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Public Art Commission, Remembering Eleanor Rathbone – Greenbank Park, Liverpool

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Liverpool City Council is seeking to commission an artwork that celebrates the life and legacy of Eleanor Rathbone (1872 – 1946) and her wide ranging campaigning work, which included promoting women’s rights, votes for women and the introduction of family allowances. The commission will be located in the 19th century walled garden in Greenbank Park, formerly the estate of the Rathbone family.

There is a target budget of up to £9,000 (ex VAT) for this commission.

Shortlisted artists will be notified and requested to register on the e-portal procurement system The Chest www.the-chest.org.uk and subsequently invited to attend an interview.

Interviews: week commencing 29th February.

How to apply
To express your interest please send up to ten images of previous work, a CV and brief supporting statement by Dropbox or WeTransfer by 15th February to: Lesley Woodbridge
Urban Design/Public Art
Liverpool City Council
E: Lesley.Woodbridge@liverpool.gov.uk

Deadline: 15th February 2016.

For further information on Eleanor Rathbone see the following links or download the full brief below. :

  • ‘Remembering Eleanor Rathbone’ campaign


  • University of Liverpool Special Collections and Archives: Rathbone Papers


  • A Sense of Place ‘Eleanor Rathbone of Liverpool’ Ronnie Hughes:


Download Remembering Eleanor Rathbone Project Information Feb.pdf(1,392 KB)

Greenbank House, Rathbone Family home. Photo: Ronnie Hughes

Greenbank House, Rathbone Family home. Photo: Ronnie Hughes