Peter Liversidge

Date 03.12.14

Time 6.30 - 8.00pm

Location Arnolfini


A talk by Peter Liversidge at Arnolfini on the 3rd December 2014.


No single category or definition can successfully describe Peter Liversidge's diverse practice which includes work in almost every conceivable medium: drawing, film, performance, painting, photography, installations and multiples. The subjects of his work can seem equally diverse but all begin at the artist's kitchen table with Liversidge sitting alone writing proposals on an old manual typewriter for potential performances and artworks for different contexts. Some of these proposals are realized, many are not, but all are united by an underlying streak of dark, absurdist humour and a gently persistent questioning of things.

Liversidge will discuss the evolution of his idiocyncratic practice and recent projects in locations as diverse as Reykjavic, Belfast, Eindhoven and Frome.

Peter Liversidge

Since 2006, Liversidge has worked with institutions across Europe, including the Tate Gallery, Liverpool; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Finland. A major solo exhibition doppelgänger, as well as a new public art commission Flags for Edinburgh, were launched on 1st August as part of the 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival. Liversidge was part of the group exhibition The Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery, London from July – September 2013

Free for UWE staff and students with ID. £6 / £5 Concessions. To book tickets call Arnolfni box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email: /

Tickets can be collected in person from Arnolfini Box Office from 11am on the day of the event.

Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.