Have you ever wondered what something in a painting means, or what the artist intended to say?
Take the image on the left, a detail from J.M. Strudwick’s ‘Love’s Palace’ (in the Drawing Room at Sudley House). Can you see the bubble? Do you know what it means? Read more…
18 September 2015 by Lisa
London Fashion Week kicks off on 18 September 2015! I’ve been avidly scrolling through #LFW on Twitter and Instagram to get my fashion fix as I can’t be there in person.
If you can’t make it down to London either, then you can at least check out our fashion displays at the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House. Read more…
28 May 2015 by Megan
We have taken the opportunity to tour these artworks to
Sudley House due to the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s South End development project, which is currently underway. Read more…
1 April 2015 by Lisa
We think it’s great to sometimes have the opportunity to show off our collections in other countries.
Our art gallery curators are excited to be working with a Japanese organisation to tour 68 works from the fine art collections to four exhibitions venues in Japan.
31 March 2015 by Megan
To celebrate Father’s Day we have a special blog on George and Emma Holt.
Emma Holt was the only child of George and Elizabeth Holt, born in 1862. The Holt family settled at Sudley House when Emma was 21, where she remained for the next 60 years of her life. Read more…
24 February 2015 by Megan
Holman Hunt was born in 1827 and died in 1910. Around 1848 he helped form the highly influential group of artists called The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, along with John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. One of his aims in painting pictures such as The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple was to create a piece of religious art for the Victorian age. Read more…
30 October 2014 by Simon
16 May 2014 by Simon
Sudley House has long been a venue for peaceful thought and tranquillity. Over the years a wide variety of groups, including Church and Mossley Hill Childrens Centre, Liverpool City Council Adult Learning Service and Mersey Care NHS Trust (you can see their latest project here) have utilised the facilities to explore ideas and produce work inspired by the pleasant surroundings that the house has to offer. Read more…
5 March 2014 by Simon
Sudley House has a new display called Enigma: An Era of Wealth and Contradiction which was born from a collaboration between Mersey Care NHS Trust and The Artists Group (TAG). Enigma is the eighth Sudley project. It was devised and delivered by TAG artists Sue Williams and Steve Rooney, together with support from Dot Maloney. A creative writing aspect was developed by poet Pauline Rowe. Read more…
Calling all teachers! Did you know that we offer a variety of free school sessions at Sudley house? Pupils can learn about the Holt family, the paintings, old toys and even have a chance at a craft session making little peg dolls.
After you’ve brought a class along, why not follow this up with some classroom based work?