Contemporary painting show to feature at IB18

This summer, eleven of Liverpool’s leading visual artists will exhibit in a show for the Independents Biennial 2018 (IB18) exploring current practice in contemporary painting in the city.

From 14-29 July 2018 the former George Henry Lees department store will be transformed into a temporary exhibition space to offer a unique snapshot of modern figurative and abstract painting in Liverpool. The exhibition is co-curated by artists Paul Mellor and John Elcock.

Taking its title from the first and last lines of James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake in which the first and last lines join the end to the beginning to start again, a long the riverrun joins together artists with different forms of practice but a common sense of endeavour that is both playful and serious.

The exhibition will occupy the ground floor of the historic store building which first opened in 1897.

The Independents Biennial 2018 (IB18) is the fringe event for the 10th Liverpool Biennial, the UK’s Biennial of contemporary art. The Independents Biennial is led by Art in Liverpool, the city’s leading independent art news website and magazine. The Liverpool Biennial and Independents Biennial will run from 14 July – 28 October 2018.