THE WORLD IN ONE ROOM
Your last chance to see Ben Johnson’s Panorama Series
Sunday 2 November 2008 provides the last chance to see the hugely popular exhibition Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape and the World Panorama Series at the Walker Art Gallery. A crucial part of European Capital of Culture, the exhibition has already been seen by over 150,000 people since its opening in May.
The unique exhibition displays for the first time, the artist Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape along with his panoramas of Zürich, Jerusalem and Hong Kong and paintings representing Chicago and Paris. These are part of an ongoing project started in 1994 and which represent the equivalent of 44 years’ work.
By popular demand the The Liverpool Cityscape will return to display from 21 November at the Walker Art Gallery until it moves to the new Museum of Liverpool in 2010. To complement The Liverpool Cityscape there will be a display of art work from the gallery’s collection from the 20th Century. The display includes work that complements the styles and themes used by Johnson, including realist paintings by the artists Maurice Cockrill and John Baum and more abstract work by Tess Jaray and Michael Kidner.
At 8ft x 16ft the stunning Liverpool panorama covers nearly 170,000 hectares and boasts over a thousand buildings. Featured Liverpool landmarks include the Three Graces at the Pier Head, Liverpool’s two cathedrals and the two football stadia to the north of the city.