Thursday, 3 April 2008

Below is some coverage from Flux Magazine, Artists are continuing to send us updates and images to our in-box, more artists then ever now have slide shows of their work on this blog so do browse the site!!

Hello and welcome to our news section as you can see below we have been really busy! The show has been going well with some press attention across the region. We were voted website of the week on 24 hour museum and have had over 13,000 hits on the site so far! Lots of the artists taking part have been sending updates and the site is becoming richer and richer as time passes. We will be sending further updates out soon. Thanks for visiting!

Above a slide show with images from the Artranspennine08 launch event at The International 3 on Friday. The launch event and open day generously hosted by International3 enabled artists to promote their work to press and public and to meet and network with other participants. Each artist was invited to pinpoint the location of their work across the region on a map in the gallery. Access to the blog enabled visitors to browse the various works alongside publicity material placed on the Artranspennine08 information desk. Temporarily International3 acted as the physical hub for Artranspennine08 creating a gallery context and a location for celebration, interaction and dialogue

Click on the 'Press' above to access our press coverage so far, we will be uploading press coverage here regularly, If you're a participating artist and secure your own press for Artranspennine08 then let us know and we'll post it on the blog.

The Launch of Artranspennine08 is TONIGHT!... 5-9pm at International3 who are generously hosting the event and we hope to see you there. We will also be at the gallery tomorrow from 12-5pm to meet visitors and talk about the project so if you’re overwhelmed by the activity in Manchester tonight then do come and see us tomorrow!

In case you’re not familiar with International3 here is the address: 8 Fairfield Street, Manchester, M1 3GF. Just opposite Piccadilly Train station and next door to the Bulls Head pub!

In other news we have had over 9000 hits on our blog!

We have 53 posts/activities on the (links to the left) involving over 60 artists! We are delighted with the array of activity that is taking place over the next couple of months and we will endeavour to keep you up date with all the activity so come back and visit the blog as each artists post will evolve and grow as their works are documented!

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you tonight!

News just in! 24 Hour Museum have written a full article on Artranspennine08 click on logo above to go to article!

The weather should be fine and sunny on Friday! for more up do date weather reports click here

The Launch event of Artranspennine will take place this Friday (13th) from 5pm at International 3! There will be no artwork in the gallery though artists will be able to add their contribution to Artranspennine 08 to a map placed in International 3 and will also be able to bring business cards, ephemera and publicity from their ongoing projects. We’re delighted with the amount of artists that have chosen to take part in Artranspennine and we hope to see you on Friday! There are also the degree shows at MMU and a preview at Castlefield Gallery so Friday promises to be a packed evening!

We’ve just added some new artists to our list so do have a look at the links on the right!

We've recently updated the 'frequently asked questions' area (click on picture for link!), with instructions on how to submit! The closing date is not until June 12th, though please forward your submissions as soon as possible to

Hello Everyone! and welcome to the ‘news’ section of our fabulous blog! We will endeavour to keep you up to date with all the developments over the next couple of months with Artranspennine 08. Please do join our mailing list or Facebook group if you’d like to get regular updates.

We have decided to extend the submission phase of Artranspennine so as many of you as possible can be included. We will stop taking submissions on Friday June 13th, the same day as the opening event at International 3. Though to guarantee inclusion on the blog in time it would be best to get it to us as soon as possible.

We're delighted to announce that Flux magazine is our media sponsor for Artranspennine 08, Flux was the media sponsor for Artranspennine 03, so we're pleased to carry on the tradition of working with this Manchester based cultural institution.

International 3 have confirmed that they will host a special Artranspennine08 opening event that will take place on Friday 13th of June. For the Friday evening and Saturday day International 3 will act as a physical hub for the Exhibition, (times to be confirmed soon) Artists will be able to spread the word of thier own projects and learn what other participants have been up to.

For visitors to Manchester the event coincides with the Manchester Metropolitan degree shows, always a great event! International 3 is just opposite Manchester Piccadilly, it would be possible to stop off at International 3 on your way to MMU which is just a short walk across town.

International 3

The Super Lamb Banana was the original work of Japanese-based artist Taro Chiezo. Commissioned for the Art Transpennine Exhibition of 1998, the sculpture was a controversial, but welcome addition to the public art arena in Liverpool. Standing an impressive seventeen feet tall and comprised of concrete and steel, the statue first attracted interest from its original position on the Strand. The unusual artwork was created to warn of the dangers of genetically modified food, whilst being appropriate to the city of Liverpool due to the port's rich history in the trade of lambs and the import of bananas.
This work is being 'reinvigorated' in a competetion organsied by Granada TV as part of Liverpool's Capital of Culture. The public have been asked to add 'decoration' to this work, for more information click here.

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