better together - Sheppard worlock memorial
NAME : Better Together DATE : 2008 LOCATION : Hope Street, Liverpool CLIENT : Liverpool Echo PARTNERS : Castle Fine Art Foundry, Photocast Products
A commission to create a memorial sculpture to celebrate the lives and achievements of Archbishop Derek Worlock and Bishop David Sheppard, sited on Hope Street, which connects Liverpool’s two Cathedrals,
The bronze sculpture, is entitled ‘Better Together’, and takes the form of two 4.5m high doors. It’s strong visual presence frames the views of the Cathedrals and allows the viewer to walk between the ‘open doors’.
Low relief press cuttings and other symbols from Bishop David and Archbishop Derek’s lives allow the audience to engage with the piece further.
The sculpture was funded through public subscription, organised by the Liverpool Echo newspaper. It was unveiled by Bishop James Jones, Archbishop Patrick Kelly, Baptist Minister Phil Jump and Cllr Paul Clark, Lord Mayor of LIverpool on 11th May 2008.