English Watercolours in Gallery 5: In a year-long, changing exhibition, this selection of paintings was made to highlight a rather unusual subject in watercolours, where figures are central. None of these is a straight portrait; they are not named or identified subjects; they represent work where figures are the main feature either to tell a story or to conjure up a mood or character. http://williamsonartgallery.org/portfolio/english-watercolours/
A Room of One’s Own: Paintings are drawn from the Williamson’s collections, from all parts of the gallery’s life: from one purchased in 1913 to one given in 2015; prizewinners, bequests, gifts, transfers: they represent almost every way pictures come into museum collections. Over half are by artists with local connections; some by artists with international reputations, others by local students, they encapsulate in one room the range and diversity of the Williamson’s art collection. A room full of rooms, some empty, some occupied. The Exhibition is named ‘A Room of One’s Own’ is after an essay published in 1929 by Virginia Woolf, the sister of Vanessa Bell who has two paintings within the collection on show in this exhibition.
Exhibition of late 20th Century paintings from the collection in Gallery 13 until February 2017.
BAFTA Bugsy Malone exhibition of photographs from 18th of January to 26th of February 2017. Gala for Bugsy Malone Friday 10th of February 2017 (evening). Ticketed event
Tinted Steam & Liquid Light: Watercolour Painting from Turner to Sargent. Joint exhibition with The Atkinson from the 28th of January 2017 to 19th of March 2017
Wirral Embroiderers’ Guild 20th Birthday Exhibition. ’20 Years of Stitch and Textiles on The Wirral.’ in Gallery 11 from 25th January- 5th March 2017
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