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'In The Grass', (detail) Arthur Hughes © Museums Sheffield

Walker Art Gallery: Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion

Friday 12 February - Sunday 5 June 2016. Through renowned works by Pre-Raphaelite masters including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, the exhibition will explore the significance of the Liverpool Academy and the city’s Autumn Exhibitions, which enabled the movement to flourish.
Detail of 'Toxteth Park, Herculaneum, and Liver Birