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Rankin to Curate ‘Glam Up North’ Exhibition and Auction in Liverpool

Rankin agrees that it’s glam up North!

Leading artists feature in exhibition and charity auction at the Museum of Liverpool.

From 25 September to 6 December 2015, the Museum of Liverpool will host an exhibition of works by some of the biggest names in art and design, curated by photographer Rankin.

It’s Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin features two pieces of work by Rankin himself, as well as works by artists, filmmakers, graphics and fashion designers. The exhibition culminates in a charity auction on Saturday 21 November 2015 on behalf of Claire House Children’s Hospice, which provides care, support and choice for families whose children aren’t expected to live to adulthood.

Rankin is a patron of the Merseyside based charity, having been introduced to their work during the run of his exhibition ALIVE: In The Face of Death at the Walker Art Gallery in 2013.

On It’s Glam Up North… Rankin said:

“I’m pleased to support the work of Claire House Children’s Hospice, who do incredible work in Merseyside to support children and young people and their families. I’m putting together a fantastic exhibition featuring works by some of the most creative people I know, and hopefully raising lots of money for the Hospice through the auction. I’m touched by the artists’ support of the project and Claire House. Their works are perfect for displaying at the Museum of Liverpool, the most glamorous building on Liverpool’s waterfront.”
Some of those featured in the exhibition and auction include:

•Martin Creed – winner of the 2001 Turner Prize with Work No. 227: The lights going on and off.

•Peter Saville – as director of Factory Records he designed iconic record sleeves for bands including Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, as well as Liverpool’s Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. He has collaborated with artist Anna Blessmann for the piece included in this exhibition.

•Nick Park CBE – director, writer and animator, he is best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

•Mark Farrow – named 2004 Designer of the Year in the Creative Review Peer Poll, he has worked with many musicians including Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers and Kylie Minogue.

•Keith Coventry – artist and winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2010.

•Sue Webster – artist who has exhibited worldwide in solo shows and alongside Tim Noble.

•Paul Fryer – artist who has exhibited worldwide and whose mixed media work includes painting, sculpture, photography and light installations.

•Adam Hayes – artist, illustrator and designer, renowned for his hand rendered typography, intricate and imaginative maps and detailed line drawings.

•Scott King – artist and former Art Director of i-D and Creative Director of Sleazenation magazines.

Other items include a specially designed Burberry trenchcoat by Christopher Bailey and a copy of Vivienne Westwood’s oversized limited edition book Opus. Milliner to the stars and Cheshire-born Stephen Jones has donated a hat.

Janet Dugdale, Director of the Museum of Liverpool, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Rankin and that the Museum of Liverpool is to host It’s Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin. Claire House Children’s Hospice is National Museums Liverpool’s chosen charity, last year we hosted 40,000 rubber ducks in the Museum of Liverpool’s Atrium, before setting off on the Liverpool Duck Race. We’re really looking forward to seeing the works on display, and excited about the Gala Auction at the end of it all.”
Head of Corporate, Community and Events Fundraising at Claire House, Kirsty Simpson said:

“It’s Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin is an inspirational collaboration that Claire House is proud and honoured to be associated with. Rankin’s valued support and commitment to the charity continues to help raise money for local families. Attending the exhibition is a must. We’ll be confirming more exhibitors in the coming weeks, so put the auction date in your diary.”