Jenny Steele: The Maiden Voyage, George’s Dock in Liverpool

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The Maiden Voyage by Jenny Steele
Jenny Steele, The Maiden Voyage Balustrade, 2019 (watercolour pencil on paper)

The Maiden Voyage at George’s Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Waterfront 8 — 22 September 2019 Entrance is free

The Maiden Voyage is a new site-specific installation by Manchester-based artist Jenny Steele that takes inspiration from the spread of ‘Art Deco’ modernist architecture across the transatlantic from the United Kingdom to New York during the 1930s, both through the transportation of people and the design and promotional advertising of 1930s transatlantic ocean liners. Following the devastation of World War One, the period of mid-war or ‘Art Deco’ design was optimistic in style and promoted ideas of health and wellbeing. The Maiden Voyage will revive the spirit and optimism of 1930’s mid-war transatlantic travel, highlighting Liverpool as a historically important port for travel to North America. Steele’s own drawings and prints influenced by design details and the style of the period will emblazon the Art Deco Georges Dock Plaza.

The Maiden Voyage at George’s Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Waterfront 8 — 22 September 2019

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