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EOP Away Day: Liverpool Biennial

Friday, 21 July 2023
9am – 7pm

EOP Members only
Free, but members will need to pay for their own transport.

Book ticket

Save the Date for the EOP Members Away Day to Liverpool!

EOP members are invited to join us for a trip to Liverpool, where we will be visiting the Biennial and several of the city’s art spaces, including FACT, The Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery, The Royal Standard and more. This is a great opportunity to meet other EOP members, curators and art institutions in Liverpool.

The Practical

Please arrange your transport independently.

You are welcome to join us in Birmingham New Street Station and travel together, or meet the group in Liverpool. More details about the schedule and meeting point will be announced closer to the date…

The 12th edition of Liverpool Biennial
uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things
10 June – 17 September 2023

‘uMoya: The sacred Return of Lost Things’ addresses the history and temperament of the city of Liverpool and is a call for ancestral and indigenous forms of knowledge, wisdom and healing. In the isiZulu language, ‘uMoya’ means spirit, breath, air, climate and wind.

The festival explores the ways in which people and objects have the potential to manifest power as they move across the world, while acknowledging the continued losses of the past. It draws a line from the ongoing Catastrophes caused by colonialism towards an insistence on being truly Alive.

More than 30 international artists and collectives have been invited to engage with uMoya as a compass, divine intervention, and thoroughfare. Taking over historic buildings, unexpected spaces and art galleries, a dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings, community events, learning activities and fringe events unfolds over 14 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

– Liverpool Biennial 2023 is curated by Khaniyisile Mbongwa