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The ballad of RAY + JULIE (A4-Full-Colour 96 perfect-bound-pages)
Editors: Alan Dunn & Brigitte Jurack £20.00; from our shop (Top-right)
The story of Liverpool’s mythical public artwork.
Named by The Guardian as one of Britain’s top ten secret public artworks, the RAY + JULIE sculpture was created by artists Alan Dunn and Brigitte Jurack in November 1995.
Millions have seen RAY + JULIE – two metal chairs facing each other - since they first appeared on London Road, yet the sculpture was only meant to last six months until the new tram system arrived. Commissioned by Visionfest and the Furniture Resource Centre, and named after a romantic piece of graffiti on the back wall of the derelict plot, nobody knows who the original RAY + JULIE were.
Now sitting within the Fabric District regeneration zone, RAY + JULIE have inspired a series of poems, songs, CD covers, theatre plays, short stories, films, recordings and photographs. This exhibition contains photographs from 1995 and the 96p book with 82 colour illustrations tells the story of RAY + JULIE with essays from Jeff Young and Andrew Taylor and 23 years worth of photographs that trace some of the extraordinary mythology – the New Order and Dogs Trust murals, eviction notices, St Georges Hall ghosts, lost cinemas, Roxy Music, billboards, halos, barbers, Everyman Theatre plays, spaghetti hoops and Bob Dylan.
Also available, the RAY + JULIE 7” single: click HERE for more information
erbacce-press announce the new RAY + JULIE publication will be launched at The Fabric District Festival, 7-9 June, The Tapestry, Liverpool, with live readings from Andrew Taylor and Jeff Young between 6.30 & 8.30pm on Friday 7th June. Purchase the book from our shop (above-right)