Biennial Art Auction – Sunday 30 Nov 08


Pick Yourself A Bargain and Even a Piece of Contemporary Art and Help Support Liverpool Biennial 2008

Sunday 30 November is the last day of Liverpool Biennial 2008 and organisers are holding an auction of materials from two of the MADE UP public realm art works, as well as some of the fixtures and fittings at the Liverpool Biennial Visitor Centre in the former ABC Cinema on Lime Street at 12 Noon.

Members of the public will be able to buy materials culled from from the MADE UP artworks: Manfredi Beninati’s installation, To Think of Something and Leandro Erlich’s Carousel. Materials up for grabs will include: furniture; soft furnishings and other household objects.

The Visitor Centre has played host to thousands of visitors who have started their tour of the International exhibition, MADE UP. Items for sale will also include brand new Continental touring bicycles (as used by volunteer Information assistants) and items such as Biennial ‘directors chairs’, a red couch and toys from the childrens’ play area.

Proceedings will be led by a special ‘guest auctioneer’ and the full exhibition catalogue is available to view from the Liverpool Biennial website on Thursday 20 November. For those interested in viewing the items, they will also be available to view in advance during the normal opening hours for the Visitor Centre, 10am – 6pm every day and 10am – 4pm at the Manfredi Beninati and Leandro Erlich sites (venues 4 and 12 on the Liverpool Biennial 2008 map).

There are only a few days to make the most of Liverpool Biennial 2008, before it closes on Sunday 30 November for another two years.

Liverpool Biennial Executive Director, Paul Smith, commented, “Liverpool Biennial’s Visitor Centre has been a great success, enabling many groups of visitors to get the most from MADE UP, as well as providing an opportunity to take a peek once more at the old ABC cinema, the site for Annette Messager’s installation. Come along to the auction, pick up a bargain, take away a piece of international contemporary art and grab a last look at the ABC before it is closed up again – and of course there is still time to get round Liverpool Biennial 2008!”.

Sunday 30 November 12.00 Noon, Visitor Centre opens 10.00am. Free.

For further information Please contact: 0845 220 2800

Liverpool Biennial 2008: Public Auction
Sunday 30 November 2008
12.00 Noon, Visitor Centre opens 10.00am
Information 0845 220 2800