Paul Curtis has unveiled his latest mural ahead of his exhibition at The Royal Liver building. The mural, featuring Liverpool band Red Rum Club, is located at Salt and Tar, the new 3000 seater venue in Bootle.
Paul is delighted to be a part of the Salt and Tar venture, which hopes to expand the city’s thriving and vibrant music scene. The artist commented, “Music has always been a part of my life and I’m a fan of red Rum Club, so I’m really excited to involved in this project. I also think what Salt and Tar are doing is great for the area. It has been challenging doing six portraits in freezing weather but I hope the lads like the finished mural”.
As ambassadors of the new venue, Red Rum Club have said they’re fully behind all the regeneration plans that put music at the heart of the community. Red Rum Club front man, Francis Doran commented “Salt and Tar is such an exciting project to be a part of. It’s aimed at bringing together people through art, culture and music which is deep within the ethos of Red Rum Club”
Sefton Council are behind the regeneration of the area Salt and Tar is situated in. Councillor Marion Atkinson, Leader of Sefton Council said of the mural, “Paul’s beautiful artwork is another sign of Salt and Tar becoming a significant landmark in the borough and a big part of The Strand redevelopment project”.
The mural which spans almost 10 x 8 metres comes directly off the back of the band releasing their first single, Hole in my Home, which comes from their new album, Western Approaches, which is out on the 23 February. Paul’s exhibition curator, Laura McCann said, “It was quite a challenge fitting in this mural when we’re so busy getting ready for Paul’s first exhibition but it was so worth it, I think the final result looks amazing”.
Paul’s exhibition In One Place opens on Friday 9 February at The Royal Liver Building on Liverpool Waterfront. The event is free and will run daily until 23 February 10am-5pm weekdays and 11am-5pm weekends. For more information and regular updates follow @paulcurtisartwork and @lauramccannphotos on Instagram.