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Unit 51: Collage Creations by Phil Hayes

Monday 25 April – Wednesday 4 May, 2016

A new exhibition of collages by Phil Hayes at UNIT 51

From 25th April to 4th May, 2016, artist Philip Hayes will be showcasing large scale examples of his work that have been inspired by Liverpool icons such as The Farm, Cast, The Cavern Club, Cream, as well as Merseyside festivals, Sound City and Threshold Festival.

Hayes began making collages around 2004, drawing on the wealth of material he was amassing during the 25 years he worked as venue manager for The Picket and as a festival organiser. He used this huge variety of images (posters, flyers, tickets) and photographs to create collages based around a theme, person or topic.

His previous pioneering projects in the city have included setting up a community access recording studio for unemployed bands – working with the likes of The La’s, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono. Hayes was also responsible for opening the first venue in Liverpool’s Baltic District in 2005, with performances by Deaf School, Elvis Costello, Mick Jones, Pete Wylie and The Farm as part of the Justice tour for Hillsborough Families.

His previous collage work includes:

“A Terrible Beauty is Born” – 
Two pieces created to celebrate a book based on the work of Belfast muralists.

“Liverpool: Wondrous Place” – borrowing the title of Billy Fury song and the book by Paul Du Noyer, this work celebrated Liverpool’s culture and creativity.

“Sound City” – a piece for the famous Liverpool festival.

Sound City (Detail) by Phil Hayes
Sound City (Detail) by Phil Hayes

Collage Creations opens on Monday 25th April and will run until 4th May, 2016.
For more information, please contact Phil at – philiphayesmusic@hotmail.co.uk

Collage Creations by Philip Hayes
25th April to 4th May, 2016
Unit 51, Jamaica Street, Liverpool
FREE admission