Our Liverpool Landscape: From Turner to Today is transforming three local parks into hubs for creativity. Inspired by Tate Liverpool’s current exhibition Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, environmental artist Kerry Morrison is working on four exciting and educational projects in Everton Park, Princes Park in Toxteth and Springfield Park in Knotty Ash.
For Sunset Seekers, Kerry has sought the best vantage points in Everton, Princes and Springfield parks to view Liverpool’s spectacular sunsets. Look out for special, communal sunset viewings during October. If you know of a great sunset viewing location, tweet Kerry @kerrymmorrison.
Bird Sheet Music is curiously capturing avian activity. Bird droppings are falling on oversized blank musical scores placed underneath places where birds roost and feed, forming musical notes. Composer Jon Hering will interpret the droppings into music notation.
For Counter Culture Nature, Kerry is currently exploring 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.
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. This project will explore the role that humans play in the ecosystem.
Kerry has been blogging about the progress of each project throughout the summer. Check the Our Liverpool Landscape blog for the most up to date information and details on when and where you can meet Kerry and her team.