Please note: the Dazzle Ferry will not be operating from 18 January 2016 – 6 March 2016. Dates are subject to change, check Mersey Ferries Dazzle Calendar for updates.
Liverpool Biennial, 14–18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool have co-commissioned one of the major figures of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, to ‘dazzle’ a Mersey Ferry in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool (Merseyside Maritime Museum).
Everybody Razzle Dazzle will see Peter Blake transform Snowdrop – an active Mersey Ferry – with one of his iconic, colourful designs into a fully working Dazzle Ferry.
Step aboard a moving artwork! Travelling on Snowdrop you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the history of dazzle – a painting technique employed to camouflage British ships – and the role that Liverpool’s much loved Mersey Ferries took in the First World War in a special on-board display.
This new public artwork is the third in the series of Dazzle Ship commissions, following Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour l’Edmund Gardner Ship / Liverpool. Paris 2014 by Carlos Cruz-Diez on the Liverpool Waterfront, and Tobias Rehberger’s Dazzle Ship on the River Thames in London.
Create your own 3D dazzle artwork with the free Dazzle It app
Digital Dazzle Resource
Use this free resource in and outside the classroom to find out more about dazzle camouflage and the role artists played in the First World War. It features a host of information and exciting interactive activities, covering subjects such as art, history, maths, geography, history, english and science.
Everybody Razzle Dazzle is co-commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, and Tate Liverpool in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool (Merseyside Maritime Museum). Supported by Arts Council England, National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Department for Culture Media and Sport.