Monday, 3 August 2015

FESTIVAL 31 2015 Commissioned artists

     
FESTIVAL 31 this year was huge. With over 40 different events happening throughout the city. Here is a look back at some of the things that happened starting with the wonderful work created by the artists we commissioned as part of the festival.
                                 


 The artists met several times together to discus ideas and create together. Here is just a small peek of them at work.





 One of the first pieces to come together 'The Leaving', was a piece by Ehsan an Jonathon, the pair constructed this life size boat as well as a emotive sound piece.
You could sit in the boat, listen to the piece and experience for yourself the journey that so many refugees and asylum seekers must take to find a better life.

'The Leaving' was displayed in several places from the launch event at The Brink to The Bombed Out Church in the city. 





'Mappa mundi' and other work created by the artists was also displayed in places around Liverpool including The Rotunda and The Well, a small cafe/gallery on Roscoe Street.


Opposite is Nairouz' work, portraits of warrior woman and their inner 
spirit animals.




 

'Mappamundi' just a small section of a very large piece telling a story about the Kurdish experience








 Lots of discussion was had by the panel, who gathered at The Well to see the final work and give their thoughts.
                                                                                                                           



At the end the artists gathered together to discuss the whole project, what they'd do differently and overall to have a nice lunch until next time.




The work will hopefully be touring again soon so if you missed it this year look out for it again somewhere in the U.K.


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