The Liverpool Academy of Arts
A student in the early 1960s, Frank had a sound art school training in Liverpool before obtaining a scholarship allowing him to explore Italy with his paints. It was on his return however that he started creating the works that he is best known for.
Liverpool took its hold and initially with chalk and later using watercolour and oil he captured the demolition work that was so much a part of Liverpool in the 60s and 70s. A subject which occupies Frank to the present day.
Like a war artist Frank painstakingly recorded the destruction of, not so much the 'great' buildings in the city centre, but the more modest ones that had found a place in the hearts of those that used them. In Frank's paintings you can feel genuine hurt for the demolished streets, derelict sites and lost communities.
Frank has been described as 'a modern Herdman' because of his dedication to documenting a city in a state of change. However Herdman saw Liverpool experiencing growing pains - Old buildings were being demolished, roads widened, fields built on, and he set out to show the changes and how the new was growing from the old. Frank Green also sees Liverpool changing, but feels the changes of the last thirty years have tried to divorce the old from the new, to decimate old communities and impose a new order.
The exhibititon opens to the public on the 22nd March and will run to Thursday 7th April. Open Tuesday to Saturday 12 til 4pm.
Below are images of some of the works on display, just click on the image to see them full size in our viewer:-