EXHIBITION: Independents Biennial 2018 at the George Henry Lees building, Liverpool UK from 14-29 July – EXTENDED to Sun 5th August

a long the riverrun exhibition

This summer, eleven of Liverpool’s leading visual artists will exhibit in a show for the Independents Biennial 2018 (IB18) exploring current practice in contemporary painting in the city.

From 14-29 July 2018 the former George Henry Lees department store will be transformed into a temporary exhibition space to offer a unique snapshot of modern figurative and abstract painting in Liverpool. The exhibition will occupy the ground floor of the historic store building which first opened in 1897.

Taking its title from the first and last lines of James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake in which the first and last lines join the end to the beginning to start again, a long the riverrun joins together artists with different forms of practice but a common sense of endeavour that is both playful and serious.

For a long the riverrun Elcock will be exhibiting recent work reflecting his interest in the apparent divinity of birds.

Exhibiting artists for a long the riverrun follow:

Pete Clarke
John Elcock
Clare Flinn
Cherie Grist
Simon Job
Anna Ketskemety
Vincent Lavell
Paul Mellor
Amanda Oliphant
Paul Romano
Tony Smith

Press previews: Thursday 12 July 10am-12pm and Friday 13 July 11am-5pm

Open to public: Saturday 14 – Sunday 29 July 2018 Daily 11am–5pm
Free Admission

The George Henry Lees building, 1 Basnett Street L1 1ED, Liverpool UK

An exhibition catalogue will be available for sale.


The Independents Biennial 2018 is the fringe event for the 10th Liverpool Biennial, the UK’s Biennial of contemporary art. The Independents Biennial is led by Art in Liverpool, the city’s leading independent art news website and magazine. The Liverpool Biennial and Independents Biennial run from 14 July – 28 October 2018.

www.alongtheriverrun.info (site now archived)