Posts tagged “photos

Not another Lighthouse series #3

Birkenhead Festival of Transport… images

First Floor ……Liverpool Biennial

Linda Mary Evans

Linda Mary Evans

My main inspiration comes from the slate mining area of Snowdonia (Eyri) North Wales and the docklands of Merseyside.
My work explores personal imagery derived from these areas and my emotional response to this landscape is essential to my creative process.
A Wirral based contemporary artist I work mainly in acrylics.
I studied at Wirral Metropolitan College where I gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. My work is exhibited locally
on the Wirral and in Liverpool and nationally in Wales and Yorkshire. I took part in The Liverpool Independents 2010, exhibiting in The Six Rooms Gallery and House of Fraser, Birkenhead.
I am a member of With These hands and DE- Junk, Re-Junk.

Irby Artists Association…


Press Release



The Irby Artists Association [IAA] is holding its popular Autumn Exhibition of paintings and craft work on Saturday, 17th November 2012.  The event is held at the Association’s regular venue of St Chad’s Church Hall, Roslin Road, Irby, Wirral, CH61 3UH, and will run from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

It has become a tradition of the association that the proceeds arising from the autumn exhibition are donated to local charities.  This year, all proceeds will be donated to the Mayor of Wirral’s Charity Fund which will support charities such as the Birkenhead YMCA, Wirral & West Cheshire Prostrate Cancer appeal, and the Wirral Guides & Scouts, amongst others.

The Irby AA exhibitions regularly feature over 250 paintings and craft items with exhibits up for sale from as little as £15.  An ideal time to buy that unique Christmas present!

The exhibition has free admission, and lunches or light refreshments are available throughout the day at very reasonable prices.

Irby Artists welcome new members from anywhere on the Wirral, and membership applications can be made on the day.

The Association’s activities include social events, and  monthly art demonstrations by well known artists, plus a weekly art group which meets every Monday afternoon, either indoors during the winter, or outdoors during summer months.



Alan McMahon (Exhibition Co-ordinator)

Telephone:       0151 670 1680



Ron Burke (Chairman)

Telephone: 0151 625 7098

Birkenhead Priory and St Mary’s

Birkenhead Priory and St Mary’s

We were so glad to have included a visit to the Priory as part of The Wirral Heritage Open Days 2012.   The site is the oldest building in Merseyside and dates back to 1150.  The Site is magnificent in itself, but is made even more fascinating by being able to visit 2 wonderful museums as well as the beautiful St Mary’s Church.   This had been an unexpected treat as we were unaware that the Museums existed.

We were shown round the scriptorium which has been remarkably converted into a working chapel and museum by the Charity The Friends of HMS Conway.  The tour guide enthusiastically retold the history of the chapel and pointed out the outstanding stained glass windows one of which  Has an extract from a Poem “Conway Gulls” by John Masefield inscribed in it.

We then had the privilege of learning of the life and brave acts of the Late Lt Cdr. Ian Fraser VC DSC RD.  The retelling of such a remarkable story was made all the more poignant as the guide relating the facts had known him personally.

We were then shown around the beautiful St Mary’s Church and again learnt of the fascinating history of the building and its windows and architecture from another dedicated and knowledgeable guide.

We hope you enjoy the photos and would strongly recommend a visit.  To quote one of the wonderful guides “You probably will plan to visit for 10 minutes or so but will end up staying for hours”

How right he was!

Details about visiting The Priory can be found at:-

Further details about the friends of HMS Conway can be found at:-


The festival….

This weekend was mainly “The Mathew Street Festival” enjoying glorious sunshine, huge crowds and fantastic music. I think the best music had to be from a group called the Dirty River’s. We really enjoyed their set and the energy the band gave of was infectious to the crowd. The other stages we visited for the day were mainly tribute bands. All of them where very entertaining and got the crowds going. I think our favourite from the tributes had to be U2 who if you squinted and ignored the scouse accent, you could almost believe you were in the same room as them.

It was a great day out, the fact that Creamfield’s had been cancelled swelled the ranks with some very colourfully painted people walking around in designer wellies, how things have changed.

New Ferry Butterfly Park.

We had a little stroll around The Butterfly Park today (Sunday 19th August). Even though it was typical British weather the project still looked stunning. The volunteers had just finished a bit of maintenance and looked a tad wet but still a happy bunch. This urban parkland is something for the team to be proud of you would not believe you where in the middle of a town as you walk the paths. You could quite easily of been in any meadow in the countryside. Peaceful, colourful and bustling with wildlife. We had popped into the project a while back for a quick visit and and were lucky enough to see the path stones being painted and seeing them in situ was great, they looked fantastic it has to be said.

Domino Gallery : The Darkening Green

The Domino Gallery : Felicity Wren

The Darkening Green : Teresa Wilson

This is a sculpure installation for the Domino Gallery which is found on Upper Newington Street in Liverpool. Just looking through the window on our arrival Teresa’s work just grabs you and draws you into the Gallery. ” Her main practice is making and installing uncanny human and bird sculpures to create claustrophobic, poetic enviroments transforming the space the space and charging it with emotional intensity” and once inside you have to agree with this statement. The figures have different expressions from a differing angles. ” Made from old rags and recycled materials the work engages with the past, suggesting stories to the viewer of strange experiences, Memories, and past traumas”. We have to agree with this statement. You could sense this as you walked through the gallery. Each piece had to be visited on more than one occasion I felt because as you went by the feeling changed. ” The viewer is invited to explore an imaginative alternative reality and approach the emotional and sometimes uncomfortable subject matter in a gentle and darkly playful way”


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