THE Liverpool Biennial is a 10-week festival of contemporary art, currently taking place at locations across the city centre. These are some of this week’s highlights:
JOIN artists, critics and curators for a three-day programme of debate, talks and tours exploring the John Moores Painting Prize and the future of painting. This year's winner, Sarah Pickstone, is a special guest over the weekend, and will be sharing her thoughts on the John Moores' role in contemporary painting. Friday to Sunday, The Walker Art Gallery, further details at www.liverpool museums.org.uk
ARTIST and filmmaker Declan Clarke takes viewers on a journey of post-revolutionary cinema from Cologne to Bucharest at the UK premiere of On Our Own (2012) and a screening of Overnight (2010) at FACT’s Picturehouse cinema. He will be joined by Sarah Perks, programme director of Manchester’s Cornerhouse. Wednesday October 3, it’s a free event but booking essential at www.fact.co.uk
DUTCH artists Susan De Kruff and Annemiek Collin present their first UK exhibition, Vanishing Presence, at Bridewell Studios & Galley, Prescot Street, as part of the Independents Biennial. Runs until November 11.
FRANCES DISLEY leads a family-friendly New Masters workshop at The Walker Art Gallery on Saturday. Bring along special objects that represent you and your family, strike a pose from an old master painting to create a new photographic masterpiece.
CORKE Art Gallery, Aigburth Road, opens the second part of its Independents Biennial exhibition Inventions & Reinventions, imagining landscapes which reference the splendour of the countryside and the changes made by human hand. Until November 30.