Holly Hendry: Cenotaph
21 June – 31 October 2019
Cenotaph is a large-scale public artwork by British artist Holly Hendry drawing inspiration from the underground architecture of cities. The artist is interested in the anatomy of our surroundings and the innards and plumbing of the city itself. Drawn to methods and materials that relate to past and future circulatory systems, Hendry describes her sculptures as "open cracks where you see the gooey insides". Tetley's Brewery had an underground system of tunnels connecting the buildings through a hidden network. Over the next few years, the site will be developed by Vastint to create a new city centre park, in the process of which past structures will be uncovered and new systems installed. Cenotaph acknowledges the coming changes and the hidden systems beneath our feet.
This exhibition is presented as part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme, which brings artworks by international artists presented at the 2018 festival of contemporary art to spaces across the North of England.
Holly Hendry, Cenotaph, 2018. Photo Jules Lister