|the ballad of RAY + JULIE|
|Alan Dunn||Jeff Young||Hamish McLain||Riikka Ala-Harja|
|Aug 30 - Sept 11||Sept 12 - 25||Sept 26 - Oct 9||Oct 10 - 23|
|Billboard SN2075/01, Seel Street/Slater Street, Liverpool City Centre, UK, 2005|
In 1995 artists Alan Dunn and Brigitte Jurack were commissioned to create something
for the vacant plot of land on London Road, Liverpool, inbetween The Furniture Resource
Centre and Lord Warden Pub, opposite the cinema. Intended
to remain in situ for 6 months and inspired by the RAY + JULIE graffiti at the back of the plot, the
two chairs and rippled cement produced and installed in November 1995 remain today.
In the 10 years the chairs have inadvertently ingrained themselves in the public consciousness, inspired poetry and guerilla performance, changed legal ownership, been case studies for public art maintenance, hosted chess and skateboarders, figured in a list of 'Liverpool's best-kept secrets' and attracted a range of new graffiti.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of RAY + JULIE, 4 newly commissioned digitally-printed billboard artworks will be presented on a City Centre site.