Posts by Lisa
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…
18 December 2013 by Lisa
The collections at the Walker Art Gallery are so vast and varied, it’s very difficult to pick out favourite items or paintings. But we’ve given it a go, so that we could bring to light some of the quirkier items from the collections on Pinterest.
We’ve been getting inspired by the winter/festive season and have put together two new Walker Art Gallery Pinterest boards filled with our collections, for you to browse. Hopefully you’ll get inspired by them as well! Read more…
13 December 2013 by Lisa
Can you hear a distant rumble and clatter in the background as you walk down the high street?
No, it’s not Santa coming early with his sleigh and reindeer – it’s the sound of Christmas shoppers starting to descend on the city!
But there’s no need to panic and get carried along with the crowd to all the ‘usual shops’ – let us help you to find something a little bit different.
You can either browse in one of the shops at our museums or galleries, or put your feet up at home and check out our online shop instead.
Remember to order from our online shop by 18 December to make sure you get your goodies in time for Christmas!
To give you some ideas, here’s our list of top ten Christmas gifts for this year…
25 October 2013 by Lisa
Our Bug House Keeper, Laura Carter, is a fan of eight-legged beasties and she wants to set the record straight about a particularly misunderstood spider…
“The False Widow spider (Steatoda nobilis) has been getting lots of bad press lately. Touted as a “deadly, flesh eating spider attacking the nation by the thousands”, this spider is actually not a danger. Read more…
Here’s a blog from Education Manager, Emma Devlin, about her involvement with Dyslexia Awareness Week at the Walker Art Gallery: