Parks photo winners on show

Stunning images of Liverpool’s parks and green spaces are now on display at Tate Liverpool.

They have been selected from the hundreds of entries received in the annual Parks Photography competition and are being exhibited in the Community Arts Showcase Gallery as part of the competition’s association with the ‘Our Liverpool Landscape Project’, an off-shoot of the Turner Monet Twombly exhibition.

On show is Keri McLean’s photograph “Sunset Over the Mersey” which is the competition’s overall winner and the winner in the ‘Park Landscapes– my favourite view’ category.

Other category winners were ‘Cricket in the Park” by Francis Rowlands ( People and Parks category) and ‘Happy in Clover’ by Jacqui Soo (Flora and Fauna category).

Shortlisted photographs will also feature in the Liverpool Parks Friends Forum 2013 Calendar which will be available in November.

The competition is staged by the Liverpool Parks Friends Forum – a forum for all the Friends of Parks groups in the city – to showcase the best of Liverpool’s 70-plus parks, gardens, recreation grounds, playgrounds and nature reserves.

Councillor Tim Moore, city council cabinet member, said: “Once again the standard of entries was extremely high and the judges have had a very hard task in selecting the winners.

“The competition is a brilliant way of showing what superb parks and green spaces we have in Liverpool and it also shows we have talented and creative people who can capture breath-taking views.

“The link with the Tate’s exhibition has added an extra dimension to this year’s contest and it means that some of the images will be seen by a wider audience who are visiting the gallery.”

The photographs are on show at Tate Liverpool until 19 October along with work produced by local communities in the Parks and Gardens project by environmental artist, Kerry Morrison in which environmental artworks were created to connect local people with their parks and green spaces.

Competition entries can be seen here