Prescot Museum: Shakespeare Sculptures, 2014

This special project was hosted at Prescot Museum; it actually took over the whole Prescot Centre!

Above: Caliban from The Tempest watches over visitors.

These paper sculptures were made by first year students studying on the BA (Hons) Design for Theatre, Performance and Events course at Birmingham City University. Hollie Wright, module leader for the course, devised the project as part of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in 2016.

Right: Shakespeare himself in Prescot Museum!

After being displayed in Liverpool Central Library, we made contact with Simon Ryder of Liverpool Book Art and so they came to be exhibited in the Prescot Centre, throughout each area of the shared space – Prescot Museum, Prescot Library and One Stop Shop.

Handcrafted from paper and cardboard, the 6ft tall figures were installed around the space on open display – they were very popular with our visitors and service users! They then went on to live at Evelyn Community Primary School in Prescot to inspire the pupils there.