Postcard depicting a historical view of Princes Park, Liverpool
Postcard depicting a historical view of Princes Park, Liverpool

Our Liverpool Landscape: From Turner to Today will transform three local parks into hubs for creativity; helping people of all ages to connect with green spaces and focus on health and well-being. 

 Inspired by Tate Liverpool’s exhibition Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, environmental artist Kerry Morrison will be working throughout the summer on four exciting and educational projects in Everton Park, Princes Park in Toxteth and Springfield Park in Knotty Ash.

 For Sunset Seekers, Kerry will find the best vantage points in or around Everton, Princes and Springfield parks to view Liverpool’s spectacular sunsets.  Alongside writer and actor Andrew Pollard, Kerry will take to the parks, clad from head to toe in sunset colours, with a stepladder, compass and deckchairs to discover the best vistas.  If you know of a great sunset viewing location, tweet Kerry @kerrymmorrison.  Look out for special, communal sunset viewings during October.

 Bird Sheet Music will curiously capture avian activity in the three parks.  Kerry will lay an oversized blank musical score underneath places where birds roost and feed; their droppings will fall onto the score below, forming musical notes. Composer Jon Hering will interpret the droppings into music notation and sound artist, Helmut Lemke will record bird song and the ambient sounds of the parks to complement the bird sheet music.  Look out for a performance of this unique musical composition later in the year.

 In Counter Culture Nature, Kerry will explore over 100 miles of Liverpool by bicycle to catalogue the city’s unmanaged pockets of land known as brownfield sites.  Kerry believes that brownfield sites have great value when it comes to experiencing nature and is interested to see how accessible they are to local people.  Kerry’s team will be easily identifiable as they will have trees attached to their bicycles, if you see them go and say hello to learn more about this fascinating study.  This project will start in August.

 Running wild (no short cuts) is a subtle intervention on lawns in all three parks; so subtle that you may not even notice it!  Areas of lawn are being left to grow wild to create running tracks with fun runs taking place throughout July and August. This project will explore the role that humans play in the ecosystem.  You can meet Kerry and Lowri throughout June and July as they perform at each track in the three parks.

 Kerry will be blogging about the progress of each project throughout the summer. Check the Tate blog for the most up to date information and details on when and where you can meet Kerry and her team.

With additional support from the U.S. Embassy, London

This event is related to the exhibition Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings