A new art exhibition inspired by photographs taken during the refurbishment of an empty home in the city will launch tomorrow (7 September).
The display will feature works by local artists past and present, including two pieces by Adrian Henri of the city’s iconic Liverpool Poets.
Through the exhibition Liverpool’s Coming Home project, which was set up by Ronnie Hughes working with Jayne Lawless to address empty properties falling into disrepair, is reflecting on its past year of work.
As the company carried out the transformation of its first property in Walton, photographer Jane MacNeil documented the contractor, Penny Lane Builders’ progress and the plasterers in particular caught her eye.
Jayne decided to use them as a starting point for new creative work and invited other artists to do the same.
It has resulted in the exhibition entitled ‘The Plasterer’, which will run at a multi-arts venue called The Tapestry in the city’s Fabric District, which will be known as ‘The Dead Pigeon Gallery’ during the event. The name derived from the sheer number of dead birds found in the abandoned parts of the building and is a homage to the much unloved city birds.
Kicking off with tomorrow’s launch night, the exhibition will then be open from 1-6pm each day until 14 September.
Other featuring artists include Catherine Dalton, Jason Hollis, Josie Jenkins (work pictured), Patrick Kirk-Smith, Andrea Ku, Jayne Lawless, Colette Lilley, Jane MacNeil, Deborah Morgan and Erika Rushton.