The Knowsley Sports and Culture Awards celebrate the groups and individuals who make a difference to the sports and cultural scene in Knowsley. Nominations were invited and judged by a panel from Sports Partnership, Community Social Enterprises, Culture Development & Events, Public Health, and Volair.
We are thrilled to announce that five of the Knowsley Sports and Culture Awards winners are connected to Prescot Museum and Knowsley Galleries!
All three of the winning Adult Artists have exhibited their work in Huyton Gallery: 1st prize went to Gill Cowley (pictured above left with the Mayor of Knowsley and Frank Cottrell Boyce), an emerging artist who has gone from strength to strength over the last few years – during her time volunteering at Kirkby Gallery, the depth of her talent was revealed, and she has since gone on to become an art teacher for Knowsley FACE. Cherie Louise Grist had a stunning solo show at Huyton Gallery earlier this year and Gary McGillivray consistently impresses us all with his entries in the Knowsley Open Art Exhibition.
Pam Broadfoot won 2nd prize in the Cultural Volunteer category for her dedication to her role at Kirkby Gallery, having previously volunteered at Prescot Museum. She is pictured below left with Frank Cottrell Boyce, children’s novelist and film-maker and Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services.
The Golden Years group and Tony Mallon (pictured at the top of the page) won 2nd prize for their Community Cultural Project, the Winds of Change photography exhibition, which is on display at Kirkby Gallery until 14 January 2018. The project captures their experience of life in Kirkby, and the Golden Years members are key members of the community, advocating for residents’ rights.