13/02/2016 — 22/04/2016
Beyond the Frame Part 2
Beyond the Frame is a two-part exhibition involving the Grundy's collection, and forms part of a year of exhibitions exploring our collections.
Whilst Part One tells a brief history of the collection and how we care for it, Part Two displays paintings and drawings made by pupils at six schools from the Fylde Coast, each developed from seeing 6 works in the Grundy collection. The schoolchildren were invited to create a story around the images they saw and then create new images from those stories, and responding to the original. The images were then scanned and these have been re-printed and arranged around the room to form a complete installation involving the original paintings.
The schools involved are Boundary Primary, Blackpool Sixth Form College, Devonshire Road Primary, Park and St John Vianney Primary and over 130 students have taken part throughout the process, contributing artwork, stories and poems which they have developed in response to the paintings exhibited alongside them.
Five lucky individuals have been selected to have their work enlarged and ten published in a set of postcards which you can purchase in the gallery shop with the proceeds raising money towards the preservation and conservation of collection artworks.
For the duration of the exhibition our two side galleries will temporarily house works from our permanent collection whilst the store undergoes essential refurbishment. Two portholes have been cut into the doors to these spaces so that visitors can see staff undertaking work that normally takes place behind the scenes including conservation, documentation and cataloguing of the works for a new improved collections database.