5aThegallery and more in St Helens

5A door5athegalleryI went to St Helens today to catch up on the latest at 5aThegallery, just across the road from the central rail station. Its a nice place this, there’s a lot packed into the ground floor but upstairs there’s a large room with plenty of space to look around at leisure and its all very well displayed with full details and prices.
The current exhibition is called ‘Prints Galore’ which focuses on the myriad processes of ‘printing’. Showcasing printed art works by professional artists in various styles and sizes at prices to suit all pockets, including silk-screens, collagraphs, etchings, lino cuts, giclĂ©e, lithographic, ink jet, digital and photographic prints.
Yes, that is a door with a picture printed onto it!
I don’t have all the artists names but I particularly like the drypoint etchings of Carol Susan Traynor and the monoprints by Lynn Ben-Yousef. Also wood and lino cuts by Wayne Robinson, photographs from Norman Gibson, Paul Gallagher and Corin Dickinson.

It seems every time I come here the Rainford Gallery above the central library is in-between shows. So plenty of time to go across to the World of Glass museum. I did the tour here last time but in the reception area is an exhibition of artworks relating to the sea. I had actually seen them all earlier in the ‘Coast’ exhibition at 5A a few months ago.