We The People Are The Work: Peter Liversidge

The Council House, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2AA

01752 304774

Friday 22 September 2017 – Saturday 18 November 2017
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday
No need to book


Curator's Tour
Saturday 23 September, 11am to 2pm / Starts at Peninsula Arts / Finishes at KARST
Booking essential


John Harris
Tuesday 10 October, 1.10pm to 2pm at the Plymouth Athenaeum
Booking recommended


We The People in the Council House
Wednesday 18 October, 1pm to 1.40pm in the Council House


We The People After Dark
Wednesday 1 November, 1pm to 1.40pm at Plymouth College of Art


Peter Liversidge
Tuesday 7 November, 1.10pm to 2pm at the Plymouth Athenaeum
Booking recommended

We The People Are The Work is a major visual arts project that explores ideas of power, protest and the public.

The project builds connections between the people of Plymouth and six internationally acclaimed artists from the UK, Canada, France and Mexico to the city, all of whom have created new artworks inspired by Plymouth's heritage, its people and their aspirations for the future.

Peter Liversidge's work brings together the ideas and voices of a range of individuals. These are used as the inspiration for a series of placards that you can see being made in the Council House. The placards represent ideas from diverse people in the city and give significance to voices that often go unheard. They will be spread around the city, used in a ritual burning in the bonfire on The Hoe on 5 November and in a special Closing Day Party at the Council House on 18 November. Liversidge will also have a temporary public artwork on the flagpoles on The Hoe in October and November.

We The People Are The Work is presented by PVAPG (Plymouth Visual Art Programming Group), a partnership between The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, KARST, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth Arts Centre and The Box, Plymouth. It is part of Horizon, a collaborative two-year programme of visual contemporary arts, funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund and led by Plymouth Culture.

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