LightNight 2019 – The Oratory: Sea Fever – Revolutionary Nature
Venue: The Oratory
Times: 17:00 - 21:00
SEA FEVER – REVOLUTIONARY NATURE
17:00 – 21:00
The Liverpool Oratory
An exhibition of watercolour paintings created with children from LIPA Primary School, projected inside The Liverpool Oratory.
Inspired by observations of the sea, the children have painted the Mersey as viewed from their art room window. Continuing the Project Revolutionary Nature (featured in LightNight 2018) this is a partnership between Jayne Seddon, artist in residence at LIPA Primary, ART Labs at LJMU, The Friends of St James’ Garden and National Museums Liverpool.
The children have explored cultural representations of the sea across time, from Turner to contemporary visual artists who are inspired by oceanography, working in the field of conservation, and using art as a catalyst for social change. Leading surgeons recently stated that medical students are losing the dexterity in their hands, and therefore the ability to operate, due to spending hours in virtual worlds and swiping screens.
Celebrate the ritual of fine art practice and how a commitment to creative processes supports the development of fine motor skills. Share the children’s enjoyment of painting, and their wonder of the natural world and the cyclical nature of living systems. International soprano Rachel Harland will sing Sea Fever, and the school choir will perform sounds inspired by the sea from 18:00.