Engine is programming a series of Away Day visits both within the region and beyond. The purpose of these is to explore artist-led activity, to profile the work of artists based outside the capital and to create networking opportunities.

The second of our Away Day visits is to artist-led studios, gallery and social workspace The Royal Standard at their new premises in Liverpool. We will also be paying a visit to Bluecoat, and to some of the other galleries and spaces housed within The Royal Standard.


The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Tuesday 12 September 2017
12noon onwards

The day will start at 12noon at Bluecoat to visit the exhibition ‘Abacus‘ and view various Liverpool-based artists’ work including Kevin Hunt, Frances Disley, Polly Brannan and Birmingham’s Simon and Tom Bloor.

This will be followed by a walking tour of The Royal Standard’s new complex of studios including viewing the exhibition by Black Blossoms and some of the various independent projects spaces housed there.

Lunch will be provided by artists FoodSketz who will present their practice as part of an informal lunch process.

This is followed by a presentation about the history of The Royal Standard and the mechanics of how the organisation works, as well as visits with artist studio holders.

Drinks to close.


Everyone is welcome. Attendees are expected to cover their own travel costs to and from the venue. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at no cost.

A more detailed schedule will be released soon.

To reserve a free place, please contact Anneka French on info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved no later than Friday 8 September.

Further Away Days will be held at AirSpace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent and Grand Union in Birmingham in October 2017.

Engine is the artist and curator professional development programme led by New Art West Midlands and The New Art Gallery Walsall.



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