Convenience Gallery CIC is a community focussed arts organisation based in Birkenhead. Offering a space for our community to engage with art outside of it normalised context doing this by bringing creativity & arts into public spaces. With our primary location at the Bloom Building.
Our intentions are to work in creative partnerships; with artists, organisations and communities.
How do we do this?
1. Supporting artists across all disciplines and stages of career
2. To bring conceptual art outside of its normalised context and place it within community spaces
3. Delivering access to creative practices and pathways within our community
4. High quality, diverse and experimental programming
5. Working in partnerships with likeminded organisations to place art in new contexts
Our pledge is to work alongside artists, champion the artist-led, and fair pay. Working towards a sustainable model for the work of the Convenience Gallery. As well as within Wirral, Merseyside and wider north west culture.
Who we are;
Andrew Shaw & Ryan Gauge
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Formed in May 2019, at Birkenhead Market. We ran a series of Open Conversations and an Open Call to artists to inform the programme we led.
What followed was several exhibitions, including Open Call #1, TV Babies Collective show, Joana de Oliveira Guerreiro solo show, Burst Our Bubble (LJMU 2019 Graduates show), and latterly Anatomy of Place, Dinu Li (As part of the Look Photo Biennial).
A series of workshops with some of the great local artists, Jocelyn Allen, Claire Henderson, Lois Tierney, Rob Flynn, and from Manchester, Ash van Dyck & Ellie Brennan. As well as plenty more. The aim of these to help the artists build a workshop they could take to new space, and get them paid too. As well as allowing the local community to access free, or affordable workshops exploring various creative mediums.
In the October of 2019 we begun a lecture series in collaboration with LJMU, Bloom Building, John Hyatt's Dark Side Art Lab, called Thinking Out Loud. These inviting lecturers from John Moores, to lead seminar style talks around their personal research topics.
From January 2020, we officially began our partnership with the Open Door charity, working collaboratively to make Bloom Building the cultural space it is.
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