Liverpool BID company & Liverpool Biennial launch Art in Motion; on busses, on cups, and on the go…

Art in Motion is your chance to enjoy art on the go. This year, three artists are producing work based on the Liverpool Coat of Arms with Gordon Cheung being the first artist in the series.

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

From 20 January, look out for Cheung’s glitch-based artworks for a limited time on:

  • Arriva bus tickets within lines 26 and 27, and inside their buses.
  • Specially printed coffee cups which are available at Baby E Coffee & Deli, Bloom & Bean, Bold Street Coffee, Cafe Lucaya, Espresso Café (at Bluecoat), Esquires Coffee, Hemingway’s Café, The Red Berry Club, Rococo Coffee House, Rope & Twines and Thoughtfully Café.

The first commissioned artist, Gordon Cheung, is a painter whose work explores themes of urban environments, history and speculation.

He is known for working with pixel-sorted algorithms to produce ‘glitch’ prints of tulips. For his Art in Motion commission, Cheung is responding to Liverpool’s historic past and dynamic present by creating a series of ‘glitch’ based artworks inspired by the flowers and birds which appear in the city’s Coat of Arms.

With Art in Motion, Liverpool Biennial continues its commitment to producing ground-breaking art in the city’s Commercial District, having commissioned 2019 Turner Prize winner Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s permanent public artwork Hummingbird Clock in Derby Square for Biennial 2016 as part of Liverpool BID Company’s five-year Public Art Strategy for the Commercial District BID.