28/01/2012 — 3/03/2012
Brigitte Jurack: Pink
Grundy presents Brigitte Jurack: Pink Parachute, an exhibition exploring the themes of childhood identity, imagination and play which invites you to join in.
The exhibition includes a giant pink parachute hanging above a trompe-l'œil floor to be reassembled into patterns and swiss cross podiums for posing on or hiding behind. Jurack’s sculptures punctuate the space; small clay models of children and people revealing their identities, two zebra-deers and ceramic army hats decorated with the patterns associated with delftware pottery.
Jurack will deliver workshops for schools, colleges, children and family groups throughout the exhibition with the work created will be added to the exhibition.
Brigitte Jurack: Pink Parachute is part of Take Part Art, Grundy’s annual exhibition of artwork created by children and young people from across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. Schools and colleges will take over two rooms of the gallery with colourful displays of drawings, paintings and photography created throughout the year in school.
Take Part Art also celebrates the conclusion of a photographic project, In The Dark, which developed over several months with two Blackpool Primary Schools.
The children’s starting point was a visit in October 2011 to Grundy’s exhibition, Mass Photography: Blackpool through the camera, which contained over one hundred photographs of the resort from the early 20th century to today. The children went on to learn about Blackpool as a place of fun and leisure through a visit to the Local and Family History Centre at Central Library. They used cameras containing black and white film to capture images of the town in 2011 during a walk along Blackpool’s promenade, from North Pier to Coral Island and developed them in a travelling dark room. The Grundy exhibits these photographs before they are archived in the Local and Family History Centre to be discovered in future years.
In the Dark is part of the Blackpool 100 project supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Take Part Art is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Installation shots of Pink Parachute can be seen here.