RedBall project is in the city for ten days

One of the world’s longest running street artworks has landed in Liverpool. The RedBall Project - already showcased in global locations such as Sydney, Paris and California - will take over the city from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 July. 

Art is about people, and I look forward to seeing how Liverpool responds to the invitation RedBall offers.

Across ten days, the 15ft-diameter RedBall Liverpool will appear in different areas around the city – some will be tourist hotspots, others more local or undiscovered locations meeting the audience on their own streets.

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The RedBall project has landed in Liverpool Image: Confidentials
Red Ball Project Liverpool Albert Dock
The first stop is Royal Albert Dock Liverpool Image: Confidentials

American artist behind the project, Kurt Perschke, believes the simplicity of the work is what makes it so impactful – giving audiences a moment of joy but also encouraging them to think differently about the places around them and view with fresh eyes places they may walk past or through every day.

Artist Kurt Perschke said, "Art is about people, and I look forward to seeing how Liverpool responds to the invitation RedBall offers. The project is not about a ball; it’s about what the combination of the site, the piece, and everyone’s energy creates together in that day."

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It's a big red ball Image: Confidentials

Each day the new location will be announced on and @redballproject social media channels.

As well as the main event, a number of engagement projects linked to the RedBall performance will be taking place in and around Everton Park and Toxteth. This artwork has been brought to the city thanks to a partnership between Culture Liverpool, Arts Council England and Global Streets.

For more information and times the work will be on display visit Visit Liverpool. To find out about the wider RedBall Project and its previous travels, visit RedBall project.

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