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GIFs and Glitter

On December 6th, The Royal Standard presents GIFs AND GLITTER, the opening party for the new exhibition Different Domain!

Party with your favourite GIFs and immerse yourself into the highs and lows of the internet. Entertainment comes courtesy of Deep Hedonia, presenting the second installment of Glitch Karaoke, debuted at Light Night earlier this year; misremembered lyrics providing a subversive insight to your favourite hits.

Also on show will be a special live A/V presentation with all members of Deep Hedonia, providing an improvised dance soundtrack to analogue visuals and YouTube mash-ups, as well as DJ sets from Bantam Lions, AKASA, Acrobat and Kepla.

With work and performances from Jesse Darling, Molly Soda, Erica Scourti and a full wall of GIFs from the annals of the web in The Royal Standard’s top floor gallery, it will be a glittering night to be remembered!

Find the event on Facebook here!

Suggested donation is £3 on the door. All funds raised will go towards our future programme and activities.


Joseph Hulme – ex – blip blip blip

New studio member Joseph Hulme is in a show at blip blip blip in Leeds:


Tom Bennett, Joseph Buckley, Isaac Clarke & Lindsay McMillan, Catriona Gallagher, Kayleigh Handley, Joshua Hart & Ingram Roeder, Joseph Hulme, Ian Jackson, Joshua Johnson, Francis Lloyd Jones, Emily Robinson, Jessica Roper, Rosie Sillitoe, Benjamin Edwin Slinger, Daniel Townend

12/09/13 – 28/09/13

Private View: Wednesday 11th September 6–8pm

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East Street Arts
Patrick Studios
St. Mary’s Lane
Leeds LS9 7EH

+44 [0] 113 248 0040

Thur – Sat 12:00 – 17:00
or by appointment


I Like The Way You Move – EAF Film Club 07/08/2013


New Media Scotland, 1 Crichton Street, EH8 Edinburgh

Every Wednesday evening during the festival EAF will be presenting emerging artists’ film, video and performance. Each EAF Film Club evening is curated by an artist-run organisation from outside of Edinburgh who have been invited to select work around the theme of Interval As Integration.

This week’s EAF Film Club evening is curated by Elizabeth Murphy and Emily Speed from The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

‘I Like The Way You Move’ is an evening of film and performance featuring – Romany Dear,Andrew Gannon, Candice Jacobs, Serena Korda, Jen Liu, Lucy Pawlak and Catherine Payton.

Murphy and Speed have selected the programme after ongoing conversations about their shared excitement when melodrama, slapstick, dance, hysteria and glamour are integrated into contemporary practice.

EAF Film Club is supported by New Media Scotland and The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Image: The Transmitters by Serena Korda, hd video still, courtesy of the artist.

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Dave Evans – Portfolio NW & Some Misunderstanding

Studio member and director Dave Evans is showing new work in two shows over the next month. Portfolio NW is at The Bluecoat and runs from 26th of July to the 15th of September. Dave is also part of Castlefield Gallery‘s Launch Pad: Some Misunderstanding, cutrated by Sevie Tsampalla, which you can see from 9th to the 18th of August.


Private View 26th July – 9 – 6pm
Saturday Viewing 27th July – 12 – 5pm
An exhibition by artists from The Royal Standard, presenting new work made during a week at The Florence Trust.
Amy Jones, Elizabeth Murphy, Emily Speed, Hannah Bitowski, Joe Orr, Jon Barraclough, Kevin Hunt, Madeline Hall, Mike Aitken and Samantha Jones.  

//TRS Director Call Out//

The Royal Standard is looking for new directors.

The Royal Standard has a rolling directorial team who change every two years. This ensures that the organisation maintains a fresh and ambitious outlook and continues to provide exciting career development opportunities. We are currently seeking to appoint  new directors to replace part of the group that are approaching the end of their tenure.

We are an artist-led gallery, studio group and social workspace based in Liverpool. Founded in 2006 to bridge the gap between DIY studio groups and large institutional spaces, it has gone from strength to strength in its pursuit to provide early to mid career artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in a critically engaged environment. The Royal Standard’s activity is as diverse as it is ambitious, which has gained it the respect of artists and organisations both locally and nationally. It has strong links with the Bluecoat Arts Centre, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool John Moores University and the Australian Arts Council. We are also part of a national network of independent and artist run spaces.

This post is ideal for emerging artists, curators and arts-professionals that are
looking to develop and further a critically engaged practice. As a director you will gain a wide variety of skills through the day-to-day management of The Royal Standard as well as the opportunity to explore your own interests, realising your ideas through contributing to The Royal Standard gallery programme.

Within the role there are opportunities to:

• Learn about fundraising and applying for arts grants.
• Gain project management skills.
• Curate shows, programmes and events.
• Be an active part of an ambitious group of early to mid career artists.
• Gain teaching and lecturing experience at university level.
• Be involved in a wide range of on and off site exhibitions, events and
• Manage the TRS residency programme.
• Work with a wide variety of artists, curators and arts professionals.
• Play a role in local, national and international contemporary art events.

As a director you will be expected to dedicate a significant amount of time to the running of TRS. You will also be expected to work onsite at TRS gallery but working arrangements are flexible. This is a part time, voluntary post.

‘Becoming a director at The Royal Standard was a career defining moment. It has given me the gift of confidence, the chance to learn, and the opportunity to expand my skills base and horizons. As a director, I curated and organised exhibitions across the UK. I managed press, marketing, finance and accounts for a complex non-profit organisation. I was asked to speak at conferences and teach at Liverpool John Moores University. I coordinated Liverpool’s largest studio group and met many wonderful and talented artists. I was consulted by and worked with some of the UK’s most important art organisations including Tate Modern, Embassy, Liverpool Biennial and VAIL (Visual Arts In Liverpool).

I have since progressed to running my own business, which I never would have dreamed possible before running TRS. Being a director is a responsible, challenging role, but rewarding beyond belief. I would strongly encourage any ambitious and talented artist, curator or arts professional to apply for the role and throw themselves whole-heartedly into this amazing, dynamic organisation!’

Laura Robertson, former Director.

To apply please send a CV and letter of interest to info@the-royal-standard.com.

The application deadline is Friday 16th August
Interviews will take place the week beginning 26th August