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It’s Glam Up North exhibition comes to the Museum of Liverpool

PUBLISHED: 00:00 24 September 2015

Glamortality by Rankin

Glamortality by Rankin

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Photographer Rankin agrees. That’s the title of an exhibition he’s curated at the Museum of Liverpool involving leading artists

The artist behind the It's Glam up North exhibition, RankinThe artist behind the It's Glam up North exhibition, Rankin

Top photographer Rankin has curated an exhibition of works by some of the biggest names in art and design to be displayed at the Museum of Liverpool this autumn.

From September 25th to December 6th, It’s Glam Up North features two pieces of work by Rankin himself, as well as works by artists, filmmakers, graphics and fashion designers. The exhibition culminates in a charity auction on Saturday November 21st on behalf of Claire House Children’s Hospice, which from its Wirral base provides care, support and choice for families whose children aren’t expected to live to adulthood.

Rankin is a patron of Claire House, having been introduced to their work during the run of his exhibition ALIVE: In The Face of Death at the Walker Art Gallery in 2013.

About It’s Glam Up North, Rankin said: ‘I’m pleased to support the work of Claire House, who do incredible work to support children and young people and their families. I’m putting together a fantastic exhibition featuring works by some of the most creative people I know, and hopefully raising lots of money for the Hospice through the auction. I’m touched by the artists’ support of the project and Claire House. The works are perfect for displaying at the Museum of Liverpool, the most glamorous building on Liverpool’s waterfront.’

The Museum of LiverpoolThe Museum of Liverpool

Some of those featured in the exhibition and auction include Martin Creed, the winner of the 2001 Turner Prize with Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off, and Peter Saville who as director of Factory Records designed record sleeves for bands including Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, as well as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. He has collaborated with artist Anna Blessmann for the piece included in this exhibition.

Nick Park CBE, the director, writer and animator, best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep is also involved as is Mark Farrow, named 2004 Designer of the Year in the Creative Review Peer Poll. Mark has worked with many musicians including the Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers and Kylie Minogue.

Other items include a specially designed Burberry trenchcoat by Christopher Bailey and a copy of Vivienne Westwood’s oversized limited edition book Opus. Milliner to the stars Cheshire-born Stephen Jones has donated a hat.

Head of Events Fundraising at Claire House, Kirsty Simpson said: ‘This is an inspirational collaboration that Claire House is proud and honoured to be associated with. Rankin’s valued support and commitment to the charity continues to help raise money for local families. Attending the exhibition is a must.’ w

For further information visit liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/glamupnorth

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