Pop Up Art Exhibition at Frodsham Methodist Church

10 November 2023

Local artist and church steward at Frodsham Methodist Church, D Alun Evans has created a series of fine art screen prints showing landmark buildings of Liverpool alongside symbols of the historic slave trade such as slave ships or plantation produce. Frodsham Methodist Church held a pop-up exhibition of these prints on Saturday 21st October during anti-slavery week and to raise awareness of modern slavery.

The day before, Alun and his wife Liz (both former art teachers) held a print screen workshop for Year 6 children at Frodsham Primary Academy. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their own prints and added their own drawings and comments alongside. The children’s work was also displayed at the art exhibition.

There were also information displays and videos about modern slavery in the hall. Frodsham Methodist Church were joined by members from the Soroptimist Runcorn and Frodsham District and Frodsham Churches Together who have been working to highlight issues around modern slavery and support survivors since 2013.

Alun gave a talk about the inspiration behind his work and explained how the prints were created. There was an opportunity for people to view his work up close and to ask questions about them. 

The event was very well attended, many of those who came had not been to events at the church before. The funds raised from the sale of refreshments were sent to the Salvation Army Modern Slavery Survivors Support Fund.