A new exhibition, which is made up of four installations by acclaimed sculptor and artist, Peter Walker, has just been unveiled at Liverpool Cathedral. Known as ‘Being Human’, the exhibition by the artist behind the ‘Peace Doves’ installation, is free to attend and runs until August 30.
As part of a two-year programme of events, exhibitions and artworks leading up to the iconic building’s 100th anniversary, which falls in 2024, the latest collaboration between Liverpool Cathedral and the artist explores what it means to be human. ‘Being Human’ aims to encourage visitors to reflect on who they are as individuals, what makes us unique as human beings and how we connect with others in a changing world, as they journey through the four artworks: Connection, Reflection, Identity and Creativity.
At the heart of the exhibition is a sculpture entitled Connection, inspired by Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Adam’. A contemporary twist on the Renaissance masterpiece, which depicts God’s hand reaching out to meet Adam’s finger, the striking installation features two giant hands, each standing at two metres tall and equivalent in height to the size of an average front door.
The exhibition is just as awe-inspiring as the talented artist’s previous works at Liverpool Cathedral such as ‘Peace Doves’, an art installation featuring around 18,000 paper doves suspended from the cathedral’s roof. Earlier this year, working as one half of the artistic duo, Luxmuralis, Peter Walker amazed visitors by flooding Liverpool Cathedral with the wonders of the universe in a dazzling display of projections, lights and sounds as part of an immersive art installation entitled ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’.
Speaking on the current collaboration with Liverpool Cathedral, artist and sculptor, Peter Walker, said: “It’s a huge honour to be working with the team at Liverpool Cathedral once again. As the largest cathedral in the UK and one of the biggest in the world, the vast space within the iconic building provides the perfect setting for an exhibition that explores what it means to be human.
“Bringing together sculpture, created using traditional techniques, with interactive art installations, ‘Being Human’ will fascinate visitors of all ages across many different levels and I can’t wait to unveil the exhibition later this month.”
Liverpool Cathedral is open to visitors from 10am – 6pm daily. For more information about ‘Being Human’ and the events programme at Liverpool Cathedral, head to the cathedral website here.