The Liverpool Plinth is a temporary sculpture exhibited on a plinth outside Liverpool Parish Church, close to the city’s UNESCO waterfront.
The work is chosen via a competition open to people living or working in the north of England. Like the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar, the site hosts a rotation of artworks designed to provide a platform (literally and figuratively) for Northern artists.
The sculpture, by artist Gail Dooley who’s based in Yorkshire, is a ceramic gannet- a seabird – entangled on a bed of sea plastic is called ‘Tidal Shame’ and is a plea to stop dumping litter and plastics into the sea and along coastlines because of the environmental impact and the effect on maritime life.
Much of the plastic in the piece has been collected alongside Merseyside’s coastline.