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Discover our packed programme of events, including artist performances, talks, tours, film screenings and family-friendly activities, for Liverpool Biennial 2018. 

Forthcoming

21 September – 22 September 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
21 September 2018Performance: Rosa Johan Uddoh and Tom Smith
​Enjoy a double bill of performances that deal with personal identity through the lens of the small screen.
22 September 2018Suki Seokyeong Kang: Land Sand Strand – Activation
Suki Seokyeong Kang’s sculptural installation at Bluecoat, Land Sand Strand, will be activated through a series of movements inspired by the Korean Spring Oriole Dance.
22 September 2018Curator Tour: FACT
​Join Mary Jane Edwards, Programme Manager at FACT, for an introduction to Agnès Varda and Mohamed Bourouissa as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018
23 September 2018Exhibition Tour: Found Objects and The Serving Library
​A tour to LJMU's Exhibition Research Lab and Victoria Gallery & Museum to discover the works of Paul Elliman
25 September 2018​Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
How do we imagine or understand a ‘beautiful world’?
25 September 2018The Artist's Guide to Copyright: Protecting and Shaping Your Career
A workshop for artists looking at artwork copyright and management of royalties.
26 September 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
26 September 2018Pierrot Le Fou – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
Weary of his stagnant life, Ferdinand abandons his family for an enigmatic babysitter; he soon discovers his mistress is not who she seems.
27 September 2018Where Strangers Meet: Conversations on Art, Spaces and Cities
This event will consider the recent shifts and changes to the ways in which arts and culture are encountered in public and private spaces.
27 September 2018The Fabric of the Planetary Surface – Jussi Parikka
A talk by Jussi Parikka (Professor of Technological Culture and Aesthetics, University of Southampton, UK, and Docent of Digital Culture Theory, University of Turku, Finland)
28 September – 29 September 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
28 September 2018Volunteer Social
Join us over tea, coffee and cake to find out how you can get involved with Liverpool Biennial 2018.
30 September 2018Get Creative with Family Collective
Get creative with Tate’s Family Collective, try out hands-on activities and learn new techniques
30 September 2018Exhibition Tour: Time Moves Quickly
Do you know how to play the game Human Sculptures? Join our family tour of Ryan Ganders work at Bluecoat and learn all about the artwork. Let’s play!
02 October 2018In Conversation: Lotta Kjellberg
Lotta Kjellberg, visiting Education Curator at Helsinki Art Museum, speaks about her work and shares tips about grants and residencies for artists and curators.
03 October 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
03 October 2018The Gleaners and I – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
An 1867 painting by Jean-Francois Millet inspired Varda to cross the French countryside to videotape people who scavenge.
04 October 2018Soulless, A Fireball is Turning
An evening of film screenings and discussion exploring artistic and political engagements in Liverpool Biennial 2018.
05 October – 06 October 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
06 October 2018Curator Tour: RIBA North – National Architecture Centre
Join RIBA North Director Suzy Jones, for a tour of Mae-link Lokko's new commission
09 October 2018​Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
How do we imagine or understand a ‘beautiful world’?
10 October 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
10 October 2018A Woman Under the Influence – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
Mabel’s increasingly volatile behaviour commits her to an institution. Her husband and kids await her return, which holds more than a few surprises.
11 October 2018A Great Enchanted Garden: Can AI Give Us Back Our Sense of Wonder? – Ryan Avent
A talk by Ryan Avent (Senior Editor and Free Exchange Columnist, The Economist, Arlington, USA)
12 October – 13 October 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
13 October 2018Curator Tour: Bluecoat
​Join Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director at Bluecoat, for an insightful introduction to the Liverpool Biennial 2018 artists showing across the gallery.
14 October 2018Activation of Chou Yu-Cheng’s Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise…
You are invited to activate Chou Yu-Cheng’s sculptural installation at St George’s Hall by throwing rocks at it.
14 October 2018Exhibition Tour: Music and Activation
In this tour we visit Suki Seokyeong Kang’s work and think about music and movement in art.
17 October 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
17 October 2018The Beaches of Agnès – Agnès Varda: Pioneer
In this autobiographical documentary, Varda provides a window into her eventful life as she revisits various locales that have been important to her.
18 October 2018Reclaiming Beauty as a Public Good – Angela Nagle
A talk by Angela Nagle (Writer, author of Kill All Normies, Dublin and New York)
19 October – 20 October 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
20 October 2018Curator Tour: Exhibition Research Lab
​Join Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey for a tour of The Serving Library Collection and the Liverpool Biennial 2018 artworks on display at LJMU's Exhibition Research Lab.
21 October 2018Activation of Chou Yu-Cheng’s Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise…
You are invited to activate Chou Yu-Cheng’s sculptural installation at St George’s Hall by throwing rocks at it.
22 October – 26 October 2018The Big Draw at Tate Liverpool
Take part in the world's biggest drawing festival!
23 October 2018​Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
How do we imagine or understand a ‘beautiful world’?
24 October 2018Page-Turning: Birds of America by John James Audubon
John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The 19th-century book contains exquisite illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.
24 October 2018Honouring Sacred Kin Relations in Contemporary Indigenous Art
Canadian Art Historian Sherry Farrell Racette discusses works in the exhibition at Tate Liverpool in relation to Canadian visual culture.
26 October – 27 October 2018Sculptural Signature Facial
Experience a one-of-a-kind facial treatment inside artist Taus Makhacheva’s sculptural installation ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa
26 October 2018Aliens, Fieldwork, and Universal Grammar – Jessica Coon and Vincenzo Latronico
A talk by Jessica Coon and a conversation with Vincenzo Latronico
27 October 2018Suki Seokyeong Kang: Land Sand Strand – Activation
Suki Seokyeong Kang’s sculptural installation at Bluecoat, Land Sand Strand, will be activated through a series of movements inspired by the Korean Spring Oriole Dance.
28 October 2018Activation of Chou Yu-Cheng’s Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise…
You are invited to activate Chou Yu-Cheng’s sculptural installation at St George’s Hall by throwing rocks at it.