Monument to the Superlambanana
16 June - 25 August 2008
Monument to the Superlambanana has been designed by Andrew Jackson from the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. This style of a traditional bronze statue creates an interesting contrast with the modern design of the Superlambanana, reflecting the growing balance between old and new seen in Liverpool’s buildings and public spaces.
Monument to the Superlambanana adopts the style and proportions of an equestrian statue. Liverpool is said to have the most equestrian statues of any UK city outside London. Placing Monument to the Superlambanana here at World Museum we hope to draw your attention to Liverpool’s many historic public monuments, especially those opposite the Museum in St John’s Gardens.
Please feel free to touch
Please do not climb
About the project
Monument to the Superlambanana is part of a city-wide art project entitled Go Superlambananas, celebrating Liverpool’s Year as European Capital of Culture 2008. Over one hundred Superlambananas, based on the original sculpture by Taro Chiezo, have been uniquely decorated by artists, groups and individuals. These are in public spaces across Liverpool - including the Walker Art Gallery and Lady Lever Art Gallery - creating a visual explosion of Liverpool’s creativity. To find out more please pick up a free copy of the Go Superlambananas city wide trail, available at the Information Desk.