Winter Arts Market returns to St George’s Hall 5 & 6 December 2015
Over 200 contemporary artists, designers & makers selling work at Grade I Listed venue St George’s Hall on 5 & 6 December 2015
The Winter Arts Market, Merseyside’s largest arts and design market, returns to St George’s Hall on 5 & 6 December 2015. Open from 10am – 5pm on both days, it’s the best independent shopping experience in the city and the perfect place to pick up beautiful, unique Christmas gifts.
The stunning Grade I-listed St George’s Hall will be transformed into a bustling festive market with work from more than 200 of the North West’s best artists, designers and makers. There’ll be thousands upon thousands of items for sale, with everything from paintings, screenprints and handmade jewellery and accessories to beauty products, upcycled items, Christmas decorations, cards, photography and textiles. There will also be a vintage fair upstairs in the Concert Room.
Shoppers will also be able to enjoy a range of other activities, including workshops, performances and live music to be announced in November. Delicious homemade food and drink will be available from Cuthberts Café at the North Entrance.
The Winter Arts Market is organised by Liverpool social enterprise Open Culture, who have been partnering with St George’s Hall to stage the event annually since 2009. The market aims to provide the public with a chance to purchase affordable, unique work directly from artists and makers; helping to support independent businesses in the local creative economy.
Christina Grogan, Open Culture Director said ‘We’ve been astounded by the record number of applications we’ve had from brilliant designers and makers who want to be part of the Winter Arts Market and we can’t wait to share their work with the public. The selection process has been really tough, but we’re really excited to present work by some wonderful new artists alongside favourites from past events. Our audiences really appreciate handmade work that is affordable and we’re looking forward to inviting them back to what will be an amazing shopping experience.’
Lucy Cutler is a freehand wirework artist whose work is largely inspired by natural forms, with every piece completely unique. She creates pieces on various scales and in different gauges and colours of wire.
Chris Turrell-Watts makes a series of ceramic animal sculptures based on Japanese anime, mythology and memories of childrens’ TV programmes. Each one is unique and hand made.
Jessica Collinge’s cute, kitsch and nostalgic designs bring a sparkle to even the gloomiest of days. Laser cut acrylic and plywood jewellery is handmade and embellished here in Liverpool, with all materials sourced from UK suppliers.
Ticket Illustration is a local print and illustration duo with an interest in 1960s psychedelic poster art. Influenced by artists such as Stanley Mouse and Victor Moscoso, they take inspiration from bands, movies and quotes and blend them into vibrant psychedelic designs.
Katie Craven’s intricate pen and ink illustrations feature wonderful adventures inspired by nature, animals and dreams. Her work has been featured in publications such as OPEN Magazine, The Skinny and The Double Negative.
For more details and a preview of some of the exhibitors visit http://www.winterartsmarket.com/
Winter Arts Market
St George’s Hall, Liverpool
Entrance via North Entrance or Heritage Centre opposite Queen Square Bus Station
Sat 5 and Sun 6 December 2015
Under 16s Free