Sculpture in Liverpool

This course provides an introduction to the wide range of public art in Liverpool, not only in the galleries and museums, but also on the streets, in parks, churches, hotels, libraries....and even around the university precinct and inside faculty buildings.

The city's public art, collections and exhibitions played an important part in being awarded 'European Capital of Culture' in 2008. Regular events in the city include Liverpool Biennial, which commissions International artists to create site specific works and many of these have remained as permanent additions to the local artscape (eg Antony Gormley’s, Another Place at Crosby and Ugo Rondinone’s colourful Mountain at the Royal Albert Dock).

We will be exploring the public sculpture, monuments, art installations and exhibitions through slide presentations, interactive group discussion and also through virtual street walks. Students will learn about the historical and social significance of public art. The different materials and processes involved in creating art will be discussed along with the issues and debates surrounding patronage, commissioning, making and conservation of works. We will also examine the importance of art to the city of Liverpool: in creating a sense of civic pride and creating an attractive place to live, work and study.

Course Lecturer: Julie Robson

Since completing my Masters Degree in Contemporary art at the University of Liverpool 2000) I have been contributing short courses for both the School of Continuing Education and International Summer School.  I have also carried out  freelance  work as writer, lecturer and gallery educator at many galleries and museums in Merseyside and North Wales.

Whilst working at Tate Liverpool (1992-2011), I wrote interpretative material and education resources for exhibitions including DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture

I am a practicing artist, working in a range of media and had a relief sculpture exhibited at Tate Liverpool in the Peter Blake: About Collage exhibition 2000-1

Courses fees: Full fee £78/Concession £39

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