Thursday, January 17, 2008

Edge Lane Murals






I have borrowed a camera so here are a few photos I have taken of some of the artwork on houses on Edge Lane, Kensington I was asking for your comments on.

7 comments:

The Daily Pundit said...

A bit too gloomy these ones.

Louise Baldock said...

Well it was a January day!

I dont think the artwork shone any brighter than I managed to capture them.

JB said...

That's not artwork Louise, it's shameless window dressing.

These are supposed to be homes to live in, not billboards of blight.

Your photos show the dignity and craftsmanship of these buildings even after years of neglect by their owners, Liverpool City Council.

Some naff tarting up can't hide the fact that this is municipal vandalism on a scale no truly cultured city would stand for.

steve faraghe said...

under the yellow lights of edge lane the murals disappear a night, if it was up to me if I was the culture company I'd ask for half me money back as they only give joy to the populous for 12 hrs a day, roll on summer. Perhaps they shoudl have had a big Ringo mural saying "I'm Getting off". Come to think of it if he's said what he said on j ross a week earlier we'd have been shouting for him to "jump" from the top of st george's, nice one ritchie

JB said...

Just looking again at those 'murials', they really are dire!

steve "honest steve" faragher said...

legal and not so legal, currently awaiting a FOI response to gow much these eyesores cost the cash strapped rate payer, thats the legal, the illegal is paypal me a £1 to sfaragher@hormail.com with your guess and the closest gets all the £1s sent in,I think its called illegal gambling..

Steve said...

There is two separate aspects of these murals that should not be confused - their use and their artistic merit. Yes, it terrible that these houses are boarded up. Yes, the artistic quality is not first class, but after all it was done mostly by young children from the Kensington community, at the Kensington Fields Community Centre. I for one am glad that in this isolated case, something that was done in the name of Capital Of Culture that actually involved people from Liverpool, and wasn't outsourced at great expense (our expense, via council taxes).
Art isn't just a degree-qualified middle class pursuit, it has great value in all corners of community and should be encouraged.