Open-air art gallery for Old Swan

Liverpool is to get a new open-air art gallery.

The gallery is part of an arts project in Old Swan in which local young people from the Joseph Lappin Centre  have been working with artist Nicola Taggart to produce work reflecting their neighbourhood.

It is sited in the front of Tesco car park in Prescot Road and will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar, on Tuesday 10 June at 3.30pm.

Councillor Millar said: “This will be one of my last engagements as Lord Mayor and I am pleased that it will be in the ward I represent. It will not only brighten up the area but it shows what creative and talented young people we have there.”

The gallery is part of the wider Prescot Road Arts Project which will also include, in the future ,a mosaic and a site where giant poppies will be installed to mark the centenary of World War 1.

Funding for the gallery has been provided through the Mayoral Neighbourhood Fund with contributions from Liverpool Mutual Homes and Tesco and help from Riverside Your Place.