Hey, I've found just the place to store all those green boats!

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Slovenian artist Matej Andraz Vogrincic has created a new artwork in the derelict shell of St Luke's church, Liverpool, which was burned out by a German incendiary bomb in 1941. The piece comprises 56 green fibreglass boats, moulded from a 114-year-old original found on the coast of Slovenia.

My guess is that it is supposed to symbolise the emigration of Irish people to Liverpool (and thence to the New World) during the mid-nineteenth century… The church's gardens are the site of a monument to the Irish Potato Blight.

It's pretty damn cool, and the best use I've seen a church put to.

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Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Looks like a vision of 'hull on earth' to me.......you see what I did there?I'm so sorry

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