A Foundation of Commissions 2007

19 Oct 2007 – 20 Apr 2008

Event times

Closed from 1st December 2007-20th February 2008

Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm

Open late on Thursdays until 8 pm

Cost of entry


Liverpool, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 27, 82, 82A, 107,

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A Foundation of Commissions


SIMPARCH have transformed the industrial proportions of The Coach Shed with drum 'n' basin a large-scale architectural intervention which includes Free Basin - a large elevated kidney shaped facsimile of a domestic west coast swimming pool and a 40ft long, 6m high full pipe, who's impressive structure echoes a hull in dry dock. The installation will then be offered to skaters. The Only Living by Brian Griffiths is A Foundation's Furnace Commission for 2007 and is the result of months of intensive work by the artist who has used this unique space as both a studio and muse. The Only Living draws on the devices of showmanship from theatre, sideshows and certain sculptural traditions that exaggerate scale and manipulate perspective. Griffith's monumental creations are portals for adventure. His conceptual rigour is bound up with the process of making, so that everyday objects are selected for their potential for fantasy and transformation. A Foundation working in collaboration with Vizcaya Museum, Miami and The Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis have commissioned a new film work by Catherine Sullivan. Triangle of Need will have its European premiere at Greenland Street as part of the Autumn programme. Working with composer Sean Griffin, choreographer Dylan Skybrook and Nigerian actor and Director Kunle Afolayan, Sullivan creates a complex, nuanced story about evolution, class, wealth and poverty that highlights the inequalities and injustices in our global economy. Mustafa Hulusi will exhibit six newly commissioned paintings, alongside existing works which form part of the Elysian series depicting fruit and flowers. Hulusi constructs photographic images and transforms them into hyper-real paintings that have a distinctive and sensuous style. Saturated in colour and light, these visions of nature are gloriously poetic yet subtly unnerving. Until 1 December 2007 The Summer Palace by Lisa Cheung is a temporary celebratory installation originally commissioned for The Southport Flower Show. Inspired by walled gardens, hidden retreats and traditional tea gardens, Summer Palace functions as a vibrant sculpture and social space. At Greenland Street the piece will be re-configured in our garden and will create a welcoming autumn retreat.


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