11 October 2016 by Scott Smith
Emma Talbot was selected to exhibit in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize with her painting, ‘You come to me in a dream’.
Talbot’s freehand paintings recount her own real life experiences and promote an eerie, supernatural thrill.
We caught up with her to find out more about how she works, ahead of her ‘Talk Tuesday’ event happening at the Walker Art Gallery on Tuesday 18th October…
19 September 2016 by Felicity
Talar Aghbashian is one of this year’s John Moores Painting Prize prizewinners. Selected from more than 2,500 entries, Talar’s painting represents a memory of a disproportionate, ill-sculpted arm of a statue of an assassinated politician.
We caught up Talar ahead of her free talk, taking place at the Walker Art Gallery on Tuesday 20 September, 1pm. Read more…
26 August 2016 by Felicity
Helena Markson: A Sense of Place is a new display of prints at the Walker Art Gallery. The display coincides with the launch of a new book about Helena’s work, written by Emma Mason. In this blog, Emma tells us how she came across Helena’s work:
“Back in 2013 I received a phone call about printmaker Helena Markson (1934-2012). Irene, Helena’s sister was calling to say that Helena had died unexpectedly the year before and Irene was sorting out her studio and wanted our advice. I knew a little about Helena and we had some of her etchings in our gallery. As with many post war printmakers, Helena’s work had been overlooked in recent years and I was keen to find out more about her. Read more…
19 August 2016 by Felicity
Donal Moloney was selected to exhibit in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize with his painting, ‘Cave Floor’.
Donal’s intricate paintings contain fragments of images from a wide variety of sources creating a ‘kaleidoscope’ of glistening surfaces.
Enzo Marra was selected to exhibit in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize with his painting, ‘Invigilator (John Virtue)’. It’s the second time that Enzo’s work has been selected (he first exhibited in 2012). We caught up with him to find out more about how he works, ahead of his ‘Talk Tuesday’ event happening at the Walker Art Gallery on Tuesday 30 August. Read more…
10 August 2016 by Andrew
What is it about the Walker Art Gallery’s portrait of 18th century feminist visionary Mary Wollstonecraft that warrants its inclusion in our pioneering new LGBT project Pride and Prejudice? In this blog, art historians Camilla Mørk Røstvik and Lucy Johnson explain why it is so important that this particular painting is brought ‘out of the closet’ and given greater visibility.
We often use our blog to highlight our fantastic collections, they are after all the most obvious asset of any museum or gallery. This time however I’d like to shift the focus to something a little different, because here at National Museums Liverpool we are extremely fortunate to be able to house our incredible collections in stunning buildings that are architecturally, historically and culturally significant in their own right. Read more…
29 July 2016 by Lisa
What inspires our John Moores Painting Prize artists? Nicholas Middleton is an artist who has been selected five times for the John Moores over the past 12 years – this year his painting ‘Figures in an Arch’ has been chosen for the exhibition.
28 July 2016 by Matt
I remember my first Liverpool Pride, back in 2010. I was finishing off my university year and I stumbled across it quite by accident. Needless to say I had an amazing time and funnily enough I will be having another Pride first this year.
On Saturday, for the first time ever, National Museums Liverpool will have a stall at Liverpool Pride where we’ll be showcasing the work we’ve been carrying out as part of our Pride and Prejudice project. Read more…