Merseyside Mondrian

Merseyside Mondrian


The BBC, Tate Liverpool, Culture Liverpool and Open Culture will join forces to help create a spectacular artwork on the Pier Head in Liverpool made up of over 1,000 people from across Merseyside.

Inspired by the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian - whose most recognised works are abstract paintings of coloured squares, rectangles, and thick black lines - the installation will be a reflection of the people and passions of Merseyside with communities and groups coming together to help create a living and breathing abstract masterpiece.

The one-thousand participants will come together on Saturday 6 September when the living and breathing Merseyside Mondrian will be photographed and filmed by the BBC One Show. Each of the squares in the work will be made up of different community groups with some performing, some wearing their designated colour and others creating their own work of art, each of which will create a block of colour (blue, red, yellow or white) inspired by a Mondrian master piece. The final art installation will then be featured on The One Show on Wednesday 10 September, as part of the BBC4 Abstract Art Season.

Get involved!


Community groups of all kinds can be part of this special event.

If you’d like to take part please complete a short online form before Tuesday 19 August 2014, which you can find at: Once you’ve submitted you’ll receive a copy of your information by email and Open Culture will get in touch with you from 13 August onwards.

All groups will need to be available on Saturday 6th September between 1pm – 4pm.

More information


To find out more about Piet Mondrian and the Tate Liverpool exhibition Mondrian and his Studios visit

To find out more about the abstract art season of programmes BBC Four Goes Abstract: When Art Broke Free visit