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| 1932 - 1959 |1960 - 1969 |1970 - 1979 | 1980 - 1989 | 1990 - 2000 |


 

1980
Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art, Leeds Polytechnic
Arts Council of Great Britain Writer-in-Residence, The Tattenhall Centre (1980-82)
From the Loveless Motel, published by Jonathan Cape
Exchange reading tour of Canada
Hedgerow, mural commissioned for the Royal Exhibition Hospital (now destroyed)

Exhibitions:
Milton Keynes Festival (solo show)
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 12, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

1981        
Visits New York  
Antologia: Adrian Henri, published by Plaza & Janes, Barcelona, Spain
Reading tour of Germany with McGough and Andy Roberts
Souvenir of Normandy, prints published by Manchester Print Workshop

Exhibitions:
Art and the Sea, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Selector of Summer Show 2, Serpentine Gallery, London

 

1982
Eric the Punk Cat, children’s book, illustrated by Roger Wade Walker, published by Hodder and Stoughton
Meets Liz Burgoyne

Exhibitions:
Murdoch Lothian Gallery, Liverpool (solo show)
Art and the Sea, ICA Gallery, London and UK tour

 

1983
The Mersey Sound, with Roger McGough and Brian Patten, revised edition published by Penguin
New Volume, with McGough and Patten, published by Penguin
Penny Arcade, poems 1978-82, published by Jonathan Cape
New Volume, readings with McGough and Patten, Edinburgh Festival and UK tour.
I Want, written with Nell Dunn, performed at the Liverpool Playhouse.
Duffy in Places, lithographic prints published by Manchester Print Workshop.
Summer Terrace, mural commissioned for the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Exhibitions:
Artists against Apartheid, Seven Dials Gallery, London
City Vision: Urban Landscape in Britain 1951-82, Bolton Art Gallery
Fiftieth Birthday Choice for Edward Lucie-Smith, Leinster Fine Art, London
The Granada Collection, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Contemporary Artists of the North West in the University Collection, Liverpool University
Merseyside Artists, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

1984
Visits Hollywood and New York 
Eric The Punk Cat selected for the Book Marketing Council’s Children’s Choice and published in paperback by Magnet
Gifted Wreckage, readings with McGough and Patten, Edinburgh Festival and tour
Poetry and music tour of Norway with the guitarist Atle Hansen
Santa Monica Beach with Airship Card, New Year Card

 

1985
Writer-in-Residence, Runcorn Secondary Schools
It’s For You, reading tour with McGough and Patten
Concerts with The Lawnmower (led by Al Peters) in Holland and Merseyside
Lulu and After, cabaret with John Willett for the Friends of The Royal Academy, London

Exhibitions:
Ellesmere Arts Centre, Shropshire (solo show)
Davey Gallery, Liverpool (solo show)
Merseyside Artists 2, Walker Art Gallery and tour

 

1986
Collected Poems, published by Allison & Busby/W.H. Allen
The Phantom Lollipop Lady, poems for children published by Methuen
I Want (co-written with Nell Dunn), stage version performed at the Liverpool Playhouse
The Husband, the Wife and the Stranger, play written for BBC Television
Meets Catherine Marcangeli. AH regularly visits France.
First visit to ‘The Postman’s Palace’ (Palais idéal du facteur Cheval’), Hauterives, France.
Second visit to Monet’s garden in Giverny, France

Exhibitions:
The Art of Adrian Henri 1955-1985, Retrospective exhibition, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell and touring to Camden Arts Centre and Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (to 1987)
Famous Sons and Daughters, Rhyl Arts Centre
Two-man show with Sam Walsh, Hanover Gallery, Liverpool

 

1987
Harbour, for soprano and orchestra, music by Stephen Pratt, poem by Adrian Henri, first performance, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool
Eric and Frankie in Las Vegas, children’s book published by Hodder and Stoughton
Edinburgh Festival
Resident Writer in Shropshire schools, for the Telford Festival
President, National Acrylic Painters Association (N.A.P.A.)
Regularly visits Strasbourg and Paris

Exhibitions:       
Hanover Gallery, Liverpool
Shropshire Artworks, Telford
Merseyside Artists 3, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and touring

 

1988
Advisory Committee, Tate Gallery, Liverpool (until 1995)
Poetry Festival, Granada, Spain
Readings at the Liverpool am Rhein festival, Cologne, Germany
Fiera Internacional del Llibre, Barcelona
The Wakefield Mysteries, new version staged at Wakefield 100 Festival.
Visit to Turkey, resulted in a small series of paintings

Exhibitions:
Clean Irish Sea, an exhibition for Greenpeace, Dublin and touring to 1989
Artists of the Wirral, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
N.A.P.A., Liverpool

 

1989
Writer-in-Residence, University of Liverpool
Rhinestone Rhino, poems for children published by Methuen
Poetry readings in Cologne and Frankfurt
Visits Basel Carnival (inspiration for a series of paintings planned but never executed)

Exhibitions:       
Recent Paintings, Skelmersdale Arts Centre (solo show)
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 16, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
N.A.P.A., Newcastle, Staffordshire
A Northern School, Pelter/Sands Gallery, Bristol
Photo of the Bastle Carnival
Cover of the Rhinestone Rhino book

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