Open Call Public Art Sculpture Commission, Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Open Call Public Art Sculpture Commission, Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Aintree University Hospital -Main Entrance

Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust (LUHFT) invites applications from artists to create a high quality, innovative and thought provoking piece of public art. The proposed new artwork will be displayed outside the reconfigured main entrance and will complement the existing            commissioned works on display around the Aintree site.

Project Brief

The artwork must:-

  • Relate to the overall theme of the commission
  • Be site specific and weather durable
  • Create a sense of “welcome”
  • Reflect Aintree hospital’s place as an anchor institution

Commission Theme

The overarching theme is “Metamorphosis”

Artists are invited to explore this theme in any medium providing they adhere to the project brief. We have chosen this theme to reflect the transformation and continual change within the hospital  and the hospital estate. There is a symbiotic and collaborative relationship between staff members of every discipline who when working together exemplify the phrase;                                            ‘the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts’.  Whilst there is considerable latitude within the brief this will be a very prominent piece of art at our main entrance and will be the first welcome to the hospital.

Commission Budget £10-15K

Commission Deadlines

The closing date for submissions Tuesday 1st December 2020.

Anticipated installation date 30th March 2021

All submissions will be reviewed by an Arts Steering Group and shortlisted candidates will be     invited to a short interview before a judging panel at Aintree Hospital site in mid-December. We envisage the successful artist(s) to begin work immediately with the artwork ready for installation in March/April 2021.