Liverpool Biennial: Art in Motion: Emma Dolan – Artist-led Tour

Liverpool Biennial: Art in Motion: Emma Dolan – Artist-led Tour

Liverpool Biennial: Art in Motion: Emma Dolan – Artist-led Tour

Venue: Liverpool
Date(s): 13.11.21
Time(s): 10:00 - 11:30

Join Emma Dolan for an introduction to her Art in Motion commission, Remember How Boss It Was (2021), and tour around key sites.

About this event

Join Emma Dolan for an introduction to her Art in Motion commission, Remember How Boss It Was (2021), and tour around key sites.

Tours will take place on:

Saturday 23 October 2021, 11:00

Saturday 23 October 2021, 13:00

Saturday 13 November 2021, 10:00

Saturday 13 November 2021, 11:00

Select your preferred option when registering above. Both events are free to attend.

Please note: The route is step free. We imagine the tour will last around 45 minutes. We request that attendees meet at Derby Square, near the Queen Victoria monument, around 10 minutes before the tour is due to commence. Tours are limited to a maximum of 15 people to help with COVID safety. If you’d like a BSL interpreter, please email in advance.

About the Project

Art in Motion is a collaboration between Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool BID Company which brings art into the fabric of city life.

The second commission of Art in Motion brings the work of local artist, Emma Dolan, to the heart of Liverpool’s Commercial District. Remember How Boss It Was (2021) consists of a series of outdoor graphic and audio-visual works and is available to see and enjoy from 21 October 2021.

Having lived in Liverpool her whole life, Dolan’s project involves encounters of ‘Scouse-ness’, spread across 8 key sites in Liverpool’s Commercial District. Dolan’s bold graphic text works, each accompanied by an episode of a humorous and conversational video accessed by QR codes, can be discovered on streets, walls and windows of buildings along a set route.

For Dolan, the scouse accent and dialect connect the people of Liverpool to the city. The accent forms part of Liverpudlian identity alongside the historic and modern city, together forming a particular and unique identity.

The public will be able to engage with Dolan’s work until 21 November 2021, with a programme of artist-led tours and a free family activity sheet available for half term. A map of all locations is available to pick up from businesses in the area or to view online. Both map and family activity pack have been designed by local artist Gabriella Hernandez.

More information can be found at

About Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial is the largest and longest-running festival of contemporary visual art in the UK. Since its inception in 1998, the Biennial has become renowned in the international contemporary art world, bringing together a wide array of international voices and artistic practices.

Taking place every two years, Liverpool Biennial activates public institutions, historical sites and extraordinary locations across Liverpool, ensuring major commissions in the public realm. Pioneering an innovative approach underpinned by a year-round programme of research, education, residencies, projects and commissions, each biennial edition introduces renewed thinking and scale of production.

Having commissioned over 380 new artworks and presented work by over 530 celebrated artists from around the world, the Biennial is built on a longstanding commitment to connecting international artist with local practitioners, communities and the general public.

Liverpool Biennial is supported by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and founding supporter James Moores.

About Liverpool BID Company

Liverpool BID Company is a private, not-for-profit limited company, working on behalf of our 1,000 BID Levy Payers in Liverpool across two BIDs (Business Improvement Districts): Retail & Leisure BID and Culture & Commerce BID.

A BID (Business Improvement District) is a designated zone (BID Area) in which businesses (BID Levy Payers) benefit from a wide range of additional services over and above those funded through the standard commercial rates and council services.

Constituted by UK law in 2004, a BID is a powerful, independent voice representing the interests of a varied community of organisations, committed to working together to ensure that the area continues to progress whilst providing the best possible trading and working environment for its occupiers.