Marcus Coates

10 August 2010
Journey to the Lower World (still)

Walker Art Gallery

Journey to the Lower World by Marcus Coates was purchased for Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool through the Contemporary Art Society’s Acquisitions Scheme for 2008-2009.

Journey to the Lower World was originally commissioned by Further Up in the Air, a residency programme that took place in Liverpool’s Sheil Park Estate. Anxious about being re-housed, the residents asked Coates ‘do we have a protector for this site?’

The work captures the artist’s endeavours to find the answer in The Lower World of Animal Spirits, a recurring theme in the artists work. The Walker Art Gallery is actively acquiring new media work to better reflect current artistic practice and Liverpool’s long-standing support of film-based media.

With thanks to Workplace Gallery, Gateshead.

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