Saturday, 27 April 2013



Young artists are springing into action to bring a fresh look to shop windows at New Brighton’s Marine Point for three weeks in May. The students from St Mary’s Catholic College, will display their work as part of the Momentary Art Project (MAP) programme. 

Featuring a range of materials, including textiles, their creations will be seen in the unit next to The Light Cinema and The Hungry Horse restaurant, until May 23.

Included in the display is the work of 17-year-old aspiring fashion designer and sixth form student at St Mary’s, Patrick McDowell. A finalist in the last season of BBC’s Young Apprentice, Patrick was memorably tipped for the top by Lord Sugar, who told him: ‘I somehow think I'm going to hear a lot about Patrick McDowell the designer, and I want you to carry on with that dream’.

To launch the event, the third in a series of MAP exhibitions, there will be a carnival evening on Thursday, 2nd May, from 6pm to 8pm, focusing on the amphitheatre area of Marine Point, close to The Light Cinema. All are welcome to join in the celebrations, which will feature a live dance and music performances, as well as a balloon race to raise money for Wirral Age UK.

The Momentary Art Project is a community interest company set up by volunteers with the aim of bringing art to and from New Brighton, while raising money for local charities.

Their next exhibition will be called 'Wirral: Pride of Place' and will run from June 8 to June 23, with The Caravan Gallery as part of the Look: Liverpool International Photography Festival.

Jacob Bell, was exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery, London, as part of a young artists' exhibition. This has been used as one of the posters to advertise our event in New Brighton.


Patrick McDowell's textile portrait of Anna Wintour, the American Vogue editor, which was shown in The Mall Galleries, London, as part of a Royal Society of British Artists' National Students' Exhibition.

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