Exhibition Preview

Forthcoming exhibition:

Two Spencers in Istanbul

Painter Liam Spencer and designer/photographer Spencer Hannah spent a few days last year exploring the sights and sounds of Istanbul. This exhibiton displays a number of images which resulted from the trip: paintings and drawings by Liam, and photographs by Spencer.

Exhibition details:

Two Spencers in Istanbul

Paintings by Liam Spencer – photographs by Spencer Hannah

Philips Art Gallery in conjunction with Bruntwood Estates

at 14a Tib Lane, Manchester, M2 4JA and at

City Tower, New York Street, M1 4BD

18th May – 14th June 2008

Tuesday – Friday 12 – 4.30

Saturday 12 – 4.00

T 0161 834 6928 M 07968 047 224

E philipsartgallery@btinternet.com

W www.philipsartgallery.com

Published: April 22, 2008
Category: Exhibitions

Philips II at City Tower, New York Street

I have four paintings in a group exhibition at City Tower, New York Street. It’s one of a series of three forthcoming exhibitions at this new venue, which is a collaboration between Philips Art Gallery and Bruntwood Estates.

Portland Street Oil on Board 2008

Details are as follows:

Group Exhibition
An exhibition of paintings and photography
from Wednesday 9th April – Saturday 19th April.
Artists to include:
Liam Spencer, James Naughton, Astrid Kruse Jensen,
Terry Duffy, John Mellor, David Hancock, Kate Davies,
Robert Walker, Anna Mazzotta, Martin Murray, David Gledhill,
Jan Chlebik, Andrew Tift, John Pegg, David McKeran.
These Streets
An exhibition of paintings by David Gledhill.
from Friday 24th April – Saturday 10 May.
Two Spencers in Istanbul
An exhibition of paintings and photography
by Liam Spencer and Spencer Hannah.
from Tuesday 20th May – Saturday 14th June.

Gallery opening times
Tuesday – Friday : noon – 4.30pm
Saturday : noon – 4pm
Philips Art Gallery
14a Tib Lane, Manchester, M2 4JA
T 0161 834 6928
M 07968 047 224
E philipsartgallery@btinternet.com

W www.philipsartgallery.com

Published: April 1, 2008
Category: Exhibitions

UEFA Cup Final Manchester 2008

Late in 2007, I was asked to produce some paintings for use by UEFA for the UEFA cup final at the City of Manchester Stadium on the 14th May 2008.

3 paintings and a series of ink drawings were produced and are being used for a variety of applications: as backdrops for events, ticket design, UEFA website, press packs etc. The picture shows myself and Dennis Law, the UEFA Cup ambasador at the launch event.

Follow this link to the UEFA website.

http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/index.html

An interview about working on the project can be found at:

http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/news/kind=1/newsid=632800.html

Published: March 25, 2008
Category: New Work

The Guardian Guide

The following review of my exhibition at Huyton appeared in the Guardian Guide on Saturday February 16th.

Liam Spencer Huyton

The Manchester impressionist Liam Spencer shows recent paintings of his beloved north-west. This shouldn’t work, but it does: borrowing the flamboyancy of 19th century impressionism from the sun-drenched landscapes of southern France and adapting it to the streets of Manchester and Merseyside. A backstreet carwash, a concrete flyover, any old cul-de-sac: Spencer imbues them all with an atmospheric vibrancy that demonstrates that impressionism remains a wonderfully evocative way of apprehending the world. Robert Clarke

Huyton Gallery, Mon 18 to May 11

Published: March 21, 2008
Category: Reviews

Huyton Gallery Exhibition

There is an exhibition of my paintings currently running at the Huyton Gallery in Merseyside.

The paintings are on loan from the Elspeth and Imogen Turner collection, many of which are on public display for the first time.

Exhibiton details are as follows:

Liam Spencer

18th February – 11th May 08

Huyton Gallery/Library, Civic Way, Huyton, Merseyside L36 9GD

Monday-Friday 9.15-7.00pm

Saturday 10.00-4.00pm

Sunday 12.00-4.00pm

Further information from Knowsley Arts Service:

0151 443 5619

arts.galleries@knowsley.gov.uk

Published: March 20, 2008
Category: Exhibitions