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Wish You Were Here

 

Way back in 1984 the first UK International Garden Festival was held in Liverpool. The aim was to revitalise tourism and the city of Liverpool which had been in decline, and the idea came from Conservative Environment Minister Michael Heseltine. The festival was hugely popular, attracting over 3 million visitors in the six month that it was open.

 

Amongst the exhibits were several artworks of which the work by the Sculptor John Clinch entitled "Wish You Were Here" was one. After the festival the artwork disappeared into storage and has finally reapeared at the window of the new Museum of LIverpool 25 years later.

 

clinch

Wish You Were Here

 

Way back in 1984 the first UK International Garden Festival was held in Liverpool. The aim was to revitalise tourism and the city of Liverpool which had been in decline, and the idea came from Conservative Environment Minister Michael Heseltine. The festival was hugely popular, attracting over 3 million visitors in the six month that it was open.

 

Amongst the exhibits were several artworks of which the work by the Sculptor John Clinch entitled "Wish You Were Here" was one. After the festival the artwork disappeared into storage and has finally reapeared at the window of the new Museum of LIverpool 25 years later.

 

clinch

comments (5)

Interesting capture Les! I like the colors of these art works and your narrative is very interesting. smile
Les Auld: I must admit I do like them Frances, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jan 2012, 06:49
These are terrific Les: thank heaven they've seen the light of day again!
Les Auld: Couldn't agree more Chris, thanks for the comment.
Quite novel to look over and see these peering out of the window Les.
Les Auld: A little strange indeed Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2012, 14:34
Its so good the have re surfaced, they are great smile
Les Auld: They are so Linda, thanks for the comment.
These are so good Les,great that they are on show again, well captured!
Les Auld: It is rather good that they have seen the light of day Frank, thanks for the comment.

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