Thursday, 30 August 2012

Meadow project in flower at Everton Park, Liverpool

Rebecca Chesney's beautiful artwork, I'm Blue, You're Yellow, is now in flower on site at Everton Park in Liverpool. It is the outcome of the artist's work with the National Wildflower Centre, which aims to highlight the importance of bees by providing a habitat for them. The planting of the meadows in May was timed for the meadows to be in flower for the opening of Liverpool Biennial 2012 on 14th September when Fritz Haeg's Base Camp will be installed in the park. 

Rebecca's work consists of two acres of meadow, one acre comprised entirely of blue flowers, and one acre entirely of yellow flowers. Both acres are square in shape. The artwork was commissioned by Landlife and will remain for a minimum of three years. The plant species have been chosen to support and attract local populations of bees. This project came as a direct result of Rebecca's research on bees and habitat at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2010.

Specimen sheets of a few of the plant species collected from the meadows will be on show in a cabinet in the Museum of Liverpool (next door to the Walker Art Gallery) for Liverpool Biennial from 14th September.

To find out more about Everton People's Park, of which this project has been a part, visit:

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