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The Temple of a Thousand Bells

Hand holding a clear glass bell

Date:
19 Aug 2010 - 28 Nov 2010
Booking:
Free exhibition, no booking required

'The Temple of a Thousand Bells' is an evocative and poignant work featuring a thousand hand-blown glass bells and polyphonic sound, filling the Oratory in St James' Cemetary, Liverpool.

Brazillian artist Laura Belém’s beautiful installation is a new commission for 'Touched', Liverpool Biennial’s International 10 exhibition. The Oratory is not normally open to the public, so this is an unusual opportunity for visitors to gain access to a wonderful heritage site. Sound will move between loudspeakers in the Grade I listed building, unveiling an ancient legend about a temple of a thousand bells that was built on an island.

Location: This exhibition is NOT showing at the Walker Art Gallery. The Oratory is located next to Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral and is owned by National Museums Liverpool. It houses many pieces from the Walker Art Gallery's collections. Check Google Maps here for the location of the Oratory.

Unfortunately, the oratory is currently closed for building maintenance and will not re-open until spring 2014.