— Liam Gallagher (@RealLGallagher) March 26, 2015
Older people are often dismissed by our youth-obsessed society, but a new London exhibition is hoping to tackle ageism face-on. Pop-up Grandad’s Gallery arrives in Camden today, and will show the work of 78-year-old artist Liam Gallagher until May 30.
New work about living too long… pic.twitter.com/8XVZASAC8R
— Liam Gallagher (@RealLGallagher) October 21, 2014
Liam took his first steps into the art world last year when his grandson, artist and broadcaster Scottee, attempted to give his illiterate granddad a voice. The duo managed to raise £6,000 for the project, gathering support from Stephen Fry and Age UK.
New work today… pic.twitter.com/OirYKIRm2N
— Liam Gallagher (@RealLGallagher) December 2, 2014
The results are a limited-edition print, a t-shirt with the slogan ‘No Need to Shout’ and a four-day exhibition on Queens Crescent where Liam and his wife Mary have lived since 1973. There will be 30 pieces of text-based work in the exhibition as well as a video installation, a series of one-on-one performances and a sound piece. The works explore issues like ageism, death, assisted suicide, politics, immigration and racism.
I’m excited for my gallery pic.twitter.com/AYWoHKEvBp
— Liam Gallagher (@RealLGallagher) March 9, 2015
Installation artists Hunt & Darton will also be serving some of Liam’s favourite snacks, including toasted fruit loaf and tea with two tea bags. Plus, over-60s are invited to a special private view with complimentary cake.
— Liam Gallagher (@RealLGallagher) January 24, 2015