Merseystyle: Photographs by The Caravan Gallery at the Museum of Liverpool

By Emily Beeson | 23 May 2013

Exhibition preview: Merseystyle: Photographs by The Caravan Gallery, Skylight Gallery: Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool, until October 27 2013

A photograph of a shopfront and graffiti
© The Caravan Gallery
This month, the Museum of Liverpool has teamed up with The Caravan Gallery, a visual arts project and mobile exhibition space, to produce a stunning photography exhibition documenting day-to-day elements of the magical and mundane.

Created in 2000 by Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, The Caravan Gallery has exhibited in hundreds of locations in the UK and abroad, travelling thousands of miles.

The show will give prominence to a selection of images personifying Wirral and Liverpool, revealing Merseyside’s distinctive character with a generous helping of Scouse humour.
 
More than 40 photos from The Caravan Gallery will make up a show at the Skylight Gallery in conjunction with Liverpool’s Who Do You Think You Are? LOOK/13 International Photography Festival (read our Preview).

Documenting everyday idiosyncrasies through photographs of pubs, shops and resident’s homes, the exhibition will provide a unique insight into life on the banks of the River Mersey and beyond.

"Merseyside is one of our favourite places to photograph," says Jan Williams, of The Caravan Gallery.

“It has more character and style per square mile than virtually anywhere else we know.”

Leading up to the exhibition, the gallery and its team will be touring the area, meeting the public and encouraging visitors to share stories and experiences of Liverpool and Wirral.

Among the Museum of Liverpool events taking place as part of LOOK/13, the Walker Art Gallery will host three new exhibitions, including a new show by the prolific portrait and fashion photographer Rankin, titled Alive: In The Face of Death.

The Caravan Gallery’s photographic showcase of the faces, places, architecture and social fabric of Merseyside looks to hold all the intrigue of a traditional travelling show, with a fascinating contemporary site-specific edge.

  • Open 10am-5pm. Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @caravangallery.

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A photograph of a house
© The Caravan Gallery
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