- 28 February 2013 - 3 March 2013
To lead into The Art of Pop Video exhibition, FACT and Screenadelica have paired up to present an evolving exhibition of hand printed, crowd-sourced works which will hang in the FACT Connects Space. Screenadelica is a hugely successful music poster exhibition that in the past year has toured and exhibited across England, Europe and beyond. It's essentially a 'pop up' gallery celebrating the art of the screen-printed poster.
Local illustrator, Gary McGarvey, who started Screenadelica (which has toured in various international festivals including Bestival, Primavera and Sound City) is famous for his screen printed gig posters, which he will show at FACT alongside prints from other artists working in the medium, and submissions from the public.
In order to allow the exhibition to expand, DIY screen-printing beds will be constructed directly into the space and visitors can come and see demonstration of, and try their hand at, the skill. We will also be asking local artists, designers or anyone else who wants to, to submit music-inspired poster designs in the lead up to the installation. These images will then be printed live in the space across the four days with the assistance of print technicians and Liverpool-based artists, such as William Daw, Russ Reid (Wasted Heroes), Ashley Hopkins (Payper Tiger) and Gary McGarvey (Horse). Visitors will be able to take their print away with them, along with a manual (hand printed, of course!) on how to set up your own DIY screen-printing studio, or exhibit their work in the space alongside posters designed by Screenadelica artists.
On Saturday 2 March, the day will see the space fully animated with drop-in print workshops for kids and adults alike, music and a pop- up shop, where it will be possible to purchase prints straight from the artists. Russ Reid will also demonstrate how to screen-print t- shirts, and in doing so will create a limited edition batch of FACT/Screenadelica merchandise which will only be available that day.