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10th Anniversary of Eight Days A Week Exchange Programme
Liverpool and Cologne Liverpool the European Capital of Culture 2008

Mothman The Comic Book
Tony Knox, Anna mc Dade ,Katie hanratty
25th September -December 2008

A free download of Mothman comic book issue zero, inspired by Tony knox alter ego the mothman. Artist will be invited to contribute for issue one of mothman comic book in connection with ‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’


The Baltic Frame. Arena Studios.
25th September—10th Oct 2008
11.00am-16.00pm Tuesday-Sunday
4 Jordan Street, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, L1 0BP

Birgit Deubner, Nick Fox, Britta Bogers, Claus Dieter Geissler, Tine Wille, Andrew Bracey, Tony Smith, Nick Sykes, Bernard Georgeson, Susie Macmurray, Lesley Halliwell, Anna Ketskemety, Dagmar Schmidt, Steve Boyland


‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
Jutta Vollmer & Andreas Vietz, Kölner Graphikwerkstatt Ev.

October 5th – 12th

Jutta and Andreas run the Graphikwerkstatt, an artists’ printmaking studio, educational project and gallery. They will be making new work collaborating with the Bluecoat Print Studio and the Liverpool Art School Printmaking Department.



‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
Ulrike Oeter October 13th - 19th

Ulrike’s work explores and researches history and representation through evocative site related installations and interventions. She will create the Strassenmuseum [street museum] to engage with particular histories of Liverpool to develop dialogue and engage with the public.


Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat
basement @ the Bluecoat. 20th – 26th October
Open studio: Thursday 23rd October 4pm - 6pm.

basement artists Susan Leask and Margaretha Schöning have invited Maria Luiza Pyrlik from Krakow and Sandra Zarth from Cologne to journey across Merseyside mapping the geographical, social and cultural landscape.



Kyotobar, Architectural Gallery, Gereonswall 75, 50670 Köln
Exhibition: October 25 – November 28 2008
Private View: Friday 24 October from 7.00pm

‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
October 27th – November 2nd  
Christine Toh

Some part of my work is a reflection on memory. We are constantly moving along the road which is shaping our life.


‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
Axel Hoeptner November 3rd – 9th

The Liverpool Portraiture project emerged from Axel Hoeptner’s well established role as a portraitist of Cologne artists.


‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
November 10th – 16th  Wolfgang Luettgens ‘View’

A central theme of the black wall piece is the outside space. Different sized photodots (8 -20 mm) are describing the city of liverpool. In a second artwork the inside space is the central theme. Photos, taken from the studio itself, will be used for a digital collage.

‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
November 17th - 23rd   Walter Wolf & Hermann Geschaider

After an exhibition in 2000 and a later residency in the Printmaking Department of Liverpool Art School Walter Wolf is interested to realize a new project in the Bluecoat.



‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
November 24th – 30th High Tide Low Tide

Artists from Cologne Veronika Moos and Inge Hueber are developing a collaborative project with artists from Liverpool Su Chacewicz and Robert Bluett around the theme of High Tide Low Tide.


‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
December 1st – 7th IN LIMBO
Robert Duffy, Henry Finney, Hannah Fray and Andrew Wilson.
‘The title ‘In Limbo’ describes our current state of being and came from discussion about Liverpool and its redevelopment – in between starting and finishing this current phase. It is neither here nor there and there is constant change’.


‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
December 8th – 14th ‘Turner’s Travels’,
The collaboration project by Pete Clarke and Georg Gartz.

Pete and Georg have been making work in England and Germany since 1998. In May 2007 they explored the historic journeys of Turner along the Rivers Rhine and Mosel exhibiting the resulting collaborative paintings at Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm.


‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’ Liverpool/Cologne Artists’
Discussion with Jürgen Kisters. Saturday 13th December 12.30-2pm Free
Since October, Eight Days A Week, the ongoing artists exchange programme between Liverpool and its German twin city of Cologne has set up a project space at the ,Bluecoat. Some of the artists involved and Jürgen Kisters, Cologne critic and writer, discuss the programme and the future of this 10-year programme.


March 13th -16th, April 10th - 13th, 2008
The Cologne artist Axel Hoeptner will be in Liverpool on two occasions over
the next two months. The purpose of his visit is to affirm the cultural ties between the twinned cities through his own art.



Pete Clarke, Liverpool and George Gartz, Cologne

opening 4th May 2008 at 3.00 pm,
Exhibition: 5th -25th May 2008
Museum Zündorfer tower
Hauptstr. 181, 51143 Cologne (Porz-Zündorf)


Malerei und Plastik
4th May - 6th June 2008
Tine Wille (Koln) , Margareta Schöning (Liverpool)
Curated by Dr. Martin Turck

Kyoto exhibition space bar
, Gereonswall 75 50670 Koln



New works from Liverpool (Malerei aus Liverpool)
Anna Benson, Tim Ellis, Roisin Hyland, Anna Ketskemety, Frank Moore, Ruth Piper, Sarah Richards, Margaretha Schöning, Tony Smith, Nick Sykes

9th May - 22nd May 2008
Kunsthaus Rhenania, Rheinauhafen Bayenstr, Cologne


October – December 2008.
Eight Days A Week plan to take out a 3 month lease on the ‘Artist in Residence Space at the Bluecoat’, Liverpool to function as an activity space, exhibition and resource space
for artists.



Eight Days a Week, will be Celebrate it's tenth year, and Liverpool is the European Capital City of Culture Liverpool City Council highlighted ‘Eight days a week’ an inclusive collaborative project linking Liverpool , England with Köln, Germany as a major featured event for May 2008.

The steering group lead by Pete Clarke and Bryan Biggs, Bluecoat Arts Center plan a major exchange Project in Liverpool and Köln developing exhibitions, conference and a significant publication to document the philosophy and history of the project.

The steering group will develop the ‘Eight Days’ Project to define its organisational framework, its mission and objectives to facilitate widening participation and audience development for contemporary art in the North West within the context of Europe.


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