Claire Burgess’s Blog

Lost in Space 2

Posted in Art, Christmas, Claire Burgess, Digbeth, The Custard Factory by Claire Burgess on December 16, 2008

Yesterday the Lost in Space 2 exhibition opened at the Vaad Gallery. Lost in Space is made up of a collective of artists from The Custard Factory who formed to try and develop the arts community in the area. Lost in Space2 is being curated by the lovely Bryn Tranter so is sure to follow on from the success of the first exhibition which happened a few months back. If like most of the people I have spoken to today you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet,* get yourself down there and buy unique art work. Guaranteed to impress even the most difficult of friends and family.

* It is 9days until Christmas today and Kris, our web guy still hasn’t done anything in the way of Christmas shopping. He actually said he could get everything from the “24 hour garage.” If you don’t want your loved ones to have the same disappointed face as Kris’s girlfriend will have on Christmas day, and haven’t done any shopping yet then definitely go and buy something from Lost in Space 2.

Lost in Space 2

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Where have all the Superlambananas gone?

Posted in Art, Claire Burgess, Liverpool, Travel by Claire Burgess on September 12, 2008

I am very sad to report that you can no longer find the SuperLambBananas scattered around the streetsof Liverpool. On Tuesday lots them were auctioned off for charity. This has put an end to my ideas of visiting them all. I hope someone is kind enough to put them all in one place i.e a museum after they have been sold so I might fulfill my dream. If you missed the auction don’t be too down in the dumps…the remaining ones will be auctioned off online on Tuesday 16th September. Visit here for more details. And don’t worry the original Superlambanana is still there.

Also, I noticed today that you can buy Bite Sized Superlambananas from the Superlambanana website. If you can’t afford or haven’t got room for one from the auction then you can get a yellow one like the original or white blank canvas one so you can design your own. SOLD!


Go Super Lamb Bananas!

Posted in Art, Blogging, Claire Burgess, Liverpool, Travel by Claire Burgess on July 25, 2008

Well, it seems very fitting for me that my first blog should be about something so very random. I have just got back from Liverpool and had to tell you all about the new craze…Super Lamb Bananas. In 1998 a Japanese Artist Taro Chiezo was commissioned to make the original Super Lamb Banana but last month to mark the Capital of Culture celebrations more were commissioned and now there are 120 in total with all different designs. Most are spread around Liverpool but you can also find some in Runcorn and one in Euston Station. I think there great. So it seems do the children of Liverpool who seem to be climbing all over them and the students even seem to be trying to steal parts of them (the one outside Liverpool University has had its mortar board stolen three times already.)

To find out more go to http://www.superlambbanana.com where there is a map of all the Super Lamb Bananas. Over the next few months I hope to visit them all so watch this space for an update