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

Creative Tourist
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 Entrance is free

Where to go near Jenny Steele: The Maiden Voyage, George’s Dock in Liverpool

Waterfront
Café or Coffee Shop
Royal Liver Building

An iconic landmark, the Royal Liver Building was one of the first multi-storey buildings made using a steel-reinforced concrete structure.

Waterfront
Gallery
RIBA North

RIBA North is the new national architecture centre on the Liverpool Waterfront.

Liverpool
Restaurant
Silk Rd

Silk Rd Tapas serves up delicious Mediterranean small plates, named after the Silk Route, an ancient network of trade routes, bringing spices and silks.

City Centre
Restaurant
Etsu

What Etsu sushi restaurant in Liverpool lacks in marketing skills, it more than makes up for in Japanese cuisine.

Waterfront
Museum
The British Music Experience

It’s a discotheque for the senses, an incredible collection of artefacts and memorabilia, audio guides, music and stories. There are iconic costumes worn by David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Dusty Springfield, the Spice Girls and Adam Ant, and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols.

Afternoon tea at Oh Me Oh My
City Centre
Café or Coffee Shop
Oh Me Oh My

A secret space and tea room, Oh Me Oh My lives in the stunning surrounds of Liverpool’s West Africa House. We take a look.

What's on: Exhibitions

Culture Guides

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Cinema in Manchester and the North

From the latest installment in the Mad Max franchise, to silent movie masterpieces we highlight the best new releases and big screen classics showing near you this month.