If you are anywhere near Southport you just really have to check this out! The Waterfront Arts Project is an unbelievable collection of local talent. For those who are fed up with seaside galleries where all that is on display are watercolour paintings of the local scenery this will come as a welcome surprise. This is art of the calibre of the TATE or Walker and if you love art you won’t want to miss this. And they’re a generous lot too. You’ll most likely be treated to free nibbles and drinks if you come to the opening (you might want to make a donation but they seem so embarrassed to ask for anything that you’ll probably have to hunt around to find the donations box on the floor somewhere). Apart from the amazing realistic surrealism of John Zehentner you can expect some wonderfully dark art from the superb talents of Joan Walmsley, colourful abstract works and thought-provoking political art and satire from other members of the group. There may be a theme but the art will be vast and varied. If you are anywhere near Southport on March 5th why not pop down at 2pm and join in the fun. You’ll find the gallery on the Piazza promenade between the Ramada hotel and the Genting Club casino (PR9 0DZ for the satnav and you can park on Ocean Plaza just over the bridge). If you can’t make it for 5th March it’ll be running until 7th May.
Running from July 10th to 4th September is the new Waterfront Arts Project exhibition entitled ‘Beyond the Obvious’. If you are anywhere near southport you really should take a look. You’ll find it in a unit towards the back of the Ramada hotel. There is a large walkway between the hotel and the Casino/ Genting Club. Both are located on the promenade and if you are using a satnav then the postcode is PR9 0DZ. Their Facebook page is here.