Anew ferry boat could be sailing across the Mersey and the future of Woodside terminal looks secure under new plans revealed yesterday. Merseytravel is appointing a naval architect to design the new vessel. The designer will work with the public transport organisation and other groups to decide how the ferry will look and advise on how much it will cost subject to formal approval of the scheme.
We told you back in February how the Mersey Ferry “Snowdrop” was going to be painted in “Dazzle” colours as part of the World War I centenary. Now Liverpool’s latest dazzling public artwork has been unveiled to the public. Pop Art giant and Sgt Pepper album artist Sir Peter Blake has created the “Everybody Razzle Dazzle” design for the “Snowdrop” and the ferry has been out on the Mersey to give people a glimpse of her new colourful new paintwork. This is third in a series of Dazzle Ship commissions and was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool.
One of the Mersey ferries is to undergo a transformation into a brightly coloured “dazzle ship” thanks to the man behind a famous Beatles album cover. The Snowdrop will have a new look next month designed by Sir Peter Blake, who created The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover in 1967. It will celebrate World War One ship designers who used the dazzle effect to try to avoid detection by the enemy. Visitors boarding the Snowdrop can learn more about the technique during a ride up the river.