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Liverpool Plinth to stage new artwork for 2019

January 17, 2019

North West artists are being invited to submit a piece of work to stand on The Liverpool Plinth during 2019.

The new work will replace last year's winning sculpture, Tony Heaton’s Gold Lamé - a suspended, bright gold car.

The closing date for applications is March 28, and along with the chance to have their work showcased for a year, the successful artist will also win £1,000.

The plinth stands in the grounds of Liverpool Parish Church on the waterfront, and the initiative is a collaboration between the church, Liverpool BID and dot-art. It forms part of one of the pledges in BID’s business plan to create a public art strategy for the city’s commercial district.

Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, said: "When we first launched The Liverpool Plinth project in 2018 we were taken aback by the overwhelming response from the huge number of artists eager to have their work considered.

Tony Heaton's Gold Lamé on The Liverpool Plinth.  Photos by Christian Smith

 

“It will be sad to see Gold Lamé leave The Liverpool Plinth, but exciting to welcome a new sculpture to the Commercial District BID, for businesses, residents and visitors to enjoy. It's also another fantastic opportunity for sculptors in the region to showcase their work.”

 

Read more about plans for artwork in the city's business district

 

The Rev Dr Crispin Pailing, Rector of Liverpool, added: “Among the roles of the church in the city centre is to provoke, entertain and animate.

“In its first year, The Liverpool Plinth has already achieved a reputation for all three, and I hope that we can continue to give both residents and visitors new opportunities through the arts to reflect on the world around them.”

Artists who are interesting in entering the competition should visit the website HERE

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