This weekend I ventured over to Liverpool to have a look at the Biennial http://www.biennial.com/ taking place until the 25th November 2012. The Biennial mainly celebrates fine art, while my interests lie more in the craft/ design element of art I thought it would be interesting to explore the work on display to broaden my interests and inspiration. One piece that stood out was ‘Refraction’ by Jorge Macchi, at first it seemed rather pointless however once understood I found it clever and unexpected. Macchi has designed an environment that plays with the unexpected occurrence of being suddenly immersed in a pool of water, using metal rods displayed around a room where the walls are painted two tones of grey.
I also popped into the blue coats display centre to have a look at some of my fellow craft makers 🙂 My favourites included Steve Dixon’s large colourfully decorated porcelain slab built pots and Jennifer Collier’s delicate paper structures. Lovely stuff!