‘The Art of Happiness’ at Liverpool’s Naked Lunch

Fast becoming regarded as Liverpool’s Premier Collage artist Philip Hayes is proud to announce his third exhibition of his bespoke collages celebrating Liverpool’s music scene and the recuperative Power of Art.

Philip has drawn on his own archives and the photographs of some of Liverpool’s most respected photographers including Mark McNulty, John Johnson, Graham Smillie, William James/Billy Griff, Jonathan Dawe and Dave Evans all of whom have given Philip unfettered access to their archives.

Philip said in gratitude, “These chaps have shown me real generosity and kindness allowing me to use their work to create my collages. I was unwell now I couldn’t feel better and their love and and compassion helped me get well, along with the professionalism of the wonderful NHS staff and the devotion of my family and friends. Significantly I was helped by Pete Townshend from the Who who kindly provided through his charity Double O the means to purchase an Apple Mac which has proven invaluable and enabled me in all humilty to become an accomplished collage artist. I give thanks everyday”.

Kevin McManus former music journalist and now Curator at the recently opened British Music Experience in the Cunard Buildings, Liverpool, formally opened the exhibition last week..

He said about Philip’s latest collage exhibition,

“I have known Phil first as a musician in a Liverpool band then as a venue manager. He is now channeling his creative spirit into his brilliant collages. I love the collages he has created for The Farm, Cast, Cream nightclub, Liquidation club night, Writing on the Wall, Threshold Festival and the just completed collage for The Epstein theatre in Liverpool.”

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