Posts by Lisa
A new display by design students from Liverpool Hope University has just gone on display at the Walker Art Gallery. ‘Back to the Future’ is a display of new work created by the students as a response to historic pieces in the collections of the Walker Art Gallery. Read more…
13 October 2014 by Lisa
You might already know that there is a bold ‘dazzle ship’ of ours in Liverpool’s docks at the moment, but did you know about our set of striking dazzle prints at the Walker? Assistant curator of fine art, Alex Patterson, gives us the story behind the art…
“As we commemorate the centenary of World War I, we thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to display our rarely seen ‘dazzle’ prints at the Walker Art Gallery. These fantastic images were made by the British artist Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949) and are inspired by the concept of ‘dazzle camouflage’. Read more…
28 August 2014 by Lisa
This week’s John Moores Painting Prize guest blog is from another of our shortlisted artists, Alessandro Raho.
22 August 2014 by Lisa
Our third ‘Talk Tuesdays’ guest blog is by John Moores Painting Prize shortlisted artist Juliette Losq. Her delicate yet disorientating watercolour, ‘Vinculum’, dominates almost an entire wall in the exhibition.
8 July 2014 by Lisa
Here’s our Education Demonstrator from the Bug House, Laura Carter, to tell us about the latest Bug House photo competition:
“It’s that time of year again – sunshine, warm weather, flowers… and creepy crawlies! So why not grab your camera and enter our 2014 Bug House photography competition?
Insects, spiders, worms, slugs and snails are all fair game – found locally or abroad. Read more…
16 June 2014 by Lisa
Our Design team are working hard behind the scenes to bring together ideas from curators and feedback from you (our visitors!) to create fantastic designs for the new ‘south end’ galleries at the Lady Lever.
The galleries will be brought back to their original architectural design and more than 1,500 items of fine and decorative art will be redisplayed. Read more…
As well as putting on exhibitions of our collections, we also have staff working hard behind the scenes to photograph our works so they can be shared online. Here’s one of our specialist photographers, Steve Judson, who has been working on our ‘works on paper’ collection.
“Whilst carrying out research for my degree some years ago, I read the following quotation by Susan Sontag the American essayist, literary critic and cultural theorist:
“the painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
29 April 2014 by Lisa
It was a really exciting opportunity to not only meet but also interview such a renowned artist – especially a Chinese artist – as this is not something that happens every day! Zeng seemed to really enjoy talking a tour of the gallery and then telling myself and Sandra (Director of Art Galleries) about his favourite painting from the gallery, Read more…