Duke Street Presents

Studio announce launch of their debut exhibition

Founders of the art studio 104 Duke Street Collective are delighted to announce the launch of their debut exhibition, which opens Fri 16 – Fri 30 May 2014 at their studio space on Duke Street.

The creative heads behind 104 Duke Street Collective are excited to open their doors and welcome the public to view their highly anticipated exhibition which ties in with this year’s Light Night festivities.

Formed back in January 2013 by Cherie Grist, Colette Lilley and Laura O’Reily, the space was opened by artists, for artists. It is

currently home to 6 residing artists and is a thriving creative hub; a huge premises located right in the heart 

of the city centre, where they each have their own private space to develop their individual practises.

With their own original artistic style, the exhibition has a very eclectic range of themes through their pieces for the public to take in and enjoy; Cherie Grist documents her relationship with life itself through large abstract expressionist pieces and Colette Lilley investigates different states of being, showing the calming effect art can create on body and mind through her meditative drawings. Nicola Hands’ paintings explores the legacy of colonial British society with a specific emphasis on identity within the praxis of society and Laura O’Reily explains life and it’s every days things, outlined through the use of graphics. Karen O’Brien currently focusing on figurative painting and finally, Paul Romano will impress you with his exciting abstract pieces.

Cherie Grist Studio Founder said: Myself, Colette and Laura previously all had studios in Wolstenholme creative space which closed in December 2012. Wanting a space that was more suited to our developing practises we decided to set up our own studio and 104 Duke Street was born. We are all ecstatic to be launching our first exhibition and can’t wait for the public to see it.

Colette Lilley Studio Founder said: Everyone involved in the launch of the exhibition has worked incredibly hard and each piece has something special and unique about it. All the artists in the studio are incredibly talented and I am very proud of what we have accomplished over the past year. I am certain this will be the first exhibition of many more to come.

An exciting time for the collective of artists at the 104 Duke Street, they are very eager to share with you the last 12 months of their hard work. The exhibition also ties in with various other exhibitions and events taking place within the city for Liverpool Art Month.

For more information please visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/104DukeStreetStudios

Exhibition Details
104 Duke Street Collective Exhibition
Fri 16 – Fri 30 May
104 Duke Street

Open: Wed/Thu/Fr/Sat/Sun
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm

For more information, images, interview requests please contact Cherie/Colette at at104dukestreet@hotmail.com

Alittle about 104 Duke Street Collective

104 Duke Street Studios was formed in January 2013 by Cherie Grist, Colette Lilley and Laura O’Reily. All 3 artists had studios in Wolstenholme creative space which closed in December 2012 due to being condemned. Cherie and Colette are full time artists and Laura divides her time between teaching art and doing her art practise. Current residing artist at 104 Duke Street are Cherie Grist, Colette Lilley, Laura O’Reily, Nicole Hands, Karen O’Brien and Paul Romano.

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