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.