Friday, 31 May 2013




The Caravan Gallery comes to New Brighton! 8th - 23rd JUNE



Momentary Art Project C.I.C will be opening the doors of their temporary unit in Neptune’s development at Marine Point , New Brighton to play host to The Caravan Gallery who will be transforming the empty space into a dynamic photography exhibition-cum-alternative visitor information centre exploring the identity of Wirral. A similar project is also underway in Liverpool.

The Caravan Gallery is a gallery in a caravan and mobile visual arts project set up in 2000 by Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale to take art to people and places other galleries might not easily reach. Their extensive photographic archive, publications and postcards document the reality and surreality of ‘the way we live today’. The artists have traveled thousands of miles and exhibited in hundreds of locations from supermarket car parks and contemporary art festivals to designer Paul Smith’s Space in Tokyo. Their exhibition Merseystyle: Photographs by The Caravan Gallery is currently on display at the new Museum of Liverpool and the caravan has been touring the area.

Alison Bailey Smith, one of 7 directors of the Momentary Art Project said, “Jan and Chris will initially set the scene with their own images of Wirral. They often photograph what we overlook or even ignore. In addition to their own photographs, other famous photographers - Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Ken Grant have agreed to contribute a local image to the Wirral Pride of Place Project. A selection of artists' books exploring the character of Merseyside resulting from a collaboration between students from Wirral Met College and Brigham Young University in Utah will also be on show in the space.

Visitors will be encouraged to add their own personal landmarks and observations to The People’s Map of Wirral and contribute Wirral-themed words and pictures to The People’s Wall. A creation area will be set up for people to make their own drawings, collages, postcards, souvenirs etc.

Local groups, societies and individuals are encouraged to bring along their Wirral-related creations and items for possible inclusion in the exhibition. These could include 2D and 3D artworks they have made themselves, poems, stories, photos, films, scrapbooks, old postcards, books and brochures, souvenirs, found objects and memorabilia. Items may be scanned and returned or kept until the end of the exhibition. Alternatively they can be donated to The Caravan Gallery archive. Some of the material collected may eventually appear in a commemorative publication.

The exhibition will not be completed until the final day so each will have a closing celebration where participants and visitors can admire the finished display.

Unit 7 (Momentary Art Project), Marine Point, New Brighton, Wirral CH45 2HZ
8 - 23 June, 12 - 6pm daily. The Caravan Gallery itself will be open daily outside the unit.
Launch event: Saturday 8 June, 6 - 8pm. Closing celebration: Sunday 23 June 12 - 6pm

Part of the LOOK/13 Liverpool International Photography Festival Parallel Programme

For further information and images please contact Jan Williams or Chris Teasdale:
07808 160207 / /
Facebook: The Caravan Gallery / Twitter: @thecaravangallery

Friday, 10 May 2013

We need volunteers for The Caravan Gallery

Wirral Pride of Place Project

Location: UNIT 7 (MOMENTARY ART PROJECT C.I.C. SPACE), MARINE POINT, NEW BRIGHTON, WIRRAL, CH45 2HZ | Date: 08/06/2013 | Time: 12 - 6 daily

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Project Summary

8th – 23rd June 2013
Launch event: 8th June, 6 – 8 / Closing celebration: 23rd June

Over a fortnight during LOOK/13, Liverpool 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’ll be creating a warts and all celebration of Wirral in words, pictures, objects and performance.
They will set the scene with a selection of our 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 will be parked outside at intervals during the exhibition.
More news soon! And please email for volunteer forms

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Balloon Race

Just a quick update to let you know that St Mary's College collected over £200 with their balloon race for Wirral Age UK. All the directors of MAP are thrilled as Age UK have had a representative or two at our earlier meetings.