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Sunday, 27 December 2009

People in Liverpool

We are very pleased to have works by Stephanie de Leng for our next exhibition in the incubator with many portraits of the people of Liverpool, showing a variety of ages, backgrounds and professions.

Her work captures an essence of the people and her writing gives more background information to the shot and the moment it was taken, highlighting why she chose the subject, many are people who have played a part in her life, others are people of significance to Liverpool as a whole.

There will be many faces to recognise and others that although you may not know the individual in the portrait, you may recognise people from your own lives who have a similar outlook on life.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Happy Christmas from all the team at 2Bio Ltd

We are proud to support local artist Freida McKitrick by chosing her work for our Christmas card this year.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Opening for Revolution in Evolution

Some photos from the exhibition and opening

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Farewell to the Pendlebury's

A Place Worth Living came down today and packed up to go back to Nathan and Anthony who are exhibiting in various local art fairs and shows in the next few weeks but thought I'd add some final images of their work before we move on to the wonderful artwork from Prenton High School tomorrow in the Revolution in Evolution exhibition.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Revolution in Evolution

Revolution in Evolution
Prenton High School for Girls

Exhibition runs from 19th of November until 13th of January 2010 in the incubator, MerseyBio.

An exhibition of scientific art, to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

A collaboration of work by the students of Prenton High, Park High, Rock Ferry High and Upton Hall, funded through the Rolls Royce Science Prize.

Working with fine artist Philip Garrett, students experienced an approach that linked both science and art, and has its roots in the teachings of Italian renaissance masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci.

The exhibition is the resulting art work, produced by the students after several days of scientific study on the topic of Natural Selection.

Past exhibitor from the incubator at The Walker

Glass Metal and Fire is a new display of work in the Craft and Design Gallery at
The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool by designer Ruth Ball who showed at the incubator at the begining of the year.

Her work will be there from Friday, 23 October 2009 until Tuesday, 23 February 2010 at 17:00. The showcase will focus on the various methods of enamelling, demonstrating how traditional techniques can be used in a contemporary way.

Ruth will give a talk about her work and techniques at the Walker Gallery at 1 - 2pm on Wednesday 17th February 2010

The showcase will be on display until late 2010

Monday, 14 September 2009

A Place Worth Living by Anthony and Nathan Pendlebury coming soon

Our next exhibition will be A Place Worth Living
by Father and Son
Anthony and Nathan Pendlebury
From the 9th of October until the 18th of November

Nathan studied Fine Art at Warrington Collegiate Institute and Liverpool John Moores University. He grew up in the North-West of England in Chester, Salford, Manchester, and Warrington. Nathan now lives and has a studio space in Bootle (near to Liverpool City Centre, UK), he has won acclaim for both his painting and photography being selected to show in the 2007 International Chelsea Fine Art Competition in New York, as well as being a Prizewinner for the 2007 and 2008 National Wirral Open Exhibitions, and was shortlisted for a prize in the 2007 Sefton Open. Nathan currently also has paintings on show at the Liverpool John Lewis Espresso Bar. He had this to say about his art: "My painting, drawing and photography looks toward the presence of man within an urban and suburban environment, without necessarily being direct in figurative terms."

Anthony Pendlebury studied art in the 60's at Bolton Art School, near to where he grew up in Salford/Manchester. Since then he has worked in and around the North West in various non-art related positions. He is now retired and based in Cumbria, The Lake District. Tony had this to say about his art:"I am primarily concerned with producing original paintings on canvas and paper. My paintings look toward the human condition taking influences from the likes of Pasmore, Miro, Picasso, and Corazon. I don't like to stand still with my painting and am always striving toward new things to do and experiment with in my image making. I hope that my paintings offer texture, mood, and a sense of aesthetic through graphic mark making. I try to make my ever growing portfolio diverse, and the work I produce can vary from one piece to the next."

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Birds of a Feather Blogged on Art In Liverpool

We had the pleasure of the company of Ian and Minako Jackson at the opening of Birds of a Feather and they have followed it up on their blog.

You may notice a change on the walls, we have sold one of Anthony's paintings and wanted to let it go to it's new home straight away.

The new label for the new piece Anthony delivered to replace the piece will go up soon but here are the details of his watercolour.

