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The interactive bench - another piece of public art - is popular with the kids. Some preview confidently predicted the locals would set about it with angle-grinders. I think people have more pride than that, to date there's nary a whisper of graffiti.

swamprose says:

looks like a miniature roller coaster. hope it gets to stay up. nicely used.

25th Sep 2006, 10:11

OJ says:

That's exactly what I think Swamprose - the kids seem to think it's a great racetrack for their radio controlled cars too.

The artist is Jeppe Hein by the way.

25th Sep 2006, 10:17

swamprose says:

the Liverpool Biennal looks like a lot of fun. Did you see the grassy mounds?

25th Sep 2006, 10:37

ViX says:

Haven't seen this - where abouts is it?

25th Sep 2006, 11:02

OJ says:

Which grassy mounds? That'd be a no...

So far I've seen the exhibition at FACT and the public art pieces pictured - and of course the giant question mark across the river from us at Birkenhead. It's on until November, so I'm pacing myself...

25th Sep 2006, 11:03

OJ says:

ViX - do you mean this particular bench or Liverpool Biennial in general. The latter is all over the city.
The bench is on a patch of grass just about opposite the Anglican cathedral, next to the big road junction that's the boundary between Ropewalks/Toxteth... There's a map on the website.

25th Sep 2006, 11:05

swamprose says:

Okay OJ. the grassy mounds are by a landscape artist, Priscilla Mung and are a take on a soccer field.According to the map, it is near the water, near Mann Island and The Strand roads..but there is so much to see...I love public art. Envy strikes.

25th Sep 2006, 11:55

OJ says:

I shall look out for those next week. No need to envy. If you have lots of spare plane fare cash lying about (ahem, like I certainly don't) you could visit between now and November.

Or I could just post some pics. A bit cheaper...

25th Sep 2006, 12:01

ViX says:

That particular bench, I haven't seen the exhibition at FACT yet,I might check it out this week :)

25th Sep 2006, 12:51

Caine says:

Very cool. :)

25th Sep 2006, 17:42

FilbertFox says:

looks great. i keep meaning to visit liverpool so i guess i must do it in the next few of weeks then

26th Sep 2006, 09:24

ViX says:

Oooo fox you should, Liverpool is a great city :) Are you far from Liverpool?

26th Sep 2006, 18:04

FilbertFox says:

Not too far-Leeds

26th Sep 2006, 21:07

ViX says:

Then you have no excuse!!

27th Sep 2006, 01:11

FilbertFox says:

apart from lack of time!

27th Sep 2006, 08:27

540air says:

Excellent idea. I like that in the background of the first pic, there's a kid ready to have a go on his bike.

27th Sep 2006, 16:31

OJ says:

And he did have a go on his bike 540air. They were having great fun....

27th Sep 2006, 16:36

540air says:

It seems a really good idea. We could do with some of that type of thing down here, as long as we could keep the idiots and vandals away.
Our kids (the younger ones anyway) would love it :)

27th Sep 2006, 16:43

Viv says:

more to see!

1st Oct 2006, 19:19

OJ says:

Oh there is more to see Viv. I've not seen any more biennial this weekend due to mainly being up a hill/hungover. Are you still coming over in a few weeks?

2nd Oct 2006, 11:03