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.
Curated by Robert Flynn
Cat Gif by Lauren Masterson
Alongside this, ROAD Studios’ Director Tony Knox will be collaborating with ROAD members and guest artists to produce the latest issue of the Mothman comic book, giving an insight into the dysfunctional life of the Mothman. As he stumbles throughout different ages in history, his tales become interwoven within folklore, this cryptid being bringing misfortune in the most haphazard of ways.
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 will now be released as an anthology of all the previous Mothman comic books, later in 2022 incorporating the pages featured within the poster exhibition. as it was impractical to release a comic book during Covid Lockdown.
Still from Mothman Comic book by Sasha Spyrou
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.
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.
GAY IS OK
Lo Tierney New campaign on @everpresshq with my ‘Gay is Ok’ design!
Lo will be adding the other LGBTQ+ designs on Everpress as well over the week, so keep your eyes peeled!
This t-shirt said gay rights!
Based off a popular design I’ve done to help promote LGBTQ+ acceptance
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.
Road studio in Based in the Baltic Triangle
3 Mann St,