A Mondrian for Merseyside

Pier Head to stage a living and breathing abstract artwork inspired by the Dutch painter

Written by  The Confidentials | Follow @ | Monday, 18 August 2014 10:40

THE BBC, Tate Liverpool, Culture Liverpool and Open Culture are joining forces to create a one-off artwork on the Pier Head.

An aerial view of the artwork will be photographed and filmed from the top of the Liver Building with the final art installation featuring on The One Show

On Saturday 6 September community groups, artists and individuals across the city will come together to form a living and breathing Merseyside Mondrian made entirely from people.

Inspired by the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (currently on display at the Tate Liverpool), whose most acclaimed works involve abstract uses of coloured squares, rectangles and thick black lines, the Pier Head installation will be 'a reflection of the people and passions of Merseyside with communities and groups coming together to help create an abstract masterpiece.'

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Each of the squares will be made up of different community groups with some performing, some wearing their designated colour and others creating their own work of art, each of which will create a block of colour inspired by a Mondrian masterpiece. 

An aerial view of the artwork will be photographed and filmed from the top of the Liver Building with the final art installation featuring on The One Show on Wednesday 10 September, as part of the BBC4 Abstract Art Season.

Rachael Treacher, Open Culture Project Manager of Merseyside Mondrian, said: 

“The Merseyside Mondrian project is a fantastic opportunity for communities and individuals across Merseyside to come together and be a part of a unique event that will reflect the vibrancy and energy of communities throughout our fantastic city."

How to get involved:

Open Culture are currently seeking community groups and individuals to be a part of the Merseyside Mondrian on Saturday 6 September 2014. 

If you or your community group would like to be part of this exciting and unique opportunity please complete a short online form before Sunday 24 August which you can find here. Or call 0151 478 4026 to find out more. Open Culture will be in touch shortly after to confirm details.

All participants will receive a free ticket to the Tate Liverpool exhibition: Mondrian and his Studios. 

Website: http://culture.org.uk/mondrian/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Opencultureliverpool

Twitter: @_Openculture