Fine Art Challenge & Exhibition - Liverpool Biennial

NOISE 2006 Curator Stella Vine challenges 5 young NOISE creatives to organise, produce and market an exhibition of NOISE Fine Artists.

  • Type
    Exhibition
  • Date
    14 September, 2006
  • Location
    View 2 gallery, Matthew Street, Liverpool

NOISE 2006 Curator Stella Vine challenges 5 young NOISE creatives (Kevin Hunt, Chris Boyd, Judy Louise Jacobs and Chris Rice) to organise, produce and market an exhibition of NOISE Fine Artists. But we aren’t going to make this easy for them, oh no. The mission is to do all the above with a budget of just £500, and only four weeks to do it in – all as part of the Liverpool Biennial one of the world’s most renowned showcases of contemporary art. So no pressure there then.

In true showbiz style, the trials and tribulations of the manic-month are filmed for a BBC2 fly-on-the-wall documentary. The show goes out in September 2006 in time for the launch of the exhibition.

After an intense month, the group successfully stages a month-long exhibition, showing off the work of 17 NOISE artists in an independent gallery on the legendary Matthew Street, where The Beatles once rocked The Cavern Club. 

NOISE Artists who exhibited

Achievements

  • A national audience of 450,000  for the BBC2 fly-on-the-wall documentary
  • 1,700 visitors attend the exhibition. 
  • 200 people attend the evening launch party at Korova Bar, Liverpool with screens displaying NOISE Biennial artwork
  • 10 sales achieved (40% of the artists)
  • 1 marriage proposal 
  • 1 artwork licensed by a national chain for print retail

Press

  • BBC 2 
  • Liverpool Daily Post
  • Artist blogs and websites

A truly inspiring example of a modern art exhibition, beautiful, humorous, provocative, thoughtful.

Joseph O' Neill, visitor to the exhibition

[It] was a challenge they found very hard and very demanding but it is all very professional.

Ken Martin, owner of View 2 Gallery

Supported by

BBCArts CouncilNWDALiverpool Biennial