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The BBC, Tate Liverpool, Culture Liverpool and Open Culture are joining forces to create a spectacular artwork on the Pier Head in Liverpool made up entirely of people from across Merseyside.

Community groups, artists and individuals across the city will come together to form a living and breathing Merseyside Mondrian made entirely from people.

Inspired by the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian – whose most recognised works are abstract paintings of coloured squares, rectangles, and thick black lines and currently on display at Tate Liverpool – the installation will be a reflection of the people and passions of Merseyside with communities and groups coming together to help create an abstract masterpiece.

Each of the squares will be made up of different community groups with some performing, some wearing their designated colour and others creating their own work of art, each of which will create a block of colour (blue, red, yellow or white) inspired by a Mondrian masterpiece.

An aerial view of the artwork will be photographed and filmed from the top of the Liver Building withthe final art installation featuring on The One Show on Wednesday 10 September, as part of the BBC4 Abstract Art Season.

Be a part of the art!

Open Culture are currently seeking community groups and individuals to be a part of the Merseyside Mondrian on the 6 September 2014.

If you or your community group would like to be part of this exciting and unique opportunity pleasecomplete a short online form before Sunday 24 August which you can find here. Or call 0151 478 4026 to find out more. Open Culture will be in touch shortly after to confirm details.

All participants will receive a free ticket to the Tate Liverpool exhibition: Mondrian and his Studios.

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Pier Head, Liverpool