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Artists to chronicle Liverpool Everyman in new collaboration

Liverpool artists are set to be ‘embedded’ at the Everyman as part of a new initiative in collaboration with the city’s dot-art.

The six-month residencies will see a quartet of artists spending at least half a day a week at the Hope Street theatre where they will have access to rehearsals and production areas and will create a body of work to exhibit as well as ‘animating’ the venue’s public spaces.

The first two artists, Alex Corina and Laleh Kamalian, start this week and will be on site until August, and the second residency, starting in September, will involve Tommy Graham and Kirsten Todd.

dot-art managing director Lucy Byrne said: “We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with the Everyman to give four of our artist members this uniquely rewarding opportunity.

“By giving these artists the time, space and resources they need to create new work in such a stimulating, varied and animated environment, we’re allowing them to develop their practice in creative new ways, producing work in direct response to the theatre and its inhabitants.”

Meanwhile a second part of the collaboration with dot-art continues with Art in the Ev, a rolling programme of local artists’ work in the new exhibition space on the first floor at the theatre.

Exhibitions, open to individuals and groups, will last between two and six weeks, with artwork on display available to buy through the street café.

Top: the Cherry Jezebel exhibition at the Everyman. Photo by Marc Brenner.


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