There are few atriums more prestigious than ours, and so when we were approached by Leading Liverpool businesswoman, Jean Gadsby, to transform the space into a temporary art exhibition linked to Liverpool, we jumped at the chance.
Jean will be showcasing her iconic art collection at a pop up exhibition on Friday, 11th November at Exchange Station in the city centre. Called “One Woman’s Liverpool,” the exhibition will feature a collection of 65 pieces of original art, including a John Lennon painting by Sam Walsh, who also created one of Paul McCartney, which today sits in the National Portrait Gallery. The collection also features a painting of Hilary Clinton at the French Senate by Don McKinley, and The Crouching Man by Sam Walsh, which will be in situ in the atrium of Exchange Station from the beginning of November.
Other notable artists include Paul Cousins, Sam Walsh, Adrian Henri who all have a strong link to the city. The event will take place from 5pm – 7pm and refreshments will be provided by Liverpool Craft Brewery. The artwork will remain on view at Exchange Station until the end of the day on Monday 14th.
Speaking about the art exhibition, Jean Gadsby, who is chief organiser of the Merseyside Woman of the Year awards, commented: “This collection is a true homage to the city of Liverpool and I can’t think of a better location in which to show these paintings than Exchange Station, which is itself a true piece of Liverpool culture and heritage.
“My husband and I have amassed these pieces of art over the last two decades, having known many of the artists. As we’ve now downsized, we have simply run out of space and so, while it’s sad to see them go, we want people to buy and experience the same pleasure that we have had. Prices start from just £30 so there is something for everyone.”
CEG’s Antonia Martin-Wright added: “This area of our scheme lends itself to a variety of uses and will show the artwork in the best possible setting. As our occupancy rate has now risen to over nearly two thirds, the scheme is quickly becoming a vibrant hub for businesses and events and as more tenants take space, this will only further position the scheme as one of the city’s main commercial destinations.”
Prices range from £30 up to £7,500.
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