The Florrie: Jamie Reid ‘Casting Seeds’
Venue: The Florence Institute (The Florrie)
Dates: 09/09/2016 - 14/10/2016
Times: 17:00 - 21:00
Exhibition set to sow the seeds of Liverpool’s next generation of art lovers from the grass roots up 9th September to 18th October
377 Florence Institute Mill Street Dingle L8
One of Liverpool’s most talked about artists during the Twentieth Century Jamie
Reed, is to hold a unique exhibition at Liverpool’s Florence Institute to coincide
with the 40th anniversary of punk.
The ‘Casting Seeds’ exhibition will feature work from throughout the artist’s career and will include his original Sex Pistols mural flown in especially from Milan for the occasion. Other works have travelled from Germany and Brighton and will be a unique showcase of the artist’s career.
The exhibitions aim is to connect communities across the city with the Florrie through art and culture. Jamie wants communities to come together for the exhibition and participate in “Casting Seeds, the Liverpool Perennial” as a lasting mark on the city to embed the connections. This activity will see 10,000 seed cards distributed to carpet grot spots in our communities with wild flowers and use art as a tool to change our own environment.
Reid is best known for his work with the originators of Punk Rock – The Sex Pistols. He created the iconic cover designs including Never Mind The Bollocks, Anarchy in the UK and a God Save series. His art has been exhibited internationally and helped shape popular culture in the latter part of the 20th century across the world.
His work is considered timeless, always politically engaged, he produced graphics and art for some of the key political campaigns of the last 30 years, including Anti-Poll Tax, Criminal Justice Bill, Clause 28, Occupy and Reclaim the Streets. He has since designed a God Save the Florrie tee shirt, which helps the newly formed urban art center to raise much-needed funds.
It is the second landmark cultural offering from the beloved South Liverpool venue since Anne Lundon took over as CEO earlier this year. The first, Jimmy Cauty’s “ADP Riot Tour” seen over 3000 people visit the Florrie whilst it was on tour. Anne said: “I’m overjoyed to host another prestigious and unique exhibition, Jamie Reid is an absolute gem. The Florrie brings back punk! This is a real coup and what’s more, it’s free!
Anne concluded with “The fact that both Jimmy and Jamie chose The Florrie to bring art to the heart of the community speaks volumes. We all love the community what it represents today and what it could be if we use art to change it”.
Jamie Reid’s ‘Casting Seeds’ LAUNCHES at The Florence Institute, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool L8 4RF on 9 th September, 5-9pm.
All welcome. The exhibition runs until 18 October 2016 Open 10-8, Mon-Sat
Also see his daily updated website: www.eightfoldyear.org