Mackenzie Thorpe

The Shankly Gates

Mackenzie Thorpe has teamed up with ‘The Children’s Charity Ball’ to create this wonderful new piece to raise money for a School in West Kirby. He wanted to create a very special piece centered around Bill Shankly’s gates as a tribute to the Hillsborough disaster of 1989.

Thorpe discusses the motivation for the piece in an interview and states “It’s about the Grandfather, bringing the next generation to see heaven, to see where the dreams are made… In my picture, through the gates, it’s full of cloud and mist, that’s where you find your dream, where you find your hope. Once you find your hope, walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.”