IN CONJUNCTION WITH SOUND CITY, NORTHERN LIGHTS ARE HOSTING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS THAT EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VISUAL ART AND MUSIC.
Gigs & Graphics is a collaboration between Northern Lights, Sound City, Toucan Tango and artists and musicians that live and work in and around Liverpool. We have programmed three components to engage all of us who love art and music – particularly those who study art and music, or work in these fields already – and are looking for connections, advice and want to geek out.
Firstly, we are organising an Industry Day and Preview on the 3rd of May. We have invited musicians, artists and music industry professionals who successfully inhabit the intersection of art and music to lead a day of workshops, talks and to take part in a Q&A and discussion with students, artists and musicians. We hope to generate an exciting exchange of ideas and opportunities for future work and collaborations.
In the evening we encourage everyone to stay, continue the conversations and have a drink as we launch the exhibitions to the public!
For the Gigs & Graphics International Print Exhibition we have invited internationally renowned poster artists to submit work that they have produced for musicians, festivals and gigs. The uptake has been remarkable and we are extremely proud to display these works in Liverpool.
For the 10 out of 10 Project and Exhibition we have asked a mix of 10 emerging and established visual artists are paired with 10 of the acts on Sound City 2018’s line-up, to create a bespoke print. The results from this project will be displayed at Northern Lights from 3rd May to 7th May alongside the International Print component of Gigs & Graphics. A limited run of exceptional prints will be available to buy and proceeds will be shared with Youth Music North West to help fund their amazing work in and around Liverpool.
3rd to 7th May 2018 Northern Lights Liverpool Cain’s Brewery Village
3rd May - Art & Music Industry Day and Exhibition Preview 4th May – Exhibitions open 12:00 – 18:00 5th May – Exhibitions open 12:00 – 22:00 6th May – Exhibitions open 12:00 – 22:00 7th May – Exhibitions open 12:00 – 18:00