NW: Liverpool - "Out of this World" - the Art of Josh Kirby (and it's Star Wars connection)

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  1. timbolton Jedi Master

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    A retrospective of the art of Liverpool-born (Waterloo) artist Josh Kirby, who sadly died in 2001, has just started at Walker Art Gallery. It runs from 15 June - 30 September 2007.

    Kirby was most famous for his Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel covers, but a painting more closely linked to us as a Star Wars fan group is this one - [link=http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/joshkirby/return_of_jedi.asp]ROTJ movie poster[/link]. He also did a poster for [link=http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/joshkirby/life_of_brian.asp]Monty Python's Life of Brian[/link].

    Should we have a trip down to this?

    The Walker Art Gallery is open every day 10am-5pm (Closed all day on 25 and 26 December and 1 January) so we can pick when we want to visit. There are also linked events to the exhibition [link=http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/whatsonnet/eventseries.aspx?sid=73&eid=1532#1532]here[/link].

    If we really want to stretch the Waterloo connection (where he was born), we could do the exhibition, then a trip down to Waterloo where the Anthony Gormley "Another Place" statues are located, and then the curry at Coriander.
    Websites:
    http://www.joshkirbyart.com/
    http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/joshkirby/index.asp

    Any takers?
  2. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight

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    Sounds interesting Tim, got a date in mind for when we could go?
  3. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    darn! i was going to post that this morning!
  4. timbolton Jedi Master

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    Beat ya to it then :p

    Hmmm date wise - we can chat today what fits in with the current NW crazy crowd, but it'll definitely be post-CE lol. I am currenly a man of leisure until I find some temporary (probably part-time) work to cover the summer. I'm for rent! But not a boy! Keep yer hands off!
  5. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight

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    Well it is one till September so we're in no rush
  6. timbolton Jedi Master

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    Just over a month till this one closes. Bumping it for an local lurkers, plus we may be going there on the Liverpool 800 day.
  7. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight

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    Aye that was the plan to go here after we've checked this [link=http://boards.theforce.net/north/b10739/27259491/p1/?4]out[/link]
  8. timbolton Jedi Master

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    Hmmm, should I follow that link or just hang around this thread for a while ...

    :p
  9. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight

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    Up to you dude, though I'd hate for the to be two threads for one meet :p
  10. timbolton Jedi Master

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    T'was also to keep this info up there, and I just paid the gallery a visit - omg, is Josh Kirby a genius! Wonderful, wonderful art. And I saw the ROTJ one ;) ;) ;)

    There must be 200+ items in there, some three times the height of me (I know that's not saying much ... ok ... two times the height of Spike T then! :p ). Also a great video playing with Josh being interviewed. I wanted to stay there more, but had a busy schedule, but I was there maybe an hour. I could have spent more. Big thumbs up from me.

    Anyone in Liverpool/Merseyside area should pay this exhibit a visit!
  11. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight

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    You went without us, bad Tim [face_not_talking]


    Guess you can go again, when we have the L'pool meet :p
  12. timbolton Jedi Master

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    Don't worry, more than happy to see it again, in fact I used this trip just so I didn't feel rushed by the possibility of people getting bored and going back to the 08 celebrations. I didn't see everything I wanted to in this trip, so I'll get a second chance before the show ends. Planned to do it this way ;)
  13. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight

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    I can't see myself getting bored, for what work I've seen of his has got me looking forward to this showing :)
  14. timbolton Jedi Master

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    Aye, just how much is on display is mind boggling. It's awesome in so many ways - and it you don't have to be a fan of Discworld either. The video of him shows him as a real decent bloke too. He'll be missed.
  15. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight

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    Well I do enjoy a good piece of art, and enjoy doing my own fan art (shameless plug there :p)
  16. timbolton Jedi Master

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    We did enjoy a piece of art too :p

    [image=http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/timbolton/FFUKN_Aug07_Liverpool800/JKirby_ROTJ_01.jpg]

    [image=http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/timbolton/FFUKN_Aug07_Liverpool800/JKirby_ROTJ_02.jpg]
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