Liverpool Cathedral stages new Being Human exhibition


Peace Doves and Angel Wing artist Peter Walker has brought four more artworks to Liverpool Cathedral for a new exhibition – including a giant pair of hands.

The artist and sculptor, who was also behind the Luxmuralis light and sound installation Space, the Universe and Everything earlier this year, attracting thousands of visitors over 10 nights, is staging Being Human until August 30.

His new collaboration with the cathedral is made up of four works – connection, reflection, identity and creativity.

Connection comes in the form of a striking two metre (6ft) pair of hands, inspired by Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam.

Walker hopes the works will encourage people to reflect on who they are as individuals, what makes us unique as human beings and how we connect with others in a changing world.

He said: “It’s a huge honour to be working with the team at Liverpool Cathedral once again. As the largest cathedral in the UK and one of the biggest in the world, the vast space within the iconic building provides the perfect setting for an exhibition that explores what it means to be human.

“Bringing together sculpture, created using traditional techniques, with interactive art installations, Being Human will fascinate visitors of all ages across many different levels and I can’t wait to unveil the exhibition later this month.”

The new exhibition forms part of a two-year programme of events, exhibitions and artworks at the cathedral leading up to 2024 which will be centenary of the building’s consecration.

Being Human is at Liverpool Cathedral until August 30.