Metquarter – ‘Collateral’ Tom Fairclough

collateral-100‘Collateral’ Tom Fairclough
21 May – 30 June 2010

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Merseyside a new exhibition by photographer Tom Fairclough is taking place at Metquarter, Whitechapel, in Liverpool City Centre.

Between the summer of 1940 and the spring of 1941 nearly 4,000 people died from the attacks on Liverpool, Bootle, Birkenhead and Wallasey. In 1942 rubble from the devastation was used as part of sea defences on the Sefton coast and the exhibition combines powerful imagery of this material with memories from those who lived though that period to remind us of the impact of the bombing.

The exhibition, supported by Liverpool City Council’s Shops Up Front programme, is located in two shops in the upper and lower malls and runs until the end of June.

The testimonies are taken from a variety of sources, such as the finest hour sound archive recorded by Urban Strawberry Lunch, artists in residence at St.Lukes (bombed out) church. Visitors are encouraged to share memories they, or someone they know, may have and these will help to shape the second installation of the exhibition next year at the time of the 70th anniversary of the May 1941 blitz.

Memories can be shared by using the box provided, by e-mail to alternatively by writing to Collateral at USL, PO Box 223, Liverpool L69 8LR or, if you wish to be interviewed and have your words recorded, by ringing 0151-709-7562.

Premises provided by Metquarter – for enquires on lets please contact 0151 224 2390.


Whitechapel, Liverpool City Centre

Tom Fairclough