360° Tour | Betty Woodman: Liverpool Fountain

Take a look around George's Dock Ventilation Tower, where American artist Betty Woodman has created a large-scale public artwork in the form of a bronze fountain for Liverpool Biennial 2016. The work refers to classical imagery and architectural decoration, combining sources that include Greek and Etruscan sculpture, Minoan and Egyptian art, among others. The fountain is next to George’s Dock Ventilation Tower, an Art Deco structure built in 1931 that ventilates the road tunnel below. Like many in the Art Deco movement, the building’s architect Herbert J Rowse was influenced by recent discoveries in Egypt, such as the tomb of Tutankhamun, first entered by Western archaeologists in 1922. Curator Rosie Cooper introduces the piece.

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Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services