Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Art and Photography Open Day this week at Deane Road Jewish Cemetery

Professional and amateur artists and photographers are invited to visit a historic Liverpool cemetery to create artistic work that will help capture the many different aspects of this important landmark. Deane Road Jewish Cemetery is a fascinating final resting place of many of Liverpool’s leading entrepreneurs, scientists and artists of the Victorian age.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, plans are being developed to restore the cemetery, creating a visitors centre and formal garden, with improvement works to the Grade II listed entrance and surrounding walls.

The art and photography programme is a wonderful opportunity for local people to be part of this important heritage project.

The first open day for photographers and artists to visit the cemetery and begin their work will be on Sunday 5th June from 10am until 3pm with a guided tour at 10.30am.

Artists will be invited to create work based on the cemetery and its rich history, with the opportunity to display their work at an exhibition at a local venue this autumn.

Photographers will have the opportunity to photograph the site before during and after restoration works with an exhibition to be held when the work is complete.

The cemetery will be open on further dates to allow access for those taking part.

Just turn up

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