Artist Nils Norman has worked closely with Liverpool’s Parks & Environment
Service and parks experts – walking and photographing Liverpool's major
green spaces which include Sefton, Princes, Greenbank, Everton and Wavertree
parks and Birkenhead park on the Wirral.
This website is an ongoing photographic depository and interactive database
of Liverpool’s amazing parks and greenspaces, compiled by the artist
in collaboration with the city’s Park Rangers and hopefully you. Each
park visited has been walked and photographed, in order to share and draw
attention to the unique architecture, history, design and natural details
To complement the project, a light-hearted advertising campaign, launched
on 3 June 2008, draws attention to Liverpool’s unique and often little-known
This playful campaign repackages each park’s identity as if it were
a product or holiday destination, sometimes alluding to phrases and buzzwords
of classic popular adverts. The posters will appear on buses, bus shelters,
in stations and on billboards citywide during the summer of 2008. The documentation
can be found on the Artwork
How to get involved
The results of this exploration can be found on the Parks
pages which have interactive maps with pop up photos
and information for you to visit and two illustrated walks are also included
to get you going.
We would like to add your images, walks and special places as well - you can
email these to Nils who will upload them onto the park maps to create a diverse
and unique database of visual and anecdotal material of Liverpool’s
historic public spaces by the people that know them best which we hope will
be a future resource for the curious.
Visible Virals is part of the year-long public art programme commissioned by the
Liverpool Culture Company as part of European Capital of Culture 2008, managed
by Liverpool Biennial and supported by Liverpool City Council Parks & Environment Service and Merseytravel.