For the second of the a-n Assembly events taking place during May and June this year, we will be visiting Liverpool for an ‘Artist-Led Assembly’. Working together with a-n, Liverpool-based artist Kevin Hunt has devised a programme of events hosted primarily at The Royal Standard, an artist-led gallery, studio and social workspace in the city.
Recently Liverpool has seen a rapid increase in artist-led activity with a diverse array of new project spaces, performance platforms and residency programmes punctuating the institutional heavy gallery ecology in the city. Alongside this, celebrating its eleventh year, The Royal Standard recently relocated to a new site, also home to several of these newer artist-run projects.
This context provides a backdrop for the Assembly, a 48-hour event that will celebrate emerging artist-led activity, involving some of the most exciting artist initiated projects both in Liverpool and nationwide. The programme will include discussion, tours, performance and socialising, alongside specific professional development advice brought to Liverpool by the wider a-n team.