If you dare...

13. Aug, 2019

Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB

This engaging, thoughtful, political and still 'very' relevant graffiti and pop art exhibition by legendary 1980s New York artist Keith Haring is a must see.

Covering works inspired by the time and featuring some great collaborations with other amazing artists like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, expect, vibrant, colourful, meaningful, political and recognisable pieces that will grab you from the offsetPieces range from designs for record covers, metro posters,music videos, fashion lines and of course, political & activist messages responding to key issues of the period, such as racism, homophobia & AIDS, with a plan to bring all of these issues to the forefront and to as many people as possible to spread the word.

The exhibition includes more than 85 artworks, including posters, drawings, paintings,videos and photographs, summarising 1980s New York street culture, perfectly. A modern genius for his time.  

Exhibition on until 10th November 2019. Go see it! 

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/keith-haring  or https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool

 

 

26. Jul, 2019

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

This wonderful, creative exhibition is set amongst the permanent and magnificent Wallace Collection andfeatures over 160 iconic & stunning shoes and boots all designed by the very talented Manolo Blahnik, from the 1970’s to the present day.

This retrospective celebrates 40 years of Manolo Blahniks exquisite works of art and is both eclectic and enthralling at the same time. Mingle amongst the engaging collection up close and personal and swoon over all of his gorgeous creations from across his highly acclaimed 50 year career, just wander amongst his beautiful collection that are cleverly nestled amongst the regular pieces of fine and decorative arts of the mind-blowing & glitzy permanent Wallace Collection.

The exhibition also shares insight into his early thought processes, prototypes and design moulds and many of his stunning sketches, personal photographs, films and videos of his infamous catwalk shows, featuring images of his many star studded clients, wearing many of his beautiful his creations and what’s interesting is, that its not only art that is on show here, its also his architectural genius, sculptural skills and engineering talents, to name but a few..

Manolo Blahnik is a master of what he does and this exhibition proves that, its eye opening and highly recommended.

There’s even a beautiful courtyard café in the centre of the Museum, where you pause for afternoon tea or something a little stronger,  if you wish!

A must see exhibition, see it before it ends on 1st September 2019. 

Website: https://www.wallacecollection.org/

 

 

24. Jun, 2019

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, France

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris never lets you down, exquisite fashion displays filled with technique, skill and total master ship that never grows old

This special and unique collection of over fifty haute couture designs is based on the 1960s Mondrian inspired era that was fun, funky and classy all at the same time and well worth a visit.

This new exhibition shares two of Yves Saint Laurent’s major creations” his famous Mondrian dresses from the autumn-winter collection of 1965 and his beautiful gowns made in collaboration with the artist Claude Lalanne from autumn-winter 1969”.

“Dresses that changed the relationship between fashion and art by transforming a painting into an animate work of art” this beautiful collection displayed in the one-time wonderful home and studio of Yves, examines the legacy beyond the history of fashion, hence the exhibition title, the Mondrian Revolution which is how the press described this collection when it was originally released in1965.

These iconic pieces are now instantly recognisable and an ingrained part of our popular culture

If you love art and you love fashion then you get two for the price of one!

This wonderfully bright, fun and exciting exhibition will brighten your day and runs until 5th January 2020.

https://museeyslparis.com/

 

 

1. Jun, 2019

Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1HU

Liverpool latest attraction ‘now’ open to the public. The beautiful Royal Liver Building based on the Pier Head at Liverpool’s Waterfront, has finally open its doors to the general public for the first time in its 100+ year history with views to die for and fully immersive experience and my, was it worth waiting for.

“Start your journey at the lower ground floor visitor centre and learn about the building’s history as well as its place in Liverpool’s heritage. Then follow your guided to the tenth and fifteenth floors to enjoy the spectacular 360° views of the Liverpool skyline and experience a world-class digital projection show right inside the historic clock tower”.

Climb outside and experience this world class iconic buildings views over this fabulous city and out to sea and become immersed in a totally amazing ‘sound and light experience’ right behind the gigantic clock towers, the informative and engaging show is truly spectacular.

The ‘show’ explains the cultural significance of the building to Liverpool and brings the history of this amazing city and the Royal Liver Building completely back to life, reflecting on Liverpool’s action packed past and its unsurpassed culture, sport, history and music that has reached out across the globe, making this an internationally recognised city far and wide.

“As one of the stunning ‘Three Graces’ (buildings) on Liverpool’s waterfront, the Royal Liver Building 360 is a must-see attraction”

DONT Miss it!

Website: https://rlb360.com/

 

 

19. May, 2019

Arsenalsgatan 6, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden

Deep in the vaults (the original bank safe) of this amazing and beautiful Boutique Hotel, Bank Art Space, the current exhibition focuses on the contemporary art scene and a mixed collection of stunning ‘Swedish Fashion Photography from 1952 to 2019

The collection focuses on photo fashion art from 13 separate established and acclaimed Swedish photographers and is completely free to visit.

Hosting 42 very different and unique photographs in both Black/White and Colour, subject matter includes fashion icons, singers, models and actors in all their glory and features spectacular pieces from renowned photographers such as Mikael Jansson, Camilla Åkrans, Denise Grünstein and Robert Nettarp,

The good news is, the art at the exhibition is for sale, so get yourself and your wallet down there before they sell out and they probably will, the works are magnificent

Once you have finished with the exhibition, why not pop in to the hotels beautiful sophisticated bar for a drink, or better still, stay for dinner in their spectacular atrium restaurant, you will be amazed, it’s gorgeous!

The exhibition runs until the 24th of May 2019 but check out the website for more of their exhibitions & work for sale.

Website: https://bankhotel.se/bank-art-space/ or https://bankhotel.se/thehotel/