28 September 2012
Last updated at 14:26
An exhibition which sees emerging Merseyside artists exhibited alongside some of art's biggest names in a celebration of Liverpool has opened in the city.
Liverpool Love collects together 28 works across a variety of media, including a crocheted bust of Red Rum and a pair of Liverpool-themed high-heeled shoes, all of which will be auctioned for charity when the exhibition closes.
Among the exhibits are several with connections to The Beatles - John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has donated an ink drawing, Brad Faine's snakes and ladders-inspired work includes names associated with the band and there are paintings by Sir Peter Blake, who designed the cover for the album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the band's original bass player Stuart Sutcliffe.
The exhibition also includes a painting of The Beatles with an imagined fifth member, retriever Golden Duncan, by comedian and artist Noel Fielding.
Artist Christian Furr, who has curated the show, said it "brought together an incredible amount of talent to create an exhibition which depicts Liverpool’s fun, spirit, vivacity and soul in many different ways".
Proceeds from the sales of the works will go to raise funds for local charity Claire House Children’s Hospice, which provides respite and end-of-life care for children and young adults.
Liverpool Love shows at the Museum of Liverpool until 25 November.