The M&S Bank Arena has partnered with Convenience Gallery CIC to showcase artwork from up-and-coming artists.
Based in Birkenhead, Convenience Gallery is a not for profit, creative arts platform focused on making art accessible for everyone by showcasing pieces in public spaces across the region.
The ACC Liverpool Group – operator of the M&S Bank Arena – is focused on working with community organisations as part of its Social Value Impact Plan – now in its second year.
Artwork by a variety of local artists such as Joana de Oliveira Guerreiro and Jason Hollis and painter and sculptor Max Mallender has gone on display in the corridors connecting the arena’s VIP suites, giving the public the opportunity to purchase unique pieces.
Colm Graham, exhibition, partnerships & hospitality manager of the M&S Bank Arena, said: “We are committed to working with local suppliers to support the Liverpool economy and the team at the Convenience Gallery is very much aligned to our own social values which are aimed at creating positive social, economic and environmental impact.
“The artwork is really unique and gives the public the opportunity to buy their own piece of original art while enjoying an arena show from our hospitality areas.”
Since the gallery was launched in 2019, the founders of the Convenience Gallery have worked with artists and academics to make art and education accessible to the community.
It has worked with a number of community organisations, developing and delivering arts education programmes including Horizons and In Cahoots.
Ryan Gauge, from Convenience Gallery, said: “It’s been incredible to partner with the M&S Bank Arena to bring a collective of talented local creatives into this space. At Convenience we aim to make arts part of the everyday and this is another opportunity for to do this. Our work is all about supporting the local community and the creative economy through key partnerships across the Merseyside.
“This partnership has helped to create a vital opportunity for us to champion, support and create opportunities that link local artists and creatives with potential collectors and art lovers. We’re incredibly excited to see this partnership flourish over the coming months and years.”
All artwork with prices is available to purchase here: https://conveniencegallery.store/
The ACC Liverpool Group’s Social Value Impact Plan can be found here - https://www.accliverpool.com/organising-an-event/why-choose-acc-liverpool/social-value/