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Ooh la la!

1 July 2010 by Laura

Girl in exhibition

Young visitor in 19th century costume in Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition

I adore Paris so much that I can only allow myself to watch the film Amelie when I know I will be going there again soon. Nothing sums up the romance and beauty of the city quite like that film, so if I don’t have a trip to look forward to it can make me really quite glum!

With no jaunts to Paris in the diary I should really avoid the Walker Art Gallery this weekend as they’ll be recreating the sights and sounds of 19th century Paris in a special celebration of the work of Toulouse-Lautrec. But the thought of seeing families ambling about with their hand-crafted masks, made in one of the several craft workshops we’re hosting and the lovely sounds of the accordian drifting through the gallery will probably be just too tempting. Read more…

Va va voom at the Walker Art Gallery

24 June 2010 by Laura

People in exhibition

Visitors in Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition

Since their dramatic crash out of the World Cup, France may not have much to smile about by way of football but when it comes to art they are world-leaders and we shall be celebrating this at the Walker Art Gallery next week!

On Wednesday 30 June the High Kicks and Low Lifes: Toulouse-Lautrec prints exhibition is open until 6pm and British Museum and exhibition curator Jennifer Ramkalawon will be delivering a free lecture on Toulouse-Lautrec’s evocative and unique style.  Read more…

Toulouse yourself in art.

25 May 2010 by Laura

People in exhibition

The exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec prints on loan from the British Museum 

Gabriella Day, our press office volunteer is off to pastures new but before she left us she paid a visit to High Kicks & Low Life: Toulouse-Lautrec prints at the Walker Art Gallery. Here is what she made of it:

Debaucherous, yet intimate; vibrant, yet forlorn, oh the joys of Toulouse-Lautrec. I must admit to being a bias judge of this exhibition, as I find the work of  this incredibly talented and yet tortured individual (he died of complications due to alcoholism and syphilis at the age of 36) utterly endearing and completely captivating. I adore his splashes of vivid colour and playful illustrative style, capturing the essence of a fleeting moment. The fact that his muse is the frivolous Parisian cabaret in all its camp, seedy glory just makes his work all the more titillating to me. Read more…

Whet your appetite for Liverpool Light Night

12 May 2010 by David

Accordionist Helen Maher brought some distinctive French style to the Walker Art Gallery today as filming took place for an item on tonight’s edition of BBC North-West Tonight (or ‘Nord-ouest ce soir’ if you like) for the upcoming exhibition High Kicks and Low Life: Toulouse-Lautrec prints, which opens this Friday.

A woman playing an accordion in a gallery with classical statues and sculptures

Accordionist Helen Maher in the Sculpture Gallery of the Walker Art Gallery © National Museums Liverpool

Helen will be just one of the many musicians taking part in a special Musicians’ Gallery as part of Art à la Carte, the Walker Art Gallery’s event as part of Liverpool Light Night 2010.

The French-themed event will also include the band Deadbelgian with tributes to Jacques Brel, jazz from Snake Oil Jass, and the Liverpool Guitar Society with music by the quintessential French composers Debussy, Satie and Ravel.

Visitors to Light Night at the Walker will be amongst the first to see the new Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition, along with being able to browse all of the Walker’s galleries, go on gallery tours, listen to French and English poetry readings and have French food in the Walker café. Download the full programme (pdf).

The gallery will be open until 10.30pm and admission is free. Vous y voir! Read more…

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