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Artists sought for Mathew Street artwork, Liverpool BIB Company

A new artwork celebrating Liverpool’s music legacy is to be created on Mathew Street. Liverpool BID Company, on behalf of The Beatles Legacy Group and SP Energy Network, have a budget of £25,000 for an artist to design, fabricate and install a new piece of art that celebrates the Cavern Quarter and the cultural impact it has had on music locally and internationally. 

The artwork will be installed on Mathew Street at the rear of Harrington Street Substation. Mathew Street, as well as being home to the world famous Cavern has also been home to Eric’s, the famous punk venue, Probe, the record shop and other cultural venues. Mathew Street is synonymous with many of Liverpool’s most famous bands including The Beatles, the Teardrop Explodes, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Mighty Wah! Big in Japan and more. 

Artists have until 21st June to submit their interest and should send a CV, details of previous work with up to 10 images, a written statement outlining their approach to Liverpool BID Company. 

Peter Hooton is from the Beatles Legacy Group,

“This is a high profile location and with the volume of locals and tourists who walk past here on a daily basis, the artwork will have the power and impact to tell a story about Liverpool music. The Cavern Quarter plays a central role in our history of music, and in many ways the roots of our musical identity and culture. I am excited to see what artists come forward”. 

Bill Addy is from Liverpool BID Company,

“There is a great deal of public art in the Cavern Quarter that not only animates the area, but helps to explain and explore the narrative of Mathew Street and beyond. The mural celebrating Carl Jung’s famous “Pool of Life” quote marks the spot of the famous Liverpool School of Language, Music, Poetry and Pun. This work on Mathew Street itself will share a different aspect of the story of this very famous throughfare”. 

The details on how to submit an expression of interest is here