Liverpool – Campus Art Caper

Several months ago I and many others, were more than fortunate to be taken around the campus of Liverpool University, by our erstwhile colleagues the Liverpool Modernist Society.

The brightest of days in so many, many ways.

I returned recently, with the time and space of a quiet Sunday morning, taking the opportunity to take some snaps, having been much enamoured of the cornucopia of campus art.

Here are those very snaps.

The Quickening – Mitzi Solomon Cunliffe 1951

Civic Design Building Abercromby Square.

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Mitzi was also commissioned to create the bronze reef knot door handles, to be found at the main entrance of the building – easy on the Brasso there Estates!

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Hubert Dalwood – Three Uprights 1960

Abercromby Square

Originally twixt the Oliver Lodge and the Chadwick Building.

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David Le Marchant Brock – Designer 

Frederick Bushe – Sculptor 

Abstract Reliefs 1965-1967

University Lecture Rooms Building

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Barbara Hepworth Squares with Two Circles 1964-1969

Originally located to the side of Senate House on a purpose built concrete setting, which was eventually agreed and constructed, following some concern regarding the additional cost incurred.

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The sculpture has recently been relocated to the front of Senate House and the former site left somewhat bereft, and not a little forlorn.

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It now resides amongst the grassy new build of the modern university, placed on a base which owes more to B&Q than Babs, and considered architectural context.

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