Equestrian Queen Victoria (Thomas Thornycroft, 1866)
St Georges Hall Plateau
Thomas Thornycroft, 1866
Redressed by Peter Carney, Paula Johnson and Emma Norbury
Peter Carney – best known in Liverpool for the banners he makes for the Kop at Anfield – transformed the equestrian statue of Queen Victoria, by dressing her in the colours worn by Rachael Blackmore, the first female jockey ever to win the Grand National, in 2021.
By creating his work on the statue of one of the most powerful women in British history, and her horse, Peter wants to celebrate Rachael’s triumph and also pay tribute to the 19 previous female riders in the race, who helped pave the way for her success – their names are painted onto the fabric.
Event Date: Monday 16th August – Tuesday 31st August 2021
LOCATION: St George's Hall, Plateau, Liverpool