Are you a sculptor from the North of England? Want to see your work showcased on Liverpool’s world-famous skyline for a whole year?
For the second year running, Liverpool BID Company is collaborating with Liverpool Parish Church, also known as St Nick’s, and city gallery and art organisation, dot-art, to bring an exciting new piece of art to The Liverpool Plinth, located at the side of the church overlooking Chapel Street and the city’s UNESCO World Heritage waterfront.
The new piece will replace last year’s winning sculpture, ‘Gold Lamé’ by Tony Heaton – a suspended, bright gold car – that has brought smiles to faces for the last 12 months, not to mention making international headlines when it was first unveiled. ‘Gold Lamé’ was originally commissioned as part of Art of the Lived Experiment for DaDaFest 2014 at the Bluecoat.
Artists from across the north of England are being urged to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and submit existing work that could call The Liverpool Plinth their home for the next year, with the closing date for applications on Thursday, March 28. The winner will also receive an additional £1,000 prize.
The project forms part of one of the pledges in the BID’s business plan for Commercial District BID – to create a Public Art Strategy that will serve to enrich the experience of those visiting and working in the area. The unveiling of the new piece of art is scheduled for spring 2019.
Before Gold Lamé took up residency, The Liverpool Plinth had lain empty since the removal of Brian Burgess’s ‘Christ on a Donkey’ several years prior.
Sculptors living or working in the north of England (North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber) are asked to submit existing work for consideration before the closing date on Thursday, March 28. All delivery and installation costs for the winning artist will also be covered.
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