Love art, Loan art project
Eccleston Lane Ends Primary is proud to be a Friend of Kirkby & Prescot Museum’s. We value their contributions to the community, and we have been lucky enough to loan artwork from the Knowsley Council Art Collection to display in school. This year we have displayed work by Matthew Frame.
Artist: Matthew Frame
Title of Artwork: Sacrifice / Mutation / Technology
Medium: Mural, posca pens on board
As a talented illustrator and artist, Matthew Frame was commissioned to create an imposing mural as part of the ‘Liverpool and Knowsley Book Art exhibition’, held in Kirkby Gallery in 2018. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or The New Prometheus, it was created using pencils and Posca pens, applied directly to the board.
Matthews synopsis ‘My father is a bit of a gothic literature enthusiast so Frankenstein has always loomed rather large in my life. I enjoyed the idea of producing a large scale artwork that’s not purely aesthetic, a lot of my practice revolves around education and exploration of social and political themes through art, so being able to dive deep into what the meaning of Frankenstein and transhumanism is, was a welcome opportunity.’
This artwork has inspired the children’s creativity and they have produced their own art work based on Matthews original piece.
Previous artwork displayed in school
Artist: Ruth Moilliet
Title of Artwork: Seed head
Medium: Steel sculpture
Description: Ruth Moilliet is a North West based artist whose intricate sculptures are inspired by the plant kingdom. Through detailed studies of particular species, Ruth seeks to draw the viewer’s attention to both the overall spectacle and individual beauty of a plant or flower. Her works explore the relationships within nature and the co-existence that occurs to ensure a species continued survival. The sculptures are predominantly made from metal and often incorporate colour and different finishes adding texture and contrasts in the work, these components demonstrate the apparent fragility of an individual plant, contrasted with its ability to survive through ongoing lifecycles. As an internationally renowned and established sculptor, Ruth’s works are collectable limited editions and feature in corporate and private collections across the world, including commissions for Urban Splash, the Four Seasons Hotels and the BBC, along with work exhibited at many venues including the Chelsea Flower Show, Botanic Garden of Wales and Kew Gardens.
The children have loved drawing this huge sculpture and made great ink artwork inspired by it.