Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Lyceum Public Art Work Bold Street Liverpool


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THE SOUND AGENTS were commissioned by The Liverpool BID Company to design an installation to dress The Lyceum building to commemorate The Great War for the Anniversary of The Battle of The Somme on the 1st July 2016. The Title of the installation is taken from the Wilfred Owen poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” 
“Bent double, like old beggars under sacks Knock-Kneed,
coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep.
Many had lost their bootsBut limped on, blood-shod.
All went lame; all blind” 
The installation depicts the 1914 - 1918 correspondence between Liverpool families and their loved ones. The image on the center panel is Arthur Lloyd Kings Regiment and Liverpool Pal. He died aged 20 years on the 30th July 1916 during the first assault of The Battle of Guillemont, one of the twelve Battles of the Somme.Arthur Lloyd as a central theme represents every man. The work is contextualised by supporting images and correspondence contributed by the people of Merseyside.                                       
    “If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory
The old lie " Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori”  Wilfred Owen 
The words mean “It is sweet and right to die for your country” often quoted at the beginning of WW1.War poet Wilfred Owen lived in Tranmere, Wirral.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Dulce et Decorum Est

Dulce et Decorum Est
 (Mock up of how the building could look)

Moira Kenny and John Campbell The Sound Agents commissioned to create WW1 Public Art Work

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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The Sound Agents Delighted to Welcome Patron Judy Ling Wong

                                        Judy Ling Wong CBE - Painter, Poet and Environmentlist

                                OBE. CBE. FRSA. HonFCIWEM. HonPhD. HonFIES. HonSocEnv


Judy Ling Wong CBE, painter, poet and environmentalist, is best known as a major voice on policy towards social inclusion and an integrative approach to environmental participation, bringing together social, cultural, environmental and economic concerns. She is the Honorary President of Black Environment Network, with an international reputation as the pioneer in the field of ethnic participation in the built and natural environment.

Judy has received many Honours in recognition of her contribution, including OBE for pioneering ethnic environmental participation, CBE for services to heritage and Honorary PhD from the University of Gloucestershire.

 Judy was a professional Chinese traditional painter at the age of 12 in Hong Kong, and came to the West as a painter and poet. In 1977, she became the first woman in the history of China to be Master of the 3 Arts – painting, calligraphy and the carving of seals. It was a shock to everyone when she abandoned a successful blossoming artistic career in her thirties to turn towards social commitment. She has always been one who goes my own way. At this stage of her life, she continues to contribute to key environmental agendas, but in recent years, is giving time to return to her arts.

Monday, 22 February 2016


Pine Court Housing awarded The Sound Agents funding to organise a Photographic Exhibition of images held in The Sound Agents Liverpool Chinatown Oral History Archive. The residents also took part in a Chinese banquet and a spectacular dance performance by Chi Fong Chan's Ladies Dance Group on February 18th to celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 Year of the Monkey at Chung Hok House.

Mr Lau: Blue Funnel

Mr Sing Zhay Woo: Blue Funnel

Mr Wong EE Chong with thanks from the Wong Family Liverpool

Monday, 8 February 2016

Remembering Liverpools Chinese Connection

Steven Jones Vice President, Propeller Club Liverpool and North West invited The Sound Agents to contribute to the February edition of The Leading Edge Magazine

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Kung Hey Fat Choi