Friday, 29 March 2013

Update on latest news

  • We are very pleased to announce that the next exhibition to come to the Momentary Art Project, following the end of "love new brighton" on the 25th of April will be "Guardians and Angels" from St Mary's College, Wallasey. 
    Launching on the 2nd of May and ending on the 23rd of May, this will showcase the work from the students at St Mary's.

    This will be followed by a visit from The Caravan Gallery and their fabulous Wirral Pride of Place Project. The Liverpool Pride of Place Project will be at The Lyceum in Bold Street, Liverpool from 17th May to 16th June. 

    Artists,  Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale need your help to make sure the Wirral version is equally spectacular! All welcome to get involved.

  • Launch event: 8th June, 6 - 8 / Closing celebration: 23rd June

    Over a fortnight during Look 13, Liverpool's International Photography Festival, The Caravan Gallery will be transforming an empty unit in New Brighton's Marine Point into a temporary exhibition hub cum alternative visitor information centre. With the help of residents and visitors alike they will be creating a warts and all celebration of Wirral in words, pictures, objects and performance.

    Chris and Jan will set the scene with a selection of their own images of the peninsular in order to get people talking, looking and thinking. The exhibition will grow daily as visitors add their observations and contributions to The People's Map and The People's Wall.

    The Wirral Pride of Place Project will give local people of all ages a great opportunity to get creative and showcase their talents - photos,videos,drawings, paintings, sculptures, home-made souvenirs, postcards and more all welcome as long as they have a Wirral theme.
    The Caravan Gallery website 

    Facebook: The Caravan Gallery
    Twitter: @caravangallery
    The Caravan Gallery will be parked outside at intervals during the exhibition.
    Unit 7 (Momentary Art Project C.I.C. space), Marine Point, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 2HZ 
    NB: With thanks as ever to Neptune for the use of the empty unit.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

love new brighton: 15th March to 25th April

Momentary Art Project: love new brighton

Artist: Helen Bennett

Title: Changing Tides

Medium: Mixed media

Price: £55

Impressions and expressions of New Brighton - old and new from local artists and residents will be on show in Marine Point, New Brighton in an exhibition called "love new brighton'. The window display of paintings, photography and craftwork will be on show from 15th March to 25th April in the Momentary Art Project unit (kindly loaned to MAP project by Neptune Developments). The 30 works were kindly selected by representatives of the surrounding businesses - from The Light Cinema, Brooklyn's, Chimchanga and Starbucks.

This is the 2nd exhibition at the Momentary Art Project, with new exhibitions planned following "love new brighton" as well as other secret projects, MAP is rapidly becoming a part of the art scene in Wirral
. The Momentary Art Project is in the process of becoming a community interest company with 7 directors who volunteer their time, expertise and enthuisiasm to promote and exhibit art within the community of New Brighton encompassing both residents and visitors.

The artwork to the left is a submission by Helen Bennett, a local Designer and illustrator working in West Kirby, with a love of the drawn line, the natural world and the decorative arts. She said of her submission:-

"Living on the Wirral Coastline I am always inspired by our wonderful Wirral scenery especially our coastline and the power and drama of the changing tides. When considering my entry for Love New Brighton I wanted to express this appreciation with New Brighton's most iconic landmark. With rich jewel tones and a stylised swirling sea I hope you enjoy my mixed media piece 'Changing Tides'." 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Love New Brighton: the votes are in....

Yesterday, representatives of some of the surrounding businesses to our unit in Marine Point came to judge the artwork submitted for our latest exhibition. We wish to thank both the judges and all the entrants for their time.

30 pieces have been selected for the exhibition which we hope will be launched on Friday. Please watch here for updates on what we have got in store for you.

Singing her jazz and blues will be local songstress Lilli Moore, delivering the words of wisdom and woe will be Clare Kirwan - poet of these parts and we are waiting to hear from one more star turn...all in The Light Cinema's comfy foyer.

We also heard from Brooklyn's restaurant that we will have a 20% discount for all joining us for our meal (drinks not included). So RSVP.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Further along the beach....The Black Pearl

We are delighted to have a post from a new community partner of the Momentary Art Project, Frank Lund who along with Major C. Mace has been creating a very special and unique addition to New Brighton.

"The driftwood pirate ship on the rocks by Dalmorton Road slipway is the latest construction in an ongoing community art project. The ship has been built by myself and my friend and neighbour Major C. Mace, with direct contributions from many individuals and with the support of the wider community. I started the “Art on the Beach” project in July 2012 and both local and visitor communities have warmly supported my work from the first day. 

Much of my time on the beach is spent talking to people, hearing their stories, seeking their feedback and ideas and explaining what I’m doing, why and how the project might develop. Many people have given their time to encourage me, to comment and to get mentally and physically involved. I have had opportunities to work with the children of many families visiting the beach and I hope that they will take away something from these experiences – I certainly learn from them and from their wonderful imaginative powers.

Over the months the community has become progressively more involved and pro-active in the project. There is growing contribution, collaboration and independent construction taking place across all age groups. The Christmas Nativity was very successful especially in the increased intervention by local people. This was a turning point in the kind of constructions used and this change strongly influenced the ideas for the pirate ship. The response from the community to the pirate ship has been immense and I think it is fair to say that there is a real love for this work and a feeling of community ownership.

All beach constructions are temporary and will be destroyed by the tide, by storms or by people. New Brighton’s Black Pearl will certainly meet such an end and in so doing will provide a blank canvas for the next project. It may be that I will not produce anything else as successful and well-loved in the future, but provided the project continues to run then someone else may come along who will." 

Frank Lund: February 2013