Peter Liversidge, Sign Paintings, 2016.
Peter Liversidge, Sign Paintings, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT USA. July 2016.

No single category or definition can successfully describe Peter Liversidge’s diverse practice, which includes work in almost every conceivable medium. The subjects of Liversidge’s work can be equally diverse, but they are all united by an underlying streak of dark, absurdist humour and a persistent questioning of the world around us.

Liversidge has made a series of new works for Plymouth that bring together the ideas and voices of diverse individuals from all walks of life in the city to be made into placards at The Council House. These signs will be spread around the city by the public and through events, including a ritual burning in the bonfire on The Hoe on 5th November led by Plymouth school children. Liversidge’s work at the Council House will also be accompanied by a new temporary public art work for the flagpoles on the Hoe throughout October & November.

The Council House, 
Plymouth City Council
The Council House, 
Plymouth City Council

The Council House is a late-1950s building located in the heart of Plymouth's city centre and a permanent reminder of the ambitious scheme to rebuild and regenerate the city after the devastation of the Blitz during the Second World War.

The exhibition programme aims to showcase items from the permanent collections, mark significant anniversaries, highlight the outcomes of partnership projects and test out themes for The Box - a brand new cultural and heritage attraction set to open in spring 2020.

Plymouth Hoe Bonfire

The Hoe

Family Friendly
Bonfire Night
Sun, 5th Nov
Peter Liversidge. Photo: Martyn Heyne

Studio Theatre, Plymouth College of Art

Peter Liversidge
Wed, 8th Nov
Iceland Graffitti
Curator Simon Morrissey’s Notes towards an Exhibition

Simon Morrissey, Director of Foreground and curator of We The People Are The Work, shares his early diary notes written over the many months of planning for the exhibition to explore how the ideas behind the Plymouth-wide exhibition took shape.

5th Sep, 2017