New Works at The Walker has a fearsome brief: to celebrate and communicate the gallery’s mission statement; its history and future…
Liverpool Art Prize winner, Robyn Woolston is one of the city’s most engaging and exciting artists – raising questions, encouraging conversations and traversing the gap between ourselves and our places. Whether it’s a metaphor for a post-apocalyptic world, or an intimate exploration of our obsession with stuff her work is never less than arresting. Disquieting [...]
Has waste ever been so thought-provoking? Robyn Woolston’s new exhibition at the Walker may be rubbish but you may never look at your bin in the same way again
Barack Obama proves an elusive figure to pin down in this exhibition on his election campaign, but the journey is rewarding.
Kicking off their 2013 programme, the Walker hosts the first European display of a series of stunning silkscreen prints, which tell the story of Obama’s legendary 2008 presidential campaign. In Seven Days…, a study by the artist Nicola Green of this historic event, which saw the election of the USA’s first Black president, goes on [...]
The New Year spells the end for a number of long-running – and not-so-long-running – exhibitions in Liverpool. This is your last chance to see the following art in Liverpool…
You know what SevenStreets loves to do between Christmas and New Year (if that walk to Moel Famau is rained off?) – go visit an art gallery. There’s something about their hushed, contemplative surroundings that acts like a sorbet on frazzled palettes. Just a mooch around the pre-Raphaelites of the Lady Lever, the history of [...]
Does the Walker’s collection talk to you? If so, what does it say? That’s the intriguing starting point for a series of free performances taking place at the gallery this week (15 – 17 November) by artist Aaron Williamson (pic). With Walker’s super-sized Victorian canvasses framing many a gripping tale, Williamson researched the collection and [...]
Archetype is an annual feature of Homotopia, described as a romp around the Walker Art Gallery with your host, the performance artist David Hoyle. It is, needless to say, not your usual guided tour… This colliding of cultures, the classical and the modern, LGBT and mainstream would be apparent throughout the afternoon, but never more [...]
“I’ve always found the cyclical nature of things to be incredibly life affirming,” says Sarah Pickstone of her work, Stevie Smith and the Willow, this year’s winner of the John Moores Painting Prize (she’s pictured above with judge, Sir Peter Blake). In a Biennial brimming with conceptual art – a huge black pillow here, a [...]
We’ve enjoyed a roll call of excellent exhibitions up William Brown Street of late. So we’re hoping their Biennial strand keeps the standard high. We caught up with them to discover what’s in store over the next few months. What’s Happening? The John Moores Painting Prize is an eclectic display of themes, techniques and approaches [...]
He has walked amongst us. But what is the first ever retrospective of the inimitable Rolf Harris actually like? We take a look…
National Museums Liverpool’s entire public art collection is now online.
One of the city’s best, underrated artists brings sculpture and painting to a celebratory homecoming exhibition this season. Win private view tickets!
We have a quiz to test every inch of your intellect – and get you out the house too. At stake? Some brill Liverpool-related prizes….
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