© Paul Cousins 2008
16 June 2008 - 25 August 2008
Cloudorama is a panorama of clouds, sky and air. It is influenced by the artist's series of sky paintings and has an environmental message. The work highlights the threat humanity faces as we pollute and tamper with the earth's atmosphere. Cloudorama also has interesting connections with the Lady Lever Art Gallery; the clouds and sky in John Constable's painting 'Cottage at East Bergholt' within the gallery inspired Cousins.
Paul Cousins studied at Liverpool College of Art and was awarded the John Moores Scholarship when he graduated in 1972. He has exhibited extensively in the North West, including The Hanover Gallery, Liverpool and more recently The Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery, St. Helens. His work Thin Air won first prize at the prestigious Sefton Open 2007.
About the project
Cloudorama is part of an exciting city-wide art project, Go Superlambananas, celebrating Liverpool's Year as European Capital of Culture 2008. Over one hundred Superlambananas, based on the original sculpture by Taro Chiezo, have been uniquely decorated by artists, groups and individuals. These are in public spaces across Liverpool, creating a visual explosion of Liverpool's creativity. To find out more please visit the Go Superlambananas website.
Following this display, Cloudorama will be auctioned with 75% of the proceeds going to the Lord Mayorâ€™s Charity Appeal 2008/09.
Cloudorama trail for adults
Paul Cousins, the artist who created Cloudorama, was inspired by artworks depicting landscapes and their weather conditions. In this gallery trail he looks at some of the influential paintings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery collection.
- Artist's talk, 20 July, 3pm start.
- Family workshops, 24 July and 14 August, 1-4pm.
Full details of all Cloudorama events are available at the Lady Lever Art Gallery information desk, by calling 0151 478 4136 or through our what's on system.