St. Luke’s Church – Temple to the Sacred Automobile by Tony Phillips

Tony-Sacred-100Independents-short-100 Temple to the Sacred Automobile by Tony Phillips
25 September 2010 – 31 January 2011

Tony Phillips is creating a shrine to the motor car at St Luke’s (Bombed Out) Church, as the first phase in a series of permanent and semi permanent artworks to be established in various UK locations.

Tony Phillips, last year’s artist-in-residence at the new Victoria Gallery and Museum – University of Liverpool, used objects from the Museum’s science collections to make a ‘shrine’ dedicated to life in the 20th century. The work at St Luke’s is a variation on this theme, in which sculpted and painted imagery is combined to give the impression of the relics of a sacred site venerating the Deity of the Motorcar – promoting an objective assessment of our relationship with the car.

The Shrine will be launched on September 25th, and will be available for public viewing through into 2011.

Concurrently with this work, the related pages from the Sacred Auto Text ( illustrated ‘Bible’ ) will be on show at the artist’s Shrine to the Twentieth Century, which remains in the Tate Hall at the Victoria Gallery and Museum until the end of the year.

Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial strand.

Venue details:
St Luke’s (Bombed-Out) Church
Address: Leece Street, Liverpool, L1 2RT
Open to the public Thursday to Sunday from 12.00 noon, weather permitting

Tony Phillips




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