Pope Pays Flying Visit to Liverpool’s Corke Gallery

Independents-logo-150Corke Art Gallery presents as part of the Liverpool INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL
Flypast by Pope in Liverpool at ‘Outsiders’ In Exhibition

Tue 21st – Sat 25th September 2010 (Part 1) Tuesday – Friday 2pm – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm
Tuesday 28th – Saturday 2nd October 2010 (Part 2) Tuesday – Friday 2pm – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm

A ‘flying’ Pope titled ‘AGENT PREVARICATOR’ has appeared on the front of the Corke Art Gallery on Aigburth Road in South Liverpool along the route travelled by the previous Pope when he last visited the city.  The artwork appeared on the first day of the Liverpool Biennial to mark the start of the two week ‘‘Outsiders’ In’ exhibition at the Corke Art Gallery which is part of the Independents Biennial Festival (www.independentsbiennial.org).  The work of 45 artists will be shown during the exhibition which is split into two 5 day shows – Part 1 and Part 2.

During the Liverpool Independents Biennial the Corke Art Gallery is hosting ten shows in ten weeks and the ‘‘Outsiders’ In’ exhibition feature work by Banksy including Bomb Middle England, Stop and Search, ‘Nola (Grey Rain), Forgive Us Our Trespassing and Monkey Parliament along with other works by leading international street artists including KAWS (Dissected Companion), Faile (My Confessions), Shepard Fairey (Soup Can II), D*Face (More Punk Than You Punk), Hush (Fantasies For Naughty Boys ) Nick Walker (Life’s Too Short), Ernesto Muñiz (Mexican Re-Evolution), The London Police (Fruity Geezer )and local artists Alex Corina (Mona Lennon), Bestie (Ashes To Ashes Steel To Dust – 9/11), DOC (Shattered Dreams), Ken Bullock (Ripped) and iRat who has installed the flying Pope on the front of the gallery titled ‘Agent Prevaricator’.

Gallery owner Nic Corke said: “This is the largest exhibition of limited edition and original ‘outsider’ art to be exhibited in a gallery in the North West of England.  No other artist showing in the 2010 Liverpool Biennial has captured the imagination or attention of the public like Banksy so I am delighted that the Corke Art Gallery is the only venue in Liverpool to be exhibiting so many of his famous images along with the work of  44 other artists whose work is striking and thought provoking”.

New pieces have been specially created for the show by Ernesto Muñiz from Mexico City who is currently touring the world and creating the artwork as he travels. The work created by iRat in response to the Papal visit – Agent Prevaricator (the flying Pope) – has been installed on the front of the gallery with the tag line ‘Lord punish those who trespass in thy name and enlighten those who refuse to accept facts’ which has already generated positive and negative responses by the public walking by the gallery.


Entry to the show is free but by ticket only which can be ordered by emailing gallery@corke.net