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Greatest Hits Of Liverpool Exhibition Comes To Town November 3, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in 2008, Capital of Culture 2008, Culture, Events, Liverpool.
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Artist Ian Fennelly gets inspired by Capital of Culture and exhibits his iconic cityscapes

Chester’s famous Watergate St Gallery is back on tour, this time in Liverpool with Ian Fennelly, acclaimed Merseyside based artist. The exhibition is free for all members of the public and will showcase iconic Liverpool landmarks and buildings captured with Fennelly’s typical charm.

When: Tuesday 11th November (VIP and press launch night from 6pm) – late December

Where: RENEW Rooms, The Tea Factory, 82 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4D

Following huge success back in March when Fennelly toured with the Watergate St Gallery in Manchester, and more recently to a grand reception in Florence, this time he is back where it all started, in Merseyside, where his inspiration began with ‘The Greatest Hits of Liverpool’, and this time he is exhibiting his famous talent in the city for two months in line with the Capital of Culture celebrations!

Ian Fennelly is an acclaimed cityscape artist and will be exhibiting his stunning artwork in the RENEW Rooms at Liverpool’s Tea Factory in association with RIBA Northwest and Chester’s Watergate Street Gallery.


Chester’s Watergate Street Gallery opened its doors in October 1992, as a new art offering to the Chester public. It now celebrates its 15th year of trade and to welcome in another era, will be hosting an exhibition of Ian Fennelly art in Liverpool – the beloved birthplace of gallery owner and founder Alan Sharp.

As the exhibition will be predominantly Liverpool scenes, it seemed appropriate for the RENEW Rooms to house Fennelly’s selected works. With over 40 stunning pictures on display during the two month long exhibition, members of the public will be able to get their hands on one-offs that celebrate Liverpool as the stunning and historic city is has become, showcasing both its heritage and charm.

Art on display is all for sale and ranges from £100 to  £1000 and will include the world-famous Liver Building, the Three Graces, the Albert Dock, Chinese Pergoda, The Pumphouse and the Collonades to name but a few. Fennelly will also be taking commissions for personal art at individual prices, so anyone who has a beloved photograph that they want to capture in art for eternity can bring it along when they visit the exhibition. If you are more into International destinations then look out for New York, London, Paris and Venice, Delhi and other world cities.
Fennelly will also be in attendance at the exhibition on selected days to talk visitors through his work, inspiration and method. Merseyside born and bred, this is the city in which he learnt his trade and was inspired by an unforgettable heritage.

Says Alex Sharp, exhibition organizer and manager at Chester’s Watergate Street Gallery: “The Watergate Street Gallery has worked closely with Ian for 15 years now and we are delighted to give the Liverpool public the opportunity to experience his talent first hand in line with our 15th year anniversary.

“Ian is extremely popular across the region, and I have little doubt that his art will inspire the Liverpudlians and members of the business community in the same way. This exhibition gives you a one off chance to see stunning paintings that capture some of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks in a way that will make scousers proud of their heritage.

Moreover you can even meet Fennelly and see if you can commission your very own piece of personalized art!”

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