Liverpool chalks up four new art installations
April is art month in Liverpool, with four temporary, interactive, art installations added to the CBD’s outdoor canvas.
The colourful works can be seen in Railway Lane and Northumberland Street until the end of April. However, visitors, shoppers, and the whole community can enjoy the city’s permanent street murals year-round.
The temporary art installations have been made possible by the NSW Government and The Festival of Place – Summer Fund.
Strolling through the city streets reveals the new works. In Northumberland Serviceway, there is a maze design inviting passers-by to complete the puzzle by tracing with their fingers. Just down the road, in Railway Lane, three other murals line the walls inviting passers-by to stop and interact.
The new works enhance Liverpool’s existing Street Art Trail – a creative way to spend a day in the Liverpool CBD. The self-guided walking tour has been teamed with a trail map of must-see art, which can be accessed on and downloaded from Liverpool City Council’s website.
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said the growing treasure trove of artworks is another drawcard for the CBD.
“In addition to being a platform for artists, the works lend a wonderful vibrancy and international flavour to our community.”
The trail outlines 13 major works and – once aficionados find the art – simply scanning the QR code alongside each piece displays more information about the artist and creation.
On show are works large and small, such as Claire Foxton’s 13-metres-wide by 28-metres-tall portrait of Fijian-born Adi Holmes, who is studying International Relations and Laws at UOW’s South Western Sydney campus. UOW commissioned the work in 2019.
Over in the forecourt of Liverpool City Library, Phu Nguyen’s Home painting depicts Liverpool through the image of a nest.
For a full list of the art on display, please visit Council’s dedicated page: https://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/love-liverpool/walk-your-art-out