The exhibition will move  to Heswall Library from 20 – 27 October as part of the Heswall Arts Festival.

An American artist I have lived on the Wirral for 30 years. the Wirral and Liverpool area provides a wealth of opportunities to exhibit and I have had exhibitions with Dot-Art, The Gallery and Independents 2010 and With These Hands among others. I studied Fine Art at the University of California and have further British qualifications. I am a member of the Wirral Society of Arts, With These Hands and Dot-Art.

http://www.susanleebrown.weebly.com

brownds@talktalk.net

Also for the Independents 2012 as part of group exhibitions I will have work in:

With These Hands – 13 – 19 October in Heswall library exhibition room, as part oft he Heswall Arts Festival

TAG – and exhibition by the Toxteth Art Gallery 10 – 21 October at the Florence Institute 377 Mill Street Liverpool L8 4RF

3 Artists – 20 – 27 October in Heswall Library exhibition room as part of the Heswall Arts Festival.


Emma Rush….Featured Artist

Artist’s Bio:

 

Emma Rush is a photorealist painter originally from The Lake District. She studied Art and Design, and Graphics at Lakes College West Cumbria where she has a small collection of paintings on permanent display. Since 2010 she has lived and worked in Birkenhead, Merseyside where she continues to paint and sell her work.

 

Artist’s Statement:

 

Starting a new painting, my goal is always to try something different, learn something new, and to gain more confidence in my skill. The typical viewer of Photorealistic art will firstly be impressed by the startling realism recreated in this genre of painting. The striking reflections in a teary eye and capturing every freckle and wrinkle on a face. Like all photorealists, I aim to create a realistic image. Some realist painters can duplicate this reality so detailed and precise that a painting is often mistaken for a photograph. This is not my main preoccupation – the journey from the beginning to the end is what fascinates me. Going through different emotions from trepidation looking at a blank canvas to frustration from not mixing the right colour to a moment of pure joy knowing that it is complete and you can see the resemblance. For me, this is what it is all about.

 

I apply paint to canvas in any way that I can to create texture and depth. Using a mixture of brushes, sponges and my fingers to blend allows me to keep building layers until I have got the desired effect. I also like to exaggerate brush strokes, lines and scratches to ensure the viewer always knows that it is still painting. Going through all these emotions, experiments and using different techniques helps me grow as an artist, and being happy with a finished painting after going through that journey encourages me to do it all again and keep painting.

 

My Subjects:

 

Life today involves regular exposure to many different types of mass media and popular culture. Icons, celebrities, film stars and musicians are beamed at us every day through magazines, television sets and movie screens. Being inspired by Music, Films and Popular Culture in general. I like to recreate images of these icons onto canvas.

 

Websites:

www.emma-rush.co.uk (coming soon)

www.facebook.com/emmarushart

www.twitter.com/emmarushart


Hoylake Parade

History and Art Exhibition… Bank Holiday Monday

On Bank Holiday Monday, The Parade will be hosting a History and Art Exhibition.

The fair ties in with the Lifeboat Day celebrations that will be taking place along Hoylake Promenade, including what promises to be an impressive display from the Red Arrows.

Local history and heritage groups will be at The Parade with fascinating displays about Wirral’s past.

There will also be a special display marking the 50th anniversary of the Wirral Hovercraft whose first passenger voyage travelled from Moreton to Rhyl, North Wales, half a century ago.

Art and photography exhibitions by local artists will also be on show.

The RNLI day is always a popular date in Hoylake’s calendar and attracts visitors from across Wirral and the North West. There will be plenty to see and do to keep the whole family entertained both along Hoylake promenade and in The Parade.

The History and Art Exhibition will be open from 10am-5pm.

Refreshments will be available all day.

For more information, please contact:
Tel: 0151 632 2889


The Parade….Bank Holiday Monday.

History and Art Exhibition

On Bank Holiday Monday, The Parade will be hosting a History and Art Exhibition.The fair ties in with the Lifeboat Day celebrations that will be taking place along Hoylake Promenade, including what promises to be an impressive display from the Red Arrows. Local history and heritage groups will be at The Parade with fascinating displays about Wirral’s past.

There will also be a special display marking the 50th anniversary of the Wirral Hovercraft whose first passenger voyage travelled from Moreton to Rhyl, North Wales, half a century ago. Art and photography exhibitions by local artists will also be on show.

The RNLI day is always a popular date in Hoylake’s calendar and attracts visitors from across Wirral and the North West. There will be plenty to see and do to keep the whole family entertained both along Hoylake promenade and in The Parade.

The History and Art Exhibition will be open from 10am-5pm.

Refreshments will be available all day.

They are on Twitter and on Facebook for more information.