20 local Liverpool artists were exhibited last weekend in a pop-up gallery held within a derelict house. Most British cities have rows of streets with old council houses now in total disrepair. We've seen them sold off for a pound, we've seen them pulled down and left as rubble, but have we seen them become cultural hubs? Now we have.
The Dead Pigeon Gallery are a travelling art company who establish exhibits in various locations. They teamed up with Kirkdale's Homebaked Community Land Trust to bring local residents this brilliant display of local Liverpool talent. The HCL Trust owns the property in L4 and weremore than happy to lend its use for the project. The Oakfield Road residence was furnished with creative works that demonstrate the “creative might” of the local residents.
Co-founding artist of Dead Pigeon, Jayne Lawless, joined forces with designer Catherine Dalton after finding a shared love of culture with the Homebaked Bakery. The cooperative business aims to include and employ people from the local area. Choosing to highlight the art made by this team of forward thinking individuals has undoubtedly provided impetus for more future creativity.
The Dead Pigeon Gallery have established themselves as an organisation which makes use of unusual spaces for displaying art. After this injection of culture in an area known locally for its run-down and neglected status, it goes to show that we don't necessarily need to rely on the local council to fill in the gaps. We're all capable of making positive changes in our areas and encouraging others to do the same.
Via Liverpool Echo