Liverpool Irish Festival

Art Arcadia and Locky Morris

Watch me grow / a trip here a trip there

A collaborative digital and physical exhibition, run by Art Arcadia at Sefton Park Palm House for #LIF2019, a trip here a trip there grows across the Festival, hence its working title Watch Me Grow.

Art Arcadia takes up residency at the Palm House during the Liverpool Irish Festival for a remote collaboration with Derry based artist Locky Morris. The outcome of this daily conversation, taking place across the Irish Sea, is an experimental exhibition that unfolds over the length of the Festival. Locky’s unique perspective on collective identity, experience and humour will, undoubtedly, play a witty hand in this project that develops -in parallel- on Instagram and at the Palm House. During the residency Art Arcadia also aims to connect with local artists to explore possibilities for future collaborations and residencies in Derry. A trip here, a trip there is the outcome of a visual conversation between Art Arcadia’s Paola Bernardelli and Locky Morris.
Each day in Liverpool Paola will publish a photograph taken in Liverpool on Art Arcadia’s Instagram account, triggering a response from Locky. This reply will be printed and displayed in the Palm House, in a project running simultaneously digitally (via Instagram) and physically (exhibition at Palm House).
The title of the project, A trip here, a trip there, conjures the unpredictable, zigzagging and unsteady nature of an exchange that has the potential to guide its contributors to unknown destinations and myriad outcomes.

Art Arcadia will be at the Palm House during these times:

Thu 17th 2:00pm-4:00pm
Sun 20th 12:00pm-4:00pm
Tue 22nd 12:00pm-4:00pm
Wed 23rd 12:00pm-4:00pm
Thu 24th 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sun 27th 10:00am-2:00pm

The exhibition can be viewed during Palm House opening hours.
You can follow this collaborative residency on Instagram @art.arcadia.ltd or you can email paola@artarcadia.org for info.

Photos below: documentation and Instagram images (left) by Paola Bernardelli and (right) by Locky Morris

Year2019LocationSefton Park Palm House, LiverpoolDescriptionTwo-week artist residencyPartnersLiverpool Irish FestivalSefton Park Palm HouseFundersArts Council EnglandDerry City & Strabane District CouncilArts Council of Northern Ireland