Eight Days A WeeK 2002 : Collaborators' Neil Morris & Tracey Brown Pete Clarke & Georg Gartz
Hope Street Gallery, Liverpool Art School 14 - 27 June 2002
Private View: June 25, 5.30 - 8.OOpm

Liverpool Art School and `Eight Days a Week' presents artists' from Liverpool and Cologne who make collaborative paintings, printmaking and drawing to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the town's twinning. This exhibition shows how artists can work together to develop and share a creative art practice exploring ideas about authorship and authenticity in contemporary art.

Neil Morris Boat Man

Neil Morris and Tracey Brown have made distinctive collaborative screen printmaking exploring the relationships between a personal imagery and a sophisticated iconography. This is the start of a new body of work for the artists and represents a new challenge to establish creative narratives utilising abstract processes, figurative imagery and poetic text. Neil Morris is head of printmaking at the Liverpool Art School and Tracey Brown is curriculum head of art & design at the Arts Centre, Liverpool Community College.
Liverpool City Council, British Council in Berlin, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool Art School/John Moores University, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Stadt Koln, and Bertelsmann, supports `Eight Days A Week.

Tracy Brown " Doll"

Pete Clarke & Georg Gartz have been visiting each other's studios in Liverpool and Cologne creating a unique dialogue by working together on the same paintings. Collaboration is a project that has produced work in England and Germany from 1998-2001 and has made reciprocal exhibitions in Koln and Merseyside.

Pete Clarke & Georg Gartz

The exhibition catalogue `Collaboration' includes contextual essays by Bryan Biggs, Director Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool and Jurgen Kisters, German art critic and journalist. The exhibitions have had favourable reviews in the `Kolner Stadt Anzeiger', the `Guardian Review' and "Artists Newsletter'



web site: Tony Knox