Posted on 29/09/2016

New Exhibition at Unit 51 Announced - Collage Creations

An exhibition of collages will be displayed at UNIT 51 in Liverpool's thriving Baltic District from Monday 28th November til Friday 9th December, 2016.

Artist Philip Hayes will be showcasing large scale examples of his work that have been inspired by Liverpool icons such as The Farm, Cast, The Cavern Club, Cream, as well as Merseyside festivals Sound City, Threshold Festival, and Liquidation Club Night.

Hayes began making collages around 2004, drawing on the wealth of material he was amassing during the 25 years he worked as venue manager for The Picket and as a festival organiser. He used this huge variety of images (posters, flyers, tickets) and photographs to create collages based around a theme, person or topic.

His previous pioneering projects in the city have included setting up a community access recording studio for unemployed bands – working with the likes of The La's, Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono. Hayes was also responsible for opening the first venue in Liverpool's Baltic District in 2005, with performances by Deaf School, Elvis Costello, Mick Jones, Pete Wylie and The Farm as part of the Justice tour for Hillsborough Families.

Philip's collage for the Cavern Club, the Most Famous Club in the World was unveiled last month. The Cavern commissioned Phil to produce a fitting tribute to celebrate the Club's 60th Anniversary limited edition prints will be on sale at the exhibition which runs from Monday 28th November to Friday 9th December, 2016 at Unit 51 Cafe.