Latitude and Longitude

Published on: Monday, 02-February-2015

The very essence of some of the world’s most famous landmarks is captured in a new exhibition by Knowsley artist Patricia McDonald.

Latitude and Longitude, which opened in the Huyton Gallery on February 2, is a collection of digital and traditional printmaking pieces based on images taken on the artist’s trips to Australia, Japan, America, Berlin and Belize.

At the heart of the exhibition are a series of new large-scale digital and traditional printmaking pieces, which create a kind of visual travelogue. With layering, marks and texture using a variety of traditional woodblock, silkscreen, embossing and digital printmaking techniques, the works appear somehow ‘otherworldly’. 

“The work is about me trying to capture the essence of those places I’ve visited, says Patricia. “Not only how the landmarks look, but how the place felt and my memories of being there.”

Whiston-based Patricia is a well known name on the local art scene, having exhibited regularly at the Knowsley Open Exhibition. Alongside her husband David Holmes, a designer, Patricia regularly runs art, printmaking, paper making and animation workshops with local schools and community groups through their company, Art4Design. Together they were behind the colourful artwork inside the new Prescot Soccer Centre, which commemorate the heritage of the area.

Latitude and Longitude runs until May 16. Huyton Gallery is on Civic Way, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9GD and is open Mondays and Fridays 9am to 5pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm. Entry is free.