Biennial art on show in Liverpool

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Building space with artworks © Liverpool Biennial

Buildings and streets across town are hosting events and art from a broad range of the artistic spectrum as the ten-week Biennial festival returns.

The Liverpool Biennial festival is a ten-week programme that graces the city every two years, with this being the seventh edition. It consists of work created by 242 artists at 27 different locations city-wide, including galleries, museums, and even the former Post Office sorting building on Copperas Hill.

Local photographer, Mark McNulty, who has been involved by capturing the pieces said: “Aside from being a great way to see some amazing new art across the city, the Biennial has an added bonus of opening up some great spaces across Liverpool and giving people the chance to see inside stunning buildings like the Cunard buildings on the waterfront.”

The Biennial is not just a short experience for the city as there are also long-term community-based projects aiming to benefit Liverpool for many years to come, such as the landscaping of Everton Park which began in the summer. The project, in partnership with Liverpool City Council, aims to transform the park.

With it being the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK, the Biennial is sure to attract visitors from both near and far, and ensure Liverpool gains recognition in the art world.

Mark said: “Liverpool is a city known worldwide for its football teams and music heritage but it’s also got a massive art scene and it’s great that we can play host to such an international event that brings both artists and viewers from outside of the city into Liverpool.”

Locations holding events and art displays include the Bluecoat, St George’s Hall, Liverpool One and the World Museum.

The festival runs until 25th November.


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