'Chough at South Stack' - £200

'I visited South Stack in order to see the nesting Peregrine Falcons but
soon became preoccupied with the Chough that was walking around behind us.
It followed us around for much of the afternoon with occasional flights
around the cliffs. Choughs are a member of the Crow family and were until
recently a very rare bird in the British Isles. Their most characteristic
feature is their bright red bill which is slightly down-curved'

Former exhibitor's website Michael Burns

Mike showed with us in the incubator in the first exhibition "Liverpool Scenes" and I thought I'd share his website details with you.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Joel Bird and Anthony Smith

Birds of Feather

Birds of a Feather
Anthony Smith and Joel Phelan

Exhibition runs from 17th of July until 26th of August (sadly as this is a secure building the exhibition is closed to the public - please look at the artists websites for more details of where their work can be seen in the public domain)

Anthony Smith is a very accomplished professional artist specialising in wildlife and bird paintings. He is currently the working artist for Chester Zoo and exhibits regularly at the ‘Society of Wildlife Artists’ at the Mall Galleries, London and at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.

Joel Phelan or Joel Bird is a prolific young artist/musician/sculptor who will be showing his expressive studies of birds - paintings and sculptures. His paintings of birds have realistic qualities but are stylised to reflect the personality of the birds and the environment they live in. Originally from Liverpool, Joel has recently moved to London. His artwork is shown extensively in Britain and USA, with a show planned for Philadelphia in March 2010.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Exhibition programme for Summer, Autumn and begining of Winter 09

Confirmation of dates until the end of the year

"Birds of A Feather" Anthony Smith and Joel Bird, Opening 16th of July , show running 17th of July until the 7th of October
"A Place Worth Living" Anthony & Nathan Pendlebury, Opening 8th of Oct, show running 9th of Oct until the 18th of
Revolution in Evolution, Darwin, Prenton High School, Opening 19th of Nov, show running 20th Nov until 13th of Jan

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Birds of Feather

Anthony Smith and Joel Bird will be joining us in the incubator for our next exhibition begining mid July.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Louise Waller

Roger Sinek

Roger is from Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe. He started taking photographs when he was 11. He originally came to Liverpool to study architecture and play drums. In between working on his own photographic projects and undertaking on commissions, he works with Tate Liverpool. He exhibits with Soup and the Oxton Artists.

Artist Statement

“After an initial foray with a plastic camera aged 8, I was given a Twin Lens Reflex camera at 11 and started taking photographs in earnest. My father taught me; he had a darkroom so I experienced the magic. I did better work then; direct, no influences, emulating no one.

I prefer the waist level viewfinder. You look down onto a two-dimensional screen, image reversed laterally, so there is a remove from the literal. With a conventional viewfinder you look through. You see as a hunter, looking for food or for danger, spatially. It’s a different thing.

I believe photographs are abstract, because freezing a moment in time is unnatural, and there are many ways in which the camera sees things we cannot, or in a different way. We forget this because there's so much of it about.

Overall, I'm interested in essence and resonance, seeking the universal in the ephemeral. I do not rearrange what I find, nor manipulate the image, but I don’t mind if it looks that way. I like the facts to be ambiguous, for it to be unclear when and how an image was made – to allow space for the imagination. Again, there should be a remove from the literal, an image not a recording”.

Roger Sinek and Louise Waller

The joint opening for Louise and Roger's exhibition on Thursday went very well, with fantastic light streaming in to the incubator

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Roger Sinek and Louise Waller

Roger Sinek Photography
with ceramics by Louise Waller
Opening on the 4th of June

Exhibition runs from 5th of June until 15th of July

Wirral based photographer, Roger Sinek has been taking photographs with some serious intent since he was 11. As well as his personal work, he does some commercial work, including fine art catalogues and book covers. He spent three years studying architecture and has spent many years playing in bands. Roger is originally from Zimbabwe. He currently works at the Tate in Liverpool.

Lousie Waller is currently Artist in Residence at Liverpool Community College. Her ceramic designs are inspired by Architecture, patterns, variations and Art Deco design motifs. In the past , she has used DNA structures for visual inspiration as well as looking at components of tools and electrical machinery. She works alongside Roger at the Tate Gallery in Liverpool.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Characters in the Search of Science opening

Our latest opening for the current exhibition Characters in the Search of Science