GREENLAND STREET, LIVERPOOL, Visit us while you can...
Street's sensational autumn programme continues to entertain
visitors of all ages, providing a unique and challenging visual and
sometimes physical experience! The contemporary art space hosts the
European première of Catherine Sullivan's 'Triangle Of Need',
where audiences are invited to watch stories unfold in the space and
serenity of The Blade Factory. Mustafa Hulusi's magnificent
paintings of nature create a powerful contrast enticing visitors to
wander through a heavenly garden, while Brian Griffiths has
transformed The Furnace into a playful world of sculpture using all
manner of junk materials found locally. Perhaps one of the most
visited pieces is the SIMPARCH commission, not only is the crafted
structure beautiful to look at but it's being enjoyed by hundreds of
local skate-boarders. The magnificent free basin and full pipe that
dwarfs The Coach Shed is free to use. Greenland Street closes on 4
December for the winter but the venue reopens with this inspiring
programme on 6 February and continues to be free admission.
Fiona Boundy, Director of Development and Exhibitions said:-
"We are thrilled with the commissions and how they have transformed
the venue, all the artists have created wonderful pieces of work.
While we have already welcomed many visitors to the venue we would
like to extend the invitation further, the programme is incredible
and I think everyone will find something to relate to. We would like
to remind people that Greenland Street closes on 4 December but will
open again in the New Year with the same programme. The café,
renowned for its delicious cakes, will also reopen so refreshments
will be available."
Catherine Sullivan's 'Triangle Of Need' is a multi-channel
video installation, an orchestration of a complex set of ideas and
participants, weaving an intricate story about evolution, class,
wealth and poverty, and the inequalities and injustices in our
global economy. Sullivan has collaborated with Los Angeles based
composer Sean Griffin, Minneapolis
based choreographer Dylan Skybrook, and Nigerian actor and filmmaker
Kunle Afolayan, in the creation of this commission. It is a pleasure
for Greenland Street to host 'Triangle of Need' for its
European premiere before it commences on a tour of Europe and the
Mustafa Hulusi's practice sees him construct photographic images
taken from nature, which are transformed into hyper-real
illustrations that have a distinctive otherworldly and sensuous
style. Cennet Bahcesi ('The Heavenly Garden' in Turkish)
showcases 5 new works, commissioned by A Foundation, alongside works
from Hulusi's Elysian series of photo realist paintings of flowers
The Furnace, one of the largest exhibition spaces outside London, is
a unique and challenging site for Brian Griffiths' latest work.
Griffiths draws upon the devices and showmanship of sideshows and
circuses, creating new sculptural works and selectively reworking
the tradition of freak show banners. These banners act as backdrops
that divide space and shift viewing perspectives, but are also used
to question the role of spectacle and authenticity.
SIMPARCH's practice operates between the borders of architecture,
design and popular cultures and often results in the creation of
large-scale works that take into account the specificities and
histories of a given site.
For A Foundation SIMPARCH have produced
the Free Basin, a large elevated kidney shaped crafted structure
which sits alongside a 40ft full pipe, constructed using a complex
layering of multiple wooden spines and ribs, similar to a hull in
dry dock. A unique piece of art, both accessible and functional,
that is currently being enjoyed by many youngsters.
*Greenland Street will be closed from Tuesday 4 December 2007 until
Wednesday 6 February 2008.
Donation to spinal unit
FOR the 3rd
year running, or should that be pedalling, Tom Leigh of Fulwood has
completed the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride in aid of the Spinal
Injuries Unit at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
This year he raised £426, which will be used to purchase
hydrotherapy equipment for use in the pool.
Tom said:- "I would like to thank those friends at work who
have supported me, particularly those of the Airbus Project in 2
Tom's wife Fiona was injured in a horse riding accident 6 years ago
last August and was a patient on the Spinal Injuries Centre for 3
Dr Clive Glass, Clinical Director of the Spinal Unit thanked Tom for
his generosity adding:- "We are really grateful to Tom and his
colleagues for thinking of us for the last 3 years. The money he has
donated over this time has enabled us to buy those extras that we
might otherwise not be able to afford to help our patients through
Beatles Story announces link up with designers Cubit 3d
Story, Liverpool has announced the appointment of award winning
designers Cubit3d to oversee their exciting expansion programme. The
project will see the Albert Dock based visitor attraction more than
double in size to provide new exhibition areas and vastly improved
visitor facilities. The improvements, which will greatly
enhance Liverpool’s tourism product, are expected to open in time
for European Capital of Culture 2008.
Cubit3d comprises an award winning team with a client list that
includes, The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Scottish Seabird
Centre, the British Golf Museum and The University of Edinburgh.
Their well established creative team specialises in delivering 3D
designs and innovative branded solutions for visitor attractions and
other leisure oriented clients. Cubit3d was formed in 2000 by
Projects Director, Russell Stewart and Creative Director, Rory
McNeill who between them have over twenty years in the design
responsible for the creative direction of Cubit3d and has a track
record of innovative and award winning concepts:- “This is a
hugely exciting project for us to embark upon” explains
McNeill. “The worldwide interest and attention which is
currently focused on Liverpool ensure it has become a dynamic and
forward-thinking city which our designs will reflect.”
Jerry Goldman, Director of the Beatles Story said:- “These
plans for the Beatles Story will see us become a truly 21st century
visitor attraction. State-of-the-art, interactive exhibits will
complement a number of key improvements to the overall design and
look of the attraction, ensuring we continue to be Liverpool’s
must-see destination for tourists, school groups and families.”
The planned expansion will include:-
* Going Solo – a new gallery exploring life after the Beatles for
John, Paul, George and Ringo.
* A “hands-on”
interactive Children’s Learning Centre – this is part of the Beatles
Story’s commitment to life-long learning and will greatly enhance
the visitor experience for both school groups and families.
* A “family
friendly” version of the Living History audio guide.
* A new special
exhibition space to host themed changing exhibitions throughout the
* A Café and
relaxation area to complete the experience