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Holly Hendry: Cenotaph

21 June – 13 October 2019

As part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme, Holly Hendry's large-scale public artwork Cenotaph, inspired by the artist's interest in the underground architecture of cities, will find a new home outside The Tetley. Hendry's sculptures look at the back of things, as she says "open cracks where you see the gooey insides". The artist is interested in the anatomy of the architecture of our surroundings and the innards and plumbing of the city itself. She is drawn to methods and materials that relate to past and future circulatory systems - underneath spaces or voids, such as digging techniques or the inside of sculptural moulds. The site of the installation, Tetley's Brewery, had an underground system of tunnels connecting the buildings through a hidden network. Over the next few years this site will be developed by Vastint and to create a new city centre park, during the development 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.

Supported with National Lottery funding through Arts Council England'Strategic Touring fund.

Holly Hendry, Cenotaph, 2018. Installation view at Exchange Flags, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo Pete Carr

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