During OPEN we are inviting everybody to meet our team, meet the artists we support and share in the themes that will inform future programme. 

OPEN will include installations from supported artists Amy Sharrocks, Ellie Harrison and Steve Wade, in the Peter Scott Gallery from 11am to 6pm.  On 8th May we also host a special evening performance from Hetain Patel.

As part of OPEN Live at LICA will be hosting lunchtime talks and discussion groups:

OPEN: Lunchtime talks - Thurs 8, Fri 9 & Sat 10, 1-2pm [details]

OPEN: Discussion groups - Weds 7 – Sat 10, various times [details]

We want to envisage what an annual art and community day might look like on campus and how we can help support the grassroots development of arts and crafts in the region of Lancashire. And we want your help…..! [Full details]

A comprehensive schedule of talks, discussions and installations is now available to download. (PDF)

Part of Amy’s ‘Museum of Water’ – a collection of water samples donated by the public – will be installed in the Peter Scott Gallery ahead of her forthcoming Live at LICA exhibition set to include samples from the people of Lancashire. [Details]

Ellie and Roshana invite participants to the Peter Scott Gallery to listen to first hand reflections from those who have lost friends or family. Part of the ‘Grief Series’ which considers the strategies by which many of us cope with loss and bereavement. [Details]

Steve Wade presents his Noir in a Box in the Peter Scott Gallery, an interactive old school video arcade game in which you control the band. Steve’s retro designs are often placed in countryside environments. [Details]

Leo, our Creative Producer, blogs his thoughts on OPEN. [Blog]

Ali Matthews presents SERVUS! a one-to-one performance experience for cash, in which the audience member is invited into a bespoke shoe-shine combined with an iPod-induced auditory hallucination. Friday 9th May. [Details]