Artists to transform duck sculptures into ‘Liverpool First’ works of art

Local artists have been selected to transform Giant Duck sculptures into exciting and engaging works of art, based around events that Liverpool has famously first achieved.

The Giant Ducks will be painted live, in public at Mann Island until Friday 8th May. Painting sessions will take place between 9am – 5pm each weekday.

The Liverpool Duck Trail project, commissioned by AquaDucked, aims to showcase the creativity of artists in Liverpool and will raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Each of the giant ducks are themed around an event in history that Liverpool was the first to achieve, with artists submitting designs to a judging panel. The winning submissions include Gemma Seddon’s ‘Space Duck’ design based on Toxteth born Jeremiah Horrocks as one of the founding Fathers of British Astronomy.

Local artist Shelley Jane’s fun and creative ‘Canal Duck’ based around the theme of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. And in celebration of the world’s greatest steeplechase – The Grand National Simon Connell’s equestrian themed Aintree Duck will be painted to this theme.

The army of giant ducks are set to invade the city on Light Night, which takes place on Friday 15th May and will be nesting at specific locations across the city centre, including the Commercial District, Liverpool ONE and Bold Street.

The ducks will be on show for public display around Liverpool until the 9th June, after which they will be entered into a celebrity gala night auction to raise money for Macmillan taking place on the 24th July.

The Liverpool Duck Trail follows the success of previous trails such as Go Superlambananas (2008) and Go Penguins (2010).

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