Hello, I am Alison Jones, Programme Manager for Public and Community Learning here at Tate Liverpool. 

This summer we’ve been planning exciting art and ecology events for people of all ages.  The project is called Our Liverpool Landscape: From Turner to Today, and encompasses a series of outdoor events linked to Tate Liverpool’s Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings exhibition. 

Our Liverpool Landscape will be led by environment artist Kerry Morrison who wants your help to explore the varied plants, insects and birds living in Liverpool.  Kerry has devised four projects that will mostly take place in and around Everton Park, Grade II listed Prince’s Park, and Springfield Park and have been designed to encourage local people to rediscover and connect with their parks and green spaces. 

Pigeons near the bird sheet in Princes Park

Pigeons near the bird sheet in Prince’s Park

© Kerry Morrison

I’m particularly looking forward to hearing the Bird Sheet Music – large, blank score sheets will be placed under the busiest trees in the parks.  The collected ‘notes’ will become a symphony to be performed outdoors – bird droppings may never have sounded so good! If you know of any good spots where birds roost in Everton, Prince’s or Springfield Parks, tweet Kerry @kerrymmorrison 

Be a Sunset Seeker and help Kerry to find the best vantage points of Liverpool’s fine sunsets.  Join Kerry in one of the parks for a cup of tea and conversation about Sunset Seekers and other Our Liverpool Landscape events 

Albert Dock sunset

Beautiful sunset over Liverpool’s Waterfront

© Parks and Greenspaces, Liverpool City Council

We’re already growing grasses in the three parks for Running Wild (No Short Cuts) to highlight how we are connected to nature (and to encourage a bit of wildness!).  Kerry will be performing at the long grass sites, fashioning them into running tracks where ‘eco relay races’ will take place! Look out for Kerry’s forthcoming blog post about Running Wild (No Short Cuts) to see when you can see her perform.

Meadows Tate Liverpool

Wildflowers are already growing in our running tracks in the three parks

© Kerry Morrison

From August through to October look out for Kerry and a team of cyclists with trees on their bicycle racks! The project, Counter Culture Nature, will record the City’s brownfield sites for a research project documenting the city’s eco systems.

Brownfield spotting bicycle

Kerry’s impression of her brownfield-spotting bicycle

© Kerry Morrison

The projects that make up Our Liverpool Landscape are constantly evolving.  Check the Tate blog for posts by Kerry Morrison or visit Tate Liverpool’s Facebook or Twitter pages for the most up to date information including when you can see Kerry on her travels. 

If you see Kerry out and about, be sure to say hello and see how you can become a part of Our Liverpool Landscape

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Wish I’d found this blog earlier. Some really great posts.Very interesting. I hadn’t thought of some of these things before. Thanks.