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New books available to buy and win

31 August 2010 by Karen

Book cover showing The Beatles and The Zutons

The Beat Goes On: Liverpool, Popular Music and the Changing City

It’s all go on the publications front at NML with new titles arriving and due shortly.

You may already know that we recently launched a book to accompany the Hitched exhibition at Sudley House. Also called Hitched it features 13 beautiful wedding outfits in full colour, together with close-up details and many original wedding photographs. It’s a snip at £4.95 and is available through our venue shops and our online bookshop.

If you enjoyed The Beat Goes On exhibition at World Museum last year then the new book of the same name is for you. It is a critical historical account of popular music in Liverpool, looking at why the city is so important musically and how has it sustained its importance, from the Beatles to the Zutons and beyond. It’s also available to buy online and through our venues. Read more…

Sometimes we make great art together

6 November 2008 by Lisa


I’m good at making spaghetti bolognese, I’m not bad on bass guitar, but I am no good at drawing! I’m envious of anyone who’s good with a pencil and we’ve been lucky enough to have some budding artists at the Walker Art Gallery recently, from Kensington Youth Inclusion Group. Here’s Learning Officer Lauren Gould to explain what the group have been up to…

Two girls sitting on the floor of a gallery with drawing materials

Making great art together: budding artists from the Kensington Youth Inclusion Group.

You may remember that some fantastic young artists took part in completing the ‘Superfiveadaybanana’ that was in the Walker Art Gallery as part of ‘Go Superlambananas’ over the summer.  Once again, these young people are participating in a project that will bring their work into the gallery for a unique display.

Eleven young people from Kensington Youth Inclusion Group visited the John Moores 25 exhibition during the October half term.  They explored the exhibition looking at texture, colour, pattern and light as well as discerning the difference between abstract and figurative art.  The group focused on ‘Fontana’ by Peter McDonald, ‘Sometimes We Sense the Doubt Together’ by Roland Hicks and ‘Special Relativity’ by Julian Brain and explored the themes of; artists at work, everyday objects and home. Each young person did a drawing that they are going to develop into their own painting with local artist Keiron Finnetty. Read more…

Here come the trees!

22 August 2008 by Lisa

This week saw the unveiling of the mysterious ‘Arbores Laetae’ or ‘Joyful Trees’ which started spinning near the Cains Brewery in Liverpool, to herald the run up to this year’s Liverpool Biennial.  It all kicks off on 20 September, with the announcement of the winner of the John Moores 25 Contemporary Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery.

The creation of artists Diller Scofidio + Renfro, these spinning trees are certainly a bit spooky, but also not great if a dog decides to spend a penny nearby I think. Here is a video so you can check it out for yourself: Read more…

John Moores judging – stage 2

17 June 2008 by Karen

We’re getting to the business end of the John Moores competition process – judging the paintings that made it through the first round and picking a winner from them. Chair of the judges and director of art galleries, Reyahn King, has the latest.

Paintings have been arriving from depots all over the UK to our judging venue in Liverpool over the last few weeks. Jurors arrive in the city tomorrow and I am rushing to get back to Liverpool in time myself after a trip to London. Two of our jurors, Jake and Dinos Chapman, have an exhibition on at White Cube which I went to see today – painful and painstaking revisitings of Hell – and appropriately enough new paintings. Their paintings are literal comments upon old bad paintings so I fully expect them to be tough critics in front of all the competition entries tomorrow. Read more…

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