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Tracy Emin Wins Arts Award For Liverpool Cathedral November 21, 2008

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tracey-emin-02Liverpool Cathedral was last night announced as the first winner of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Arts Award.

The award is designed to stimulate Liverpool’s tradition of patronage by rewarding the company or organisation who funded the best publicly available art in Liverpool in the last five years.

The piece, titled ‘For You’ by Tracy Emin, RA takes the form of a pink neon wall mounted sign in Tracey’s own handwriting carrying the message ‘I felt you and I knew you loved me’ The judges were impressed with this dual personal and spiritual message in such a sacred space.

The judging panel made up of the crème of the Liverpool arts establishment ; Lewis Biggs Director of  Liverpool Biennial, Brenda Parkerson, Business Development Manager of Arts & Business, John Entwistle, sponsor and Christoph Grunenberg Director of Tate Gallery Liverpool felt that the Cathedral’s on-going work with such a cutting edge contemporary artist had produced a very bold and courageous piece.

The award sponsor, John Entwistle commented: “I’m very keen that this competition encourages the tradition of patronage of the arts in Liverpool and I’m delighted that work of this calibre is being commissioned in Liverpool.”

Artist’s Talk At Liverpool Cathedral 27 Oct October 20, 2008

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Liverpool artist Terry Duffy will be giving a free talk at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral this coming Monday night at 6.30 (27th October).

He will be talking about Crucifix and RS Thomas Triptych on display in the Cathedral.

“Although painted over 25 years ago this will be the first time I have ever given a talk about the crucificion “Victim, no resurrection”. Dating back to after the 1981 riots the work has taken on a life of its own and only quite recently came back from America. It appears to have become even more relevant and challenging today because of the wars and attrocities that we hear so much about. The talk will also include the “RS Thomas Triptych” which is also at the Cathedral.”

Design Show Liverpool April 14, 2008

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Design show logo19 – 22 June 2008

Design Show Liverpool hits the city in June – and it’s is set to be the most exciting design event the north west has ever seen.

The atmospheric crypt of Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral will showcase the very best of product design, cutting-edge technology and stylish living.

Designed to excite, inform and entertain, it gives the public a fantastic opportunity to browse and buy from over 150 selected designers, who represent the very best in regional, national and international modern design and contemporary fashion.

Open to the public, trade buyers and collectors, the show will feature fashion shows, workshops and product presentations. And visitors will have the chance to get their hands on a huge range of unique items – from furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting and eco-design to garden products clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories.

Design Show Liverpool is at the Metropolitan Cathedral from 19 – 22 June. Please call 0151 280 8220 or visit www.designshowliverpool.com for more information.