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Liverpool Plinth artwork celebrates city's working horses


A sculpture inspired by the horses which worked the city’s waterways and created from recycled plastic milk bottles is the latest piece of art to take its place on the Liverpool Plinth.

Artist Faith Bebbington’s work, titled Jimmy, is based on a horse she rode on as a child.

Bebbington is the latest artist to see their work exhibited on the plinth which stands in the grounds of Our Lady and St Nicholas’ Church on Liverpool’s waterfront.

Jimmy will remain on display for the next 12 months.

The Liverpool Plinth is an initiative between dot-art, Liverpool BID Company and the parish church.

The aim of the site is to celebrate up and coming sculptors in the north, to profile public art and to animate an historic corner of Liverpool and its waterfront with contemporary art.

Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, says: “Public art makes us think about place in a different way, reflecting on the city around us. It is accessible to everyone and brings our streets to life. Culture is at the heart of our city celebrating the role creativity plays in our everyday lives.”

Bebbington’s sculpture, which is created on a steel, willow and wire inner framework, is the fourth to be chosen for the plinth following Tony Heaton’s Gold Lamé, Split Decision by Sam Shendi, and Tidal Shame by Yorkshire artist Gail Dooley.