The Liverpool Plinth2020-07-21T08:59:53+01:00

Project Description

The Liverpool Plinth - Liverpool BID Company (2) LR

The Liverpool Plinth

Liverpool BID Company, in collaboration with Liverpool Parish Church and city gallery and art organisation, dot-art, give local artists a unique opportunity to have their work showcased on The Liverpool Plinth – an empty platform which overlooks Chapel Street and the waterfront at the side of Liverpool Parish Church, also known as St Nick’s. As well as the fantastic exposure and publicity given to the artist and their work, they will also receive a £1,000 prize!

The Liverpool Plinth, in the mould of Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, laid empty since the removal of Brian Burgess’s “Christ on a Donkey” several years ago.

First set up in 2018, each sculpture is chosen via an annual competition open to artists living or working in the north of England (North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber).

So far The Liverpool Plinth has hosted:

Dates Winning Sculpture Artist
June 2018 – June 2019 Gold Lamé Tony Heaton
June 2019 – July 2020 Split Decisions Sam Shendi
July 2020 – July 2021 Tidal Shame Gail Dooley

The story so far…

July 2020

A sculpture warning of the risks of climate change to stand on The Liverpool Plinth

21 July 2020|

A sculpture highlighting the danger to marine wildlife of waste in UK waters is to be unveiled on The Liverpool Plinth. Tidal Shame, by artist Gail Dooley depicts a ceramic gannet, a seabird common in Liverpool, entangled by authentic sea plastic and detritus collected on beach shores across the UK and Merseyside.

March 2020

June 2019

January 2019

Calling all sculptors in the North to showcase their work at The Liverpool Plinth

16 January 2019|

For the second year running, the BID is collaborating with Liverpool Parish Church, also known as St Nick's, and city gallery and art organisation, dot-art, to bring an exciting new piece of art to The Liverpool Plinth, located at the side of the church overlooking Chapel Street and the city's UNESCO World Heritage waterfront.

June 2018

October 2017