16 June - 25 August 2008
Liverpool is set to stage a world-class art event. Go Superlambananas will celebrate Liverpool's communities and see the streets, parks, neighbourhoods and open spaces of Liverpool transformed into an open air, free to view, mass public art event.
Over 100, 1.8m tall Superlambananas, one of Liverpool's most iconic and best loved pieces of public art & originally, created by Taro Chiezo for 'Arts Transpennine' in 98 - will be painted, decorated and adorned by local artists, community groups and celebrities. The Go Superlambanana sculpture has been specially designed to act as a 3D canvas to showcase the creativity of Liverpool & its heritage; architecture; regeneration and its world renowned arts scene.
(above) No.61 'Lamsa', Located outside the Bluecoat Gallery.
(above) No.40 'Baa Nitez'. Inspired by Liverpool FC's Rafa Benitez.
Located in The Metquarter.
Update: An auction will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 9 September at St George’s Hall, Liverpool where approximately 70 of the beautifully created Superlambananas will take centre stage to raise a significant amount of money for The Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal 2008. Sutton Kersh will be running the auction and will be providing facilities for proxy bidding and telephones bids. These facilities will be offered to anyone who isn’t able to attend on the night but who would like to bid.