New ‘Garston Embassy’ Opens May 31st 2008

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THE GRAND UNVEILING OF THE NEW ‘GARSTON EMBASSY’
SATURDAY 31 MAY 2008, 2.30PM, WELLINGTON STREET, GARSTON L19 2LX

‘Garston Embassy’ is an installation by artist Michael Trainor which sees a disused Edwardian school (formerly Tocky Tech) being transformed into the headquarters of a mini independent state including its own flag and passports.

The project has been undertaken in collaboration with a number of other Liverpool and Garston based artists and designers as well as the good people of Garston.

Alex Corina Cultural Village Creative Director says ” The Artistic Republic Of Garston and Embassy was born out of Garston’s historic spirit of independence and Garston Cultural Village Campaign, which has the longer term aim of promoting the physical and cultural regeneration of Garston as a creative centre. Alex Cont’d “Michael Trainors ‘Embassy’ really does capture Garstons own vision and plans for the future”

The Embassy installations will include a number of automated features which will operate at advertised times throughout the year from 31 May.

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TIMETABLED:
2.30pm — Grab a placard!
2.32pm — Become a Revolutionary!
2.45pm — March with the band!
3.00pm — Join the crowds throwing flowers as The President arrives in his ceremonial car to declare independence for ‘The Artistic Republic of Garston’.
3.15pm — Witness the unveiling of Garston Embassy as a new ‘Palace of Culture’ with its own fountains, maze, formal gardens, oil well and weapons of mass attraction!

Garston Embassy is Garston Cultural Village’s Pavilion and is commissioned as part of a Liverpool wide programme in partnership with Liverpool Biennial, Metal in Kensington and Rotunda in Kirkdale, and Garston Cultural Village funded through Liverpool Culture Company’s public art programme.

www.biennial.com

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