At the launch on Thursday, the Lord Mayor was joined by photographer Carl Hunter who collaborated with Frank Cottrell Boyce on the award-winning children’s book The Unforgotten Coat. His stunning and atmospheric polaroids, transforming Liverpool into a version of Mongolia, were first shown at Edge Hill University and will be on display at The Reader Gallery until April 19th. The gallery will be open throughout the spring and summer months with a programme of exhibitions.
Similarly, the Reader Gallery is the result of our consultation with the local community, many of whom were keen to see the Coach House come back to life as a community art space. We’ve lined up a variety of local artists for future exhibitions, but are very proud to open with the photography from The Unforgotten Coat, written especially for The Reader Organisation in 2011.”
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar said:”I am delighted to be opening this wonderful facility at Calderstones Mansion. This is a beautiful cultural setting where visitors can meet, eat, read and get involved in the local community.
“This is yet another great reason for people to come along and have a look at what the Reader Organisation has to offer.