Art and Textiles treats in Liverpool

Three weeks ago I wrote about the delights of a pasta-making course in Liverpool. Once the class was over, however, there was more to enjoy.

We walked to Royal Albert Dock and saw the Beatles (in the form of the statue by Andy Edwards, unveiled in 2015).

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and, in the window of a sweet-shop on Albert Dock, in the form of a mosaic of 15,000 jelly-beans (made to celebrate the musical ‘Let it Be’ based on the career of the Beatles from 1962-69!

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This impressively large sculpture by Ugo Rondinone added some vibrant colour to a rather grey May day.

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We walked up to the Anglican Cathedral – also very large in proportion!

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Within it was artist Luke Jerram’s art-work ‘Earth – Gaia’, which is a huge globe (seven metres in diameter) featuring¬† imagery from NASA of the earth.

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The sphere rotates and music by composer Dan Jones plays as you consider the earth, our fragile planet, from a distance, as an astronaut might. It’s quite a thing.

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‘Earth-Gaia’ can be seen until 23 June 2019. For more information search for #EarthArtwork

Also in the Cathedral, is the permanent light sculpture by Tracey Emin ‘I felt you and I knew you loved me’.

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Finally, another temporary exhibit was an installation using textiles about water, with an invitation to participate by placing a stone into the water-bath in gratitude for the water we are privileged to enjoy.

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This is my ‘Pinstripe’ quilt pattern. You can find it here.

Pinstripe quilt pattern, cover, by Amanda Jane Textiles

 

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