August 8, 2019
Our exhibit at the Museum of Liverpool
We want to say a big thank you to local artist Sarah Nicholson, who produced this incredible piece especially to celebrate our heritage.
Talking about her work, Sarah said: ‘This artwork explores the theme of perspective. It celebrates how PSS has always found new ways to support people. Through visual layers it shows people moving through PSS and out into the world on their journeys’.
Inside the case we have 100 people (for every year PSS has been around) – each made from translucent material. This represents how some of the people we support feel invisible in society, and how we’re here to try and give them a voice. It also represents fragility – how every life is precious and delicate.
We also have a whole load of fab origami buildings inside the case, each representing a place where PSS has supported people over the years – from prisons and hospitals through to houses. There’s a personal story from someone who has used our services on each – an insight into some of the lives we’ve touched.
As an organisation with plenty of Liverpool firsts, we couldn’t think of a better space to have our display than at Museum of Liverpool, the place to be for learning all about Liverpool life and the city’s heritage.
So, what are you waiting for? Come along and see it for yourself! It’ll be gracing the atrium of the museum for the next six months, until November. And if you snap any pics for social media – tag us @psspeople on Twitter or @PSS UK on Facebook! We’d love to see them and hear what you think.
We’d like to say huge thanks to our friends at Museum of Liverpool for all of their support with this fantastic opportunity, again to our wonderful artist Sarah (thanks to dot-art) and to National Lottery Heritage Fund for funding this project and making it possible. We couldn’t be more proud of it.