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Adrian Jeans
Dates: 15 June – 31 July, 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 24/7

Jeans playfully explores life-sculpting’s practical conflict with expression by comically contrasting the dour head of a man who sat long hours for his portrait with the gesturing hand of the artist full of meaning. Accompanying this are 100 drawings that impressively chart the hand’s boundless expressivity.

Willow Pattern Stories

Works on paper and projected animation by Josie Jenkins


Dates:  18th May 2018 – Friday 1st June 2018
Location:  5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times:  07:30 to 00:00 daily

In Willow Pattern Stories Jenkins uses household patterns and household objects taken from different traditions and cultures to explore themes of security, control and colonialism. Included is the Willow Pattern design, which was developed by English ceramic artists and inspired by blue and white wares from China.


Art In Windows presents INTRICATE INTIMACY.


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Designer-weaver Edna Thearle explores the infinite variations of hand woven and hand dyed textiles using the most delicate of silk threads.

Dates: 6th April – 6th May 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: 07:30 to 23:00 daily



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Sculptures by Adrian Jeans

Date: 20th February – 4th March, 2018 Venue: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN

Viewing: 08:00 – 23:00 daily, from street.

Using a head cast in mould inducing materials and seemingly rude grafitti, Adrian Jeans explores the on-going conundrum of whether a portrait is a replica of a person and a reflection of their character or a physical object with an existence and presence all of its own?

Plato’s Republic



Posters by Peter Appleton
Dates: 6th January – 6th February 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: Dawn to 11pm daily (viewing from street)

Over 2000 years ago he developed a theory of political governance which started with aristocracy and inevitably progressed through stages to tyranny.

This exhibition of posters explores those stages and invites the viewer to decide where we are as a society along that journey between the two extremes.

Aristocracy – rule by a few families born to rule – familia supra omnia – family above all.

Timocracy – rule by the worthy and wealthy – pecuniate obedient omnia – money masters all things.

Oligarchy – rule by business and interests behind the scenes – regem comitem me comes regem – you make me a count I will make you a king.

Democracy – rule by the majority but at what point do the ‘rights’ of individuals impact on collective rights? An nesis mi fili quantilla prudential mundus regatur – do you know my son with how little wisdom the world is governed?

Tyranny – rule by a dictator – sic semper tyrannis – thus always to tyrants.

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Time & Space residency at Metal Liverpool

Art In Windows has been awarded a Time & Space residency at Metal Liverpool. Adrian Jeans, a founding member of Art In Windows, will be spending 6-months with staff at Metal Liverpool, which is based at Edge Hill Station, to expand the exciting idea of placing art in empty windows in and around the city. Watch this space for further updates and new projects.

Learn to see/Learn to draw


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Date: 16th November to 3rd January 2018
Property: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Artist: Colette Lilley
Landlord: Frensons

LEARN TO SEE/LEARN TO DRAW is an exhibition that follows Colette’s journey as she explores the process of drawing from the perception that ‘It’s not drawing that has to be learned, it is seeing.’ – Betty Edwards.

Throughout the exhibition Colette will be posting helpful insights on her Instagram and Twitter to guide others in learning to see, inspiring them to pick up their pencils and draw.

Art In Window’s next show: LEARN TO SEE/LEARN TO DRAW

Colette Lilley
16th November till 3rd January
5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN

Art In Windows are happy to announce their second exhibition in 5 Bold Place, LEARN TO SEE/LEARN TO DRAW is an exhibition by the Liverpool-based artist Colette Lilley. The works displayed in the exhibition are part of Colette’s journey as she explores the process of drawings from the perception that ‘It’s not drawing that has to be learned, it is seeing.’ Betty Edwards.


Throughout the exhibition, Colette will be posting helpful insights on her Instagram and Twitter to guide others in learning to see, inspiring them to pick up their pencils and draw.

The exhibition was originally scheduled for 14.10.17-11.11.17 but due for unforeseen circumstances is now running from 16th November 2017 till 3rd January  2018.
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The exhibition is supported by Frenson





Art In Windows are getting LOST

On the 14th of October Art in Windows will be taking part in Lost17, Liverpool Open Studios, where studios across Liverpool will be opening their doors to visitors.

On this date you will be able to preview, for one day only, Art In Windows next show, LEARN TO SEE/LEARN TO DRAW by the artists Colette Lilley. The exhibition shall  continue at a later date.

For information about Lost17 visit where you can see the artists involved and download a map of the studios.


Gesture and Friend/Foe

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Date: 25th August to 8th October, 2017
Property: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Artist: Adrian Jeans
Landlord: Frensons

Gestures (large window) and Friend/Foe (small window) are made using sculptures of the artist’s hand and explore the nature of hand gestures. In Gestures Adrian arranges hands with different positions so that they start interacting with each other and a visual conversation emerges. Gestures was influenced by sign language and by the more elusive hand gestures that we spontaneously and subconsciously perform much of the time.

Friend/Foe looks at how the meaning of a hand gesture can subtly change or invert completely depending on its context: whether that be cultural, psychological or physical. Friend/Foe continually rotates a single hand so that it playfully, but insistently, alternates between declarations of love and hate.

Due to popular demand our current exhibition, Gestures and Friend/Foe by Adrian Jeans, has been extended for a week. It will now end on Sunday 8th October.