Look11: Liverpool Cathedral – Photographs by Stewart Bale

Cathedral-spiral_0001LOOK2011-logo Creating a Cathedral: Photographs by Stewart Bale of the Building of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. 8-27 May 2011. This exciting photographic exhibition in association with Liverpool John Moores University presents the work of Stewart Bale (1889 – 1944) and centres on the amazing history of the building of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

Liverpool Cathedral, (the Cathedral Church of Christ), is the last great cathedral ever to have been built in the U.K. The astounding building process was documented by the cathedral’s official photographer, Stewart Bale, and these spectacular original photographs will be the focus of an exhibition in the cathedral during May 2011.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Emma Roberts, History of Art course leader at Liverpool John Moores University, and will be part of the Look2011 Photography Festival, which takes place throughout Liverpool during this year:

The exhibition is free to visit and will be accompanied by events and activities. These will be a mix of the educational, spiritually uplifting and moving. Please see the LooK2011 website for upcoming details of events.

Do you remember the building process of the cathedral? If you have any memories that you would like to share, then please send them by email to: e.e.roberts@ljmu.ac.uk.

These precious memories will be recorded and added to the exhibition.

(Stewart Bale Ltd was a family run photographic practice specialising in commercial and industrial photography, based in Liverpool from c1911 to c1980, with an additional London studio, 1949 to 1970. The quality of Stewart Bale Ltd’s photography is high and the firm was regarded as one of the best amongst its contemporaries. The subject matter is particularly strong on architecture, shipping (launches and fit-outs), shops, industry and transport; it provides an excellent social history record, primarily of Liverpool and the North West but also nationally due to Bale’s extensive client base, making it a collection of national relevance and importance).

Entry to the Cathedral and exhibition is FREE. Car parking is pay on exit.

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