Art at the heart of International Mersey River Festival

Art lovers will be given a unique opportunity to view 100 Heads artist Anthony Brown’s latest collection in June as part of this year’s International Mersey River Festival.

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June from 11am to 5pm visitors to the Liver Buildings will be able to view various displays including: The Soldiers Story exhibition which features the highly acclaimed portrait of WW1 Poet, Wilfred Owen shown alongside Anthony’s commissioned portrait of WW2 Naval hero, Captain Fredrick ‘Johnnie’ Walker and his new large-scale work commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War, ‘Echoes’.

Anthony and partner Lorraine will also be on hand on both days to talk about his work, inspiration and their Liverpool roots and forthcoming projects. He said: “Lorraine and I are proud to be involved in the 2014 International Mersey River Festival and absolutely delighted to be exhibiting in the city’s landmark Liver Buildings.

“The weekend promises to be very special for everyone and I would urge as many people as possible to come along to the waterfront and experience this wonderful exhibition.”

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of live musical performances and readings of the poems of Wilfred Owen and will offer the public the chance to leave their own commemorative message on a specially created ‘interactive’ canvas which will then become part of the exhibition.

Admission is free and there will also be a rare glimpse of the forthcoming touring exhibition: From The Crossroads. This preview offers Liverpool the first opportunity to view stunning mixed media portraits of legendary musical icons before its national tour.

Other displays amongst the sprawling landscape of artworks include The Sporting Legends, selection from 100 Heads, a collection of diverse studio works and the ‘Doodle’ series of original and printed works which celebrate the city’s eclectic and iconic architectural landscapes.

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Liverpool Waterfront