Tuesday, 19 November 2013

MAP exhibition open tomorrow from 11.45-12.45 Wednesday and 1-3 Saturday


“love the black pearl”

The Momentary Art Project community interest company in conjunction with The Black Pearl team called for photographic images of our new Wirral icon, The Black Pearl, a driftwood boat that has captured the imagination of old and young on the beach between Egremont and New Brighton.

Anyone with an image of The Black Pearl was asked to submit for the Momentary Art Project exhibition “love the black pearl”. The ecclectic display is viewable from the 14th November in the window of the MAP Gallery, Unit 13, Marine Point (between Subway and Starbucks) in the Neptune development in New Brighton. We have arranged some times when we will open the unit this week

MAP exhibition open tomorrow Wednesday the 20th of November from 11.45-12.45  and 1-3 Saturday the 23rd of November.


Frank Lund of The Black Pearl said of the driftwood boat and the exhibition

 “When we started building the Black Pearl on a cold January weekend, she was the just the latest piece in the ongoing art project on the beach by Dalmorton Road slipway. We never expected the Pearl to last so long nor to become so loved within our community - and beyond. Over the months since that January day the Pearl has become an iconic image of New Brighton.

We often say that the Black Pearl is probably one of the most photographed subjects in the town and there is no doubt that the quality of these images and the frequency of their publication have contributed much to the fame and notoriety of the driftwood pirate ship.

Over the months, over the seasons, event by event, we have seen literally hundreds of wonderful Black Pearl images created by Wirral and Merseyside photographers and artists. But as image follows image the memory fades and it will be most rewarding to see so many of these moments in time gathered together, but briefly, in this exhibition. We, the many participants of the Black Pearl team, are certainly looking forward to this event.”

MAP was established as a CIC company in March 2013 to facilitate, encourage and enable arts in New Brighton. To find out more and  for times when the unit is open go to their blog


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