'Lennon Wired' art exhibition


A brand-new exhibition has arrived at one of Liverpool’s leading visitor attractions, Strawberry Field, with each work of art now available to purchase.

The Lennon Wired exhibition, which is made up of 11 individual pieces, has been created using segments from the original microphone leads that John Lennon used to record his 1971 song, Imagine, alongside Yoko Ono.

The exhibition will be on display at Strawberry Field until 31 October during normal opening hours. Free entry.

The artwork mirrors the style of Lennon’s own sketches and handwriting, and each piece is embedded with artefacts from the musician’s life, continuing to emanate the message of peace and love he communicated through his songs.

“I’m overawed to know that these wires James has included in his work were part of the creative process that became the iconic song, Imagine. I am sure you will love it as much as I do.” 

Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister

James Wilkinson, Artist

The historic collection was created by artist James Wilkinson, who acquired the leads from the sale of recording equipment at Tittenhurst Park, the home of Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1969. Wilkinson previously served as the Official Artist to the V Festival and was commissioned by the Amy Winehouse Foundation to produce a portrait of the late singer in 2015. James Wilkinson explains, 

“I’ve always had an interest in portraiture, but I developed a desire to put more into my work. I’d always try and get my subjects to put a part of themselves in there, whether that be some writing or even a thumb print. If my subject was no longer alive, I’d find something that once belonged to them, something that was a part of their life, and incorporate that into the work. It’s something I’ve always done and this collection, containing artefacts from the life of John Lennon, sits as a tribute to the message of love and peace he carried through his life.”

Buy original artworks & limited edition prints

The original artworks, containing part of one of the microphone leads used by Lennon during the recording of Imagine are available to buy through Strawberry Field during the exhibition April-October 2022. Limited edition fine art prints, each numbered and signed by artist, James Wilkinson, are also available. Along with the physical artworks, each piece is also available as an NFT on SpaceSeven.

To enquire about purchasing one of the original artworks, please contact Strawberry Field’s fundraising manager, Lesley Theodorus: lesley.theodorus@salvationarmy.org.uk

If you would like to buy a limited edition fine art print, please contact andrew.fleming@salvationarmy.org.uk

For each original artwork sold, at least 10% of the purchase price will be donated to The Salvation Army (charity no. 214779) or The Salvation Army Social Work Trust (charity no. 215174).

  


'HoneyMoon' | 36x42" Microphone lead on Board. Framed | Original £15,000


'LOVE' | 36x24 inches Microphone lead on board. Framed | Original £18,000

 

 

Lennon Wired art exhibition 'Peace' by James Wilkinson using microphone leads used during recording Imagine
 'PEACE' | 36x42 inches | Microphone lead on board Framed | £18,000

Lennon Wired Tired & Wired art containing microphone leads used during recording of Imagine
'TIRED & WIRED' | 36x42 inches | Microphone lead on board. Framed | £18,000

 


'NEWS WIRED' | 36x24 inches Microphone lead on board Framed | Original £15,000

 

Lennon Wired Peace & Love art containing microphone leads used during recording of Imagine
 'PEACE & LOVE' | 42x36 inches Microphone Lead on board Framed | Original £15,000


'ALL YOU NEED' | 42x36 inches. Microphone lead on board Framed | Original £12,000


'PIANO WIRED' |42x36 inches. Microphone lead on board. Framed | Original £15,000


'SIGNATURE' | 42x36 inches | Microphone lead on board. Framed. | Original £15,000

Lennon Wired art exhibition 'All We Are Saying' by James Wilkson using microphone leads used during recording of Imagine
'ALL WE ARE SAYING' | Acrylic & microphone lead on board and collage. Framed | SOLD

 

“I truly believe this is a wonderful and important project.”

Peter Hooton, Chair of the Beatles Legacy Group