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The Royal Standard is an artist-led gallery,
studios and social workspace in Liverpool.

Founded in 2006 TRS is an artist led gallery and studio collective in Liverpool. Since inception we have worked with over 300 artists, showcasing work in over 70 unique exhibitions and events. Many of these artists have gone on to gain international renown: such as Ed Atkins, Jon Rafman and Celia Hempton. Project partners include Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Bluecoat, FACT, Liverpool Biennial (LB) and critical writing journal The Double Negative.

TRS has established itself as a dynamic hub of contemporary artistic practice, housing 45 artists, 5 project spaces, and a large gallery space. We are based in new architect designed bespoke premises in the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool where we have just relocated with the support of Arts Council funding. TRS operates an exhibition programme and a studio development programme, fostering opportunities for exhibiting artists and studio members simultaneously. This allows for constantly shifting programme which includes curated shows, residencies and studio exchanges, group critiques and research opportunities.

TRS seeks to expand diverse contemporary arts practice, and continues to support smaller collectives for instance Cactus, Model, White Wizard and The Trophy Room who are also or have been resident at TRS. 2016 and 2017 has seen TRS develop residencies with both artists and writers including Das Balloon, Back and Forth Collective, and The Double Negative. The success of these residencies have encouraged us to support local and international artists, writers and performers.



Artistic Directors:

Lucy Bretherton, Becky Peach, Joe Cotgrave, Kyle Percy, Lucy Moxon

Facilitation and Management Director:

Emma Curd

Director of Development:

Jade French



Steering Committee:

Ulysses, Sophie Bower, Marianne McGurk, Becky Peach, Emma Curd




Martina Murphy, Laura Robertson, Michael Taylor, Maria Brewster



Former Directors:

Maggie Matic, Ashleigh Owen, Greg Herbert, Ellie Barrett, Rachael White, Louis Palliser-Ames, Rachel Marcroft, James Harper,
Mike Aitken, Amy Jones, Peter Martin,
Elizabeth Murphy, Dave Evans
Fran Disley, Madeline Hall, Andy Foulds
Natalie Hughes, Sam Venables,
Laura Robertson, Lucy McDonald,
Hamish McLain, Jemma Egan
Laurence Payout, Gabriel Stones
Penny Whitehead, Jim Buso, Kevin Hunt
Eleanor Hawkridge , Sean Hawkridge
Paul Luckraft