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4th June 2024

The first Art School Project exhibition in 2018-19 covered the art schools of North West England and was held at Bluecoat in Liverpool, then Bury and Rochdale. This is Liverpool College of Art (photo by Matthew Cornford) which was once just one of several in the city, and is now part of Liverpool John Moores University. As the Art in Liverpool website wrote, "the idea of ‘art school’, especially... as it took shape during the 1950s and 1960s, was more than a place to study art; attendance came to represent a particular stance toward the world, an attitude most vividly embodied by Liverpool College of Art‘s most famous alumnus John Lennon...[who] made being an art student seem like an essential step on the road to the creative life, where the ordinary became extraordinary". 

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