The Liverpool School of Art and Design is currently hosting four artists from China, who are prizewinners from the last John Moores Painting Prize which, for the first time, was also run in China. The artists’ work was exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery in 2010 but this is the first time they have visited the UK.
The residency is co-hosted between the Liverpool School of Art and Design, The University of Shanghai and the John Moores Exhibition Trust, with participation by all Liverpool’s most significant arts organisations. The School of Art and Design has been developing a programme of staff exchange with the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Shanghai that was initiated following an introduction from the Liverpool Biennial. So far Peter Appleton, Reader in Creative Technology and Patricia Mackinnon Day, Reader in Environmental Art have been to Shanghai and there have been return visits from the Shanghai Faculty. We are also developing research projects with the university and devising further exchange possibilities. This is a really good example of the work the school is doing to engage with local creative industries such as the Biennial and the John Moores Exhibition Trust in order to develop projects of International quality and global reach. Read the rest of this entry »