ROAD

ROAD Studios is an artist led organisation that has served as a creative hub within the heart of Liverpool since 2012. The studio aims to act as a base for individual creative practice, whilst actively cultivating a supportive artistic network that nurtures the growth and development of its members.
As an established community, ROADies past and present are meticulously interwoven within the Liverpool art scene. Believing in a non-insular approach, ROAD acts as a gateway for broader collaborative projects and connections, instigating opportunities for both internal and external artists to benefit from their platform.
We think that by facilitating in the strength and sustainability of an artist’s foundations, the further down the road their journey will take them. Honestly, we are like the M6 services of art studios.

LIGHT NIGHT 2021: COBALT!

After the rollercoaster ride of 2020 ROAD Studios have decided to have some fun for Light Night 2021 and will be hosting COBALT! an exhibition exploring the many quirks and in-jokes that have come about in ROAD Studios over the years.

Through COBALT! we plan to explore how play grows within an environment where people work together but also how it can create a community but how it can look strange and confusing to those outside of that community.

This work will be screened for one evening only in Luna situated on the ground floor in Northern Lights, in the Baltic Liverpool.

Curated by Robert Flynn
Featuring artists of ROAD studios.

Cat Gif by Lauren Masterson

Mothman issue for Poster Edition

ROAD Biennial Program 2021

 

ROAD Studios’ Director Tony Knox will be collaborating with ROAD members and guest artists to produce the latest issue of the Mothman comic book, and to celebrate, some of the pages are being displayed around Liverpool City Centre.
The comic book pages gives an insight into the dysfunctional life of the Mothman. As he stumbles throughout different ages in history, his tales become interwoven within recent events within the city, this cryptid being bringing misfortune in the most haphazard of ways. “With the uncertainty of lockdown, I wanted to make a more interactive piece of art work, which led me to create a poster campaign that plays into the folklore of this mysterious character,” said Tony.
The QR code on the posters links to the original story of Mothman, the work and the artist on the ROAD Studios website. Individual pages will also be shown as a series of 40 large-scale posters displayed in various locations across the city centre as part of Light Night 2021 and Liverpool Independents Biennial.
Mothman #4 will feature the work of Tony Knox, Helios Bernal Alcantarilla, Eoin Flynn, Robert Flynn, Kirsten Hawkins, Lauren Masterson, Louis Jeck-Prestidge, Sasha Spyrou, Lo Tierney, Tomo.
The physical graphic novel is due to be released in early 2022 as an anthology featuring all the original issues in chronological order with bonus content, including the pages from the Light Night poster exhibition.
Look out for all the posters throughout Liverpool city centre from 21st May until 5th June  2021.
Additionally in Northern Lights the corridor will Display all of the 10 pages of moth man number four which will lead into  Cobalt show. This is a site-specific piece and is only on for one night.

ROAD studios in association with the  Independent biannual, artist’s give an honest insight into Studio life during the coronavirus pandemic and the struggles of keeping the studio active 2020 – 2021.

independentsbiennial.com

ROAD Biennial Programme 2021 

to coincidence with Independents Biennial 2021.
ROAD Studios will be opening its vacant spaces to artists in need with its Artist Assistance Residency, inviting Hope University students Sinead Coyle and Joanne Brownsword along with professional artist Ben Simpson to utilise their space to create work and develop their practice during this difficult time when access a Space can be hard to come by.

ROAD Studio’s Andrew Wolfenden new work
On display on Bold Street, Liverpool From 25th March 2021 at @resurrection_liverpool, ” It’s a piece expressing my personality and interests inspired by plants, typography, graphic elements and design and fashion”

instagram.com/andrew_wolfenden/

 

The Contrast Mural Fest 3rd Oct-4 Oct 2020 
Featuring Two Road  
Artist 
Mike Marten  and Andy Wolfenden.

50 artists from all over the place paint half a Kilometre of hoarding on Great George Street, Liverpool and currently still on display throughout 2021.

http://www.contrastmuralfest.com

(Supported by Zap Graffiti ArtsCulture Liverpool
Arts Council England Awesome Liverpool)
https://www.zapgraffiti.co.uk

Road studio in Based in the Baltic Triangle  
3 Mann St,
Liverpool
L8 5AF.

studio Overview

Creative Team

Tony Knox

Tony Knox

Director

Sasha Spyrou

Sasha Spyrou

Director

Robert Flynn

Robert Flynn

Director