“Building Merseyside – A Contemporary Interpretation of the Architecture of Liverpool and the Surrounding Area”
27 November 2009- 3 January 2010
This group show of local artists’ work takes it’s cue from the splendour of it’s host venue, St George’s Hall, with the exhibition aiming to celebrate and explore the rich architectural heritage of the region in a contemporary context. The exhibition is the first collaborative project between St George’s Hall and local art organisation dot-art.
Featuring a collection of works in a variety of media, this exhibition showcases the work of Liverpool artists depicting their own versions of our beautiful city and its surrounding areas. We often overlook the buildings and structures around us; as we rush from place to place we forget to take a minute to look up and around. Behind the modern shop-fronts of the average high street there often lie beautiful old buildings and Liverpool in particular has a wealth of architecture just waiting to be discovered. The city has also become a modern metropolis over recent years with the surge of developments in the city centre. This has lead to a new architectural landscape being created in parallel with the existing cityscape, creating striking juxtapositions of old and new at every turn.
Laura Clarke of dot-art, curator of the show, explains the thinking behind the exhibition:
With this exhibition I wanted to showcase our beautiful surroundings by choosing artwork that doesn’t just show the usual view of our region’s architecture but makes the viewer look again from a fresh perspective. I want to show people sides of buildings they might not have seen before through artwork which really draws out the spirit of a building or structure. From fantastic Georgian creations, to super modern sky scrapers I feel that Liverpool’s architecture can stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the worlds most beautiful cities and as such holds a wealth of inspiration for Liverpool artists here, hopefully, it is their job to show us just how beautiful it is.
All work is for sale. Admission is free.
The exhibition is open to the public from 10am-5pm daily (except Christmas
Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day) at The Artists’ Studio, St George’s Hall,
St Georges Place, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 1JJ.
Untitled – Stephanie de Leng