Frankenstein Book Art Exhibition 2018

The Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art Exhibition: Frankenstein 2018

Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley 17th September 2018 – 26th January 2019

Kirkby Gallery, in collaboration with the Liverpool Book Art Fair and Liverpool Central Library, are presenting an exhibition exploring the best book artists from across the UK. The theme of the exhibition marks 200 years since the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, was published.

To tie in with the exhibition, we are offering schools a joint visit to Kirkby Gallery and Kirkby Library as part of our ‘Monster Mondays’ and ‘Frightening Fridays’ programme.

The library session will showcase the different kinds of books and activities the library has to offer children and families. With a focus on reading for pleasure, the visit will include stories and an opportunity to explore the library space. The children will then visit the gallery for the Book Art exhibition.

The gallery session will involve your class having a tour of the brilliant and stunning Book Art exhibition, followed by the chance to have a go at making their own creative book art construction using a range of fun activity sheets inspired by the artworks on display.

Kirkby Gallery will be holding a Teacher First event on Thursday 13th September from 3.45 – 4.30 p.m. allowing teaching staff a first preview of the exhibition and education resources. Contact tina.ball@knowsley.gov.uk or telephone 0151 443 5617/4936 if you would like to attend or if you would like to bring your class along to the exhibition.