The White Tomkins and Courage Grain Silo, Stanley Dock
Judy Chicago, icon of American art, responds to the lyrics of Fixing a Hole with a spectacular mural on the walls of the monumental dockside grain silo.
Renowned for her large-scale collaborative installations, this celebratory work will be her largest painting to date.
Chicago herself explains: “In creating this image, I tried to honour the incredible path that took four lads from Liverpool to stardom, and allowed me to link my natural colour sense to the psychedelic hues that dominated so much of 1960s popular art.”
This is a memorable return to Liverpool for Judy Chicago, who has enjoyed a career as an artist and activist spanning more than half a century.
VIEWING THE COMMISSION:
Located at Stanley Dock, the mural can be viewed from Regent Road and the Titanic Hotel quayside. The commission is 3km from Tate Liverpool – approximately 35 mins walk.
IN CONVERSATION WITH JUDY CHICAGO (5PM, 2 JUNE)
Join American artist, Judy Chicago in conversation with Kasia Redizisz (Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool) on the occasion of Chicago’s Sgt. Pepper Commission in Liverpool, Fixing a Hole.
Chicago will discuss her Liverpool commission, in what will be her largest painting to date.
Presented by Liverpool John Moores University, in partnership with Tate Liverpool.
Free entry (reservations are not required)
FREE WORKSHOPS AT TATE LIVERPOOL (29 MAY – 10 JUNE)
FIXING A HOLE: OPEN STUDIO, 29 MAY – 4 JUNE 2017, 11.00 – 16.00, FREE DROP-IN
Families are invited to help fix a hole by making a collaborative temporary artwork using colour, pattern and words. Led by artists Harriet Hall and Karen Green, this half-term workshop is inspired by The Beatles song Fixing a Hole and the lyrics ‘I’m facing a hole where the rain gets in / And stops my mind from wandering / Where will it go’…
FIXING A HOLE: TATE EXCHANGE, 5-10 JUNE 2017, 10.00-16.00, FREE DROP-IN
Join us in an exchange of ideas, words, lyrics and colour by creating your very own text based artwork in response to the song Fixing a Hole. This will be added to a collaborative wall-based artwork