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We are extending our current show, Adrift in Transient Spaces, as we have had to sadly postpone our next show due to Covid-19. We hope you will continue to enjoy the vibrant colours and thought-provoking installation by Karis Hopkinson already in the windows.


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Adrift In Transient Spaces
An installation by Karis Hopkinson

Dates: 3 – 31 March, 2020
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

A bold and intense experiment in expanded drawing based on ideas of landscape and the contemporary environment; visual and written language; and the gap in understanding that the tension between these multiple elements creates, alluding to a different, more fragmentary reality.




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An exhibition by Camile Smithwick
Dates: 1-30 February, 2020
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Camille Smithwick’s I Dream of Gottfried explores the dreams of Kaspar Hauser. The mysterious Kaspar Hauser was a teenage foundling who appeared, seemingly from nowhere, in Nuremberg in 1828. Speaking only one sentence in an unfamiliar dialect, unable to walk properly and eventually murdered, rumours abound about his true origin. The sculptures are symbolic interpretations of this dream life; an attempt to channel our experience of the unconscious that defies language.

The Artist v The World

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An exhibition by Peter Appleton
Dates: 1 – 31 January, 2020
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Peter Appleton presents an on-going poster series called The Artist v the World , which he considers a sort of aging fool’s rant against the world and its imperfections. The Three Estates, Communications, Naked Consumption and Leadership are dissected and analysed using the traditional, political-poster format to highlight presssing, contemporary issues.


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An exhibition by Lidia Lidia
Dates: 1 – 31 October, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Lidia Lidia uses her trademark pink imagery of feminine stereotypes to confront the misogynistic submission of females worldwide. The gentle prettiness of popular female identity is subverted by a life-sized Barbie doll, bruised and performing multiple domestic chores, and flowers inscribed with facts about violence against women – highlighting the ubiquity of this oppression.


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An exhibition by Nerissa Cargill Thompson
Dates: 2 – 30 September, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Sculpture and photography exploring plastic pollution. Using concrete-cast plastic containers and images on glossy advertising board, Beached gives a physical and psychological presence to our lightweight, disposable waste.  A concrete Coke bottle becomes a gravity-defying Zeppelin – revealing a disconnect between the object’s allure and the harm they cause.


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An installation by Abel Shah
Dates: 1 – 31 August, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Abel Shah is a collaboration between artists Alex Bell and Giulia Shah.

Using the body as an object of display, Abel Shah has created an installation titled Pain after Pane exploring ideas around the language of objects, structures of value and the notion of the spectacle.

“They stare in timeless wonderment through shop windows. Enraptured. Entranced. Enlightened.

Pain after pane after pane…. the glass fragments continue down the street…”


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Ruairi Barfoot
Dates: 1 – 31 July, 2019
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Ruairi Barfoot’s paper tapestries aim to evoke the endlessly unpredictable course of lines in nature. Inspired by superautomatism – the act of subconscious and unpremeditated mark-making – he makes hundreds of intricate cuts into paper. These multiple individual incisions and silhouettes coalesce into large and evocative natural forms that range from sea- and cloudscapes to entangled roots. While physically stagnant, the effect of Barfoot’s immersive works are actually ever changing due to the interplay of light and shadow on, through and behind the paper sheets, superimposing the changing weather conditions of Liverpool onto these mysterious, imaginary vistas.

While not directly referencing the natural world, Barfoot’s paper forms and shapes visually link up with those found in nature. His beautiful creations strike a cord with the force and fragility of the natural world in that even though the result of cutting the paper is aesthetically delicate, the action that creates it is extremely violent.

Ruairi Barfoot studied Fine Art at University of Ulster and Manchester Metropolitan University. He currently volunteers in the Manchester Craft and Design Centre and, this September, will be studying for a masters in History of Art at the University of Glasgow.