Throughout the South End redevelopment project the Lady Lever education team has been working closely with the Wirral community. They have been building relationships through delivering workshops and consulting with local community and education groups, finding out what they would like to see in the new displays, and how we can interpret the collections and develop our education programme.
Reflections showcases just some of the art that has been created during these sessions and includes work from children as young as three from little world nursery, adults who have attended Livewell Calm and Create sessions and grandparents who come to Family Art Club at the gallery.
Students from Prenton High School with Marie Canning
Encouraged by artists, the groups were able to explore new creative techniques and materials to make work in response to the galleries South End collections. Artist Ticky Lowe helped nursery children to make a very cute, group self-portrait using felt after looking at the 18 century portraits, and GCSE students from Prenton High school were shown how to sculpt tiny, intricate Wedgwood inspired pots with ceramicist Marie Canning.
Reflections is a great example of Lever’s belief that ‘Art can be to everyone an inspiration. It is within the reach of all of us’
Siobhan Cull, Project Assistant (Education) will be giving a series of short fascinating talks focussing on the Reflections exhibition. Click here for more details.
Reflections is open at the Lady Lever Art Gallery until 5 June.