Posts tagged with 'lady lever art gallery'
29 October 2010 by Angela
We’ve got a beautiful new book to give away in our latest competition – I really wouldn’t mind a copy myself.
British Watercolours and Drawings – Lord Leverhulme’s Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery is more than 250 pages of wonderful images from the collection at Lady Lever. It includes work by Ford Madox Brown, Burne-Jones, Constable, Turner, Landseer, Millais, Rossetti and Reynolds, and is truly a celebration of British drawings and watercolours at their finest.
If you’d like to get your hands on your very own copy – and it would make a fab Christmas present if you decided not to keep it – just answer this question. Read more…
13 October 2010 by Alison
This morning I saw a familiar face on the TV as I ate my soggy cereal.
Last night Howard Jacobson had won the Man Booker Prize for his novel ‘The Finkler Question’ and there he was on BBC Breakfast giving his acceptance speech.
Coincidentally this programme will be on this Sunday at 7pm. Mr Jacobson was speaking about the way British artists depict sex and desire, and argues that the most compelling expression is to be found, perhaps unexpectedly, in the art of the Victorians. Read more…
24 September 2010 by Lisa
We’ve just had some great news to start the weekend – we’ve been nominated for a number of awards so we thought we’d shout about it!
For the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) PRide Awards (North West), we are shortlisted in the Public Sector category for our PR work on the Museum of Liverpool.
We have also been shortlisted in the Best In House Communications team category for the How-Do Public Services Awards.
And last but not least the Lady Lever Art Gallery has been shortlisted for Attraction of the Year at this year’s Wirral Tourism Awards. Read more…
16 September 2010 by Dawn
Andrew Lloyd Webber visited the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Walker this week in pursuit of his passion for Victorian art. The man who brought us Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and a host of other hit shows that have filled theatres for decades, first called into Port Sunlight with the TV crew.
Art collector Andrew focused on The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt for the cameras and also paused by The Tree of Forgiveness by Burne-Jones. Next morning he was at the Walker where he talked about Lorenzo and Isabella by Millais. Read more…
Over a hundred leading artists including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Anthony Caro, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin have joined the campaign to make the case against the proposed 25% cuts in government funding of the arts.
Other supporters include John Moores 2010 exhibitor Ian Davenport and Wolfgang Tillmans who is about to open an exhibition here at the Walker Art Gallery.
The campaign is launched today with the release of a new video animation by artist David Shrigley highlighting the effect of the funding cuts, which you can see below. Each week the work of a different artist, created in response to the campaign, will be released. Mark Wallinger will present the next project. Read more…
26 August 2010 by Lisa
Have you ever wanted to know about how you look after an Egyptian mummy? Do you ever dream of putting together your own art exhibition? If you’d like to ask some of our museum and gallery curators a question about what they do then read on…
We are joining in and want you to ask our curators questions on either art, slavery or Egyptology, as these are their specialist subjects.
We have three great experts ready to answer you; Egyptologist Ashley Cooke, art curator Laura MacCulloch and curator of transatlantic slavery Angela Robinson. Read more…
20 August 2010 by Dawn
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Readers of Dan Brown, famous for the blockbuster novel and movie, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, will know that his most recent art linked tale, ‘The Lost Symbol’ delves into the hidden world of Masonic secrets and legends.
I was intrigued to hear that secret messages and symbols in Albrecht Dürer’s ‘Melancholia I’ play a key role in the elaborate plot which sees Robert Langdon decipher a number of clues. The intricate engraving is currently on show at the Lady Lever Art Gallery as part of the Dürer & Italy exhibition. Read more…
27 May 2010 by Alison
Last week I had the pleasure of supervising a visit from the Bargain Hunt team who were filming at the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Supervising film crews on the whole is an exciting and interesting job, however there are occasional moments of quiet when there is not much to do other than admire the surroundings you’re in. There was one such moment last week when Bargain Hunt’s star Tim Wannacott was chatting with the director.
Competition winner announcement!
Our winner for this month is Susan Nisar with the caption:
‘Hold on girls, Aunt Mable and I need to get on as well, ‘tsk’ lazy girls!’
A copy of An Edwardian Family Album will be on its way to Susan soon!
Thanks to all who entered and look out for another competition later this month.
How much stuff do you take to the beach with you? British beach-goers seem to like to take as much as they can carry, from wind-breakers to flasks of tea! Read more…
1 March 2010 by Sam
Today is the day to wish people ‘Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus.’ I learnt all the Welsh I know from ‘Gavin and Stacey’ but am reliably informed that this means ‘Have a tidy St David’s Day’.
You can send Welsh wishes online using our selection of St David’s Day e-cards, featuring items from the collections including the famous painting ‘Salem’ from the Lady Lever Art Gallery and some beautiful botanical prints from the Botany collection at World Museum.
Don’t forget that Mother’s Day and Easter are not far off now. You can find e-cards for both these occasions and more in the VIP zone on the website.