Friday, 14 December 2012

MAP supports the Wirral Food Bank

If you're coming to the MAP Launch at 5pm at Marine Point tonight please bring a donation for the Wirral Food Bank to help local people in crisis. Bring packet and tins, the staples of the kitchen cupboard.

Children and families bringing donations will receive a party bag from Santa.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Carl's Angels

A lovely message of support from Carl Leckey MBE who had the idea for MAP

The MAP team working on the installation 
"As Doctor Martin Luther King said. "I had a dream that one day? Well, I had the dream and it became true when Danny from the Marine Point organisation agreed to my request for the use of an unoccupied unit in the new development. The dream could have become a nightmare as I didn't have a clue how to organise what I envisaged. But rescue was at hand in the guise of some wonderful artists and enthusiasts. With their expertise and and excellent planning combined with damned hard work the Momentary Art Project was born. The initial part of the project phase one consisting of a colourful window display is to be unveiled on Friday 14th December 1700hrs until 1800hrs in the unit between the Hungry Horse and Travel Lodge. Phase two will be unveiled in the New Year consiting of? Welll that is a big secret but be sure it will blow your socks off. Welcome one and all and thanks to the many participants that are making the exciting project possible.
Carl Leckey MBE. CF. FRSA."

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Fish and Ships

Momentary Art Project (MAP) will be launched with a festive fishy themed installation this Friday 14th December Neptune’s Marine Point, New Brighton at 5pm. 

Colourful fish from Mosslands school
The seasonal ‘re-purposed’ seascape is currently being made from buoys, boats and buckets along with flippers, fins and fish.  Artists from around New Brighton, Wirral and Liverpool have been busily creating fish from recycled plastic and these will be displayed alongside fish made by the boys of local secondary school,  Mosslands. Each creation will have a tag with a Christmas message from the artist.

The outdoor launch will involve local performers: pianist, Taner Kemirtlek and rock band, Refrain and will start at 5pm with music in the auditorium (wet weather venue has been kindly offered by The Light Cinema). Brooklyn's Diner will also be playing host to local singer, Lilli Moore. The grand reveal will happen when the lights in the unit will be switched on at 5.30pm
(between Hungry Horse and Travelodge). All welcome, wrap up warm as viewing is outside only.  In the spirit of ‘Christmas giving’ members of the public coming along to the launch are asked to bring gifts of packet and canned food which our special M.A.P Santa will happily receive and pass onto local food banks.

Momentary Arts Project is a new exciting community based organisation set up after local resident Carl Leckey MBE came up with the idea to use empty spaces to create art displays from and by the community. M.A.P will initially be based in vacant spaces in Neptune’s recently completed, Marine Point Development. M.A.P was set up to occupy vacant space within the development on a rent free basis until lettings are agreed and will continue once full tenancy is achieved. MAP has also arranged for a local artist to work with out of date posters to create Christmas decorations for The Light Cinema and hope to work with other businesses in the development and beyond.

Neptune, along with H&S Joinery have also donated materials to the community project, to enable us to create a start up display that will hopefully lead to further collaboration with local businesses and artists to create permanent exhibition space. Collection points for fins were set up with Veolia Environmental services at 3 local recycling sites, old diving gauges were contributed by Wirral Sports and Leisure and MDF were rescued from the fit-out for the latest restaurant to come into Marine Point.

Daniel Hynd from Neptune said: "We are delighted to be working with the Momentary Arts Project on this exciting new community concept. The group have some exciting ideas that will no doubt bring more visitors to New Brighton, and will create a location for local artists to show off their talents."

And we are delighted to be given this opportunity and this is just the begining!


For the Momentary Art Project

Friday, 7 December 2012

Final day for fish delivery

We have set up a point of delivery for New Brighton for this afternoon for those wanting to drop off their fish. Contact for details ASAP or drop off at unit at 10am on Monday

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Our Walls

Walls created by John Earp with help.

Latest shots of John Earp's wall

Made from boards donated by contractors at the Lido, paint from Neptune, wood from the Biennial courtsey of the Open Eye Gallery] and :the Bluecoat and help from Carol Ramsay and Wendy Williams

Monday, 3 December 2012

Eimear's fish

"here she is, Delores made from a rubber glove, stuffed and dressed with found fabrics, painted with left over gloss paint and refusing to dry! not quite complete, need to give her some lips but cannot proceed nor transport her till she decides to dry ;)"

Our Flippin marvellous bins st

Flip your fins in our bins at Bidston, Clatterbridge and West Kirby