One of the world’s longest running street artworks is bouncing into Liverpool later this month.
The RedBall Project – already showcased in global locations such as Sydney, Paris and California – will take over the city from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 July.
Across ten days, the 15ft-diameter RedBall Liverpool will appear in different areas around the city – some will be tourist hotspots, others more local or undiscovered locations meeting the audience on their own streets.
Areas the artwork will be visiting are:
Friday 15 July – Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Saturday 16 July – Pier Head
Sunday 17 July – St George’s Hall
Monday 18 July – Chinatown
Tuesday 19 July – Dale Street
Wednesday 20 July – Windsor Street, Toxteth
Thursday 21 July – Lord Street
Friday 22 July – Baltic Triangle
Saturday 23 July – Everton Brow
Sunday 24 July – Liverpool ONE
For more information and times the work will be on display visit www.visitliverpool.com/redball
American artist behind the project Kurt Perschke believes the simplicity of the work is what makes it so impactful – giving audiences a moment of joy but also encouraging them to think differently about the places around them and view with fresh eyes places they may walk past or through every day.
Kurt said: “Art is about people, and I look forward to seeing how Liverpool responds to the invitation RedBall offers. The project is not about a ball; it’s about what the combination of the site, the piece, and everyone’s energy creates together in that day.”
As well as the main event, a number of engagement projects linked to the RedBall performance will be taking place in and around Everton Park and Toxteth.
This artwork has been brought to the city thanks to a partnership between Culture Liverpool, Arts Council England and Global Streets.