Posts by Lisa
This week’s John Moores Painting Prize guest blog is from another of our shortlisted artists, Alessandro Raho.
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.
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…
Alex Patterson our Assistant Curator of Fine Art has been busy working on our new Turner exhibition over the past few months. Now that the show is open, she has been reflecting on what she’s discovered about Turner along the way… Read more…
24 March 2014 by Lisa
Here’s Sarah Houghton from our membership team to tell us about a recent special event for the ‘Turner: travels, light and landscape’ exhibition at the Lady Lever Art Gallery:
I always enjoy all the buzz around a new exhibition opening. It’s a chance to invite our National Museums Liverpool members along, so they can enjoy an exclusive look at the new exhibition and see for themselves how their money is being used. World-class exhibitions being just one important area. I was pleased to meet some of our members last week at a special evening event to coincide with the opening of the new Turner exhibition. Read more…
7 February 2014 by Lisa
Art and romance go hand in hand as far as we’re concerned. While we’ve been wandering around the Walker Art Gallery this week, we’ve found that you don’t have to go too far before you find some stunning paintings, sculptures and installations that explore or celebrate love. It’s certainly a romantic place to be. Read more…