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Friday, 28 May 2010

Friday, 21 May 2010

We had the Mona lennon Lamb Banana for 2 days

If you would like her for ever then this may be for you
Mona lennon Lamb Banana Auction (Sealed Bids Required)
FRIDAY 28 May 2010, 17:00 - 18:00 at STUDIO 2, 33-45 Parr Street
There is a reserve price (1,200). If interested you can hand bid in a sealed envelope into STUDIO 2 reception
Venue: STUDIO 2
33 - 45 Parr Street, Liverpool

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Alex Corina at MerseyBIO

Alex Corina at MerseyBIO, originally uploaded by abscraft.

We had our opening for Alex Corina's show last night and one have loan of his Lamb Banana - Mona Lennon before it goes back to Parr Street to be auctioned off in a silent auction.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Alex Corina- Past, Present and Future

Alex's opening is on Wednesday 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Wine and nibbles served.

Parking sadly, is virtually non-existent because of the building work.To find our building is easy, follow the white hoardings!

The best description of where we are is the Pembroke Place end of Crown Street, behind the Royal Hospital. We are between Brownlow Hill and Pembroke Place/West Derby Street.…

Currently we are a building site with white hoardings around where the car park used to be, so parking is a nightmare. My best advice is come by public transport and then you can have some of our lovely wine. If you are travelling by train go to Lime Street then walk up the Hill towards the University Campus or get a taxi.

RSVP's essential -

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

More info on Former Exhibitors

Former Art @ the incubator exhibitor Desdemona McCannon, who showed "Under a Victorian Microscope" and "Characters in Search of Science has been in touch about developments for her project

NWSAD staff and students will be running a 'Character Lab' creating 3d characters with scientific properties in collaboration with children during Wrexham Science Week
1st- 10th July 2010
Festival link is

"Characters in Search of Science was a very successful research project we ran with students from NWSAD and Rhosddu school in 2007, introducing children to scientific ideas using drawing, making, storytelling and animation. We asked them to create characters that embodied concepts in the school curriculum, and it was a great experience for all involved.

Since then I have given conference papers and talks in Oxford, Tokyo and Mumbai on the project, and have had a great response from educators, students and children as to the use of creativity in teaching traditionally 'dry' subjects in schools. We exhibited the puppets and animations from the project at the Wrexham Science festival in 2007, and have been invited to run a 'Character Lab' during this year's Festival in July.

The Festival runs from Thursday 1st - Saturday 10th July 2010, and we aim to run the 'lab' on two days including the Saturday. We would like to use the character lab to encourage children to make a 'science monster' in 3d, which we will photograph on the stand, and rate as to its scientific abilities. This may be part of its personality or make up or may be embedded in the character- magnets, propellors, lights etc."

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Giclee Prints

Some of Alex's work's that will be arriving in the incubator are Giclee prints. This is Wickipedia's description as to what they are:-

Giclée (pronounced /ʒiːˈkleɪ/ "zhee-clay" or /dʒiːˈkleɪ, from French [ʒiˈkle]) is a neologism for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word "giclée" is derived from the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". It was coined in 1991 by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art. The intent of that name was to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from the type of fine art prints artists were producing on those same types of printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

About Alex in the Daily Post, Liverpool

New Garston art gallery offering art and performance space in Liverpool’s far south

Apr 22 2010 by William Leece, Liverpool Daily Post

SOUTH Liverpool’s newest arts venue has launched a programme of performances and exhibitions stretching right through the summer.

The Garston Art Works, in Duke Street, Garston, is the project of Alex Corina, a Yorkshire-born artist who has lived in south Liverpool for 20 years and ran the Slaughterhouse Gallery, in St Mary’s Road, during Capital of Culture year.

But funding for the Slaughterhouse ended with Capital of Culture. Now the Art Works has been set up in the former Conservative Club in Duke Street, providing both a studio and living space for Alex, and an exhibition and performance area on the ground floor.

The first exhibition of Alex’s own work, including a well-know series of paintings merging John Lennon’s face into the Mona Lisa, has already opened, with the first performance evening pencilled in for Thursday, April 29, when local schools are being invited to a day of African drum workshops, followed by a performance from Global Pulse and Kevin Paton, a musician, writer and performer who makes instruments from recycled materials in a workshop located next to the Art Works.

An exhibition entitled Creative Cargo 2010 is pencilled in for the end of June, but before then there will be an exhibition and performance from pupils of St Benedict’s School, in Garston, marking the achievements of pupils and also the end of the school before it merges with New Heys to create a new academy from September.

“There is a huge pool of creative talent in south Liverpool, and we are aiming to give it a space in which everyone can come and see what is going on here,” said Alex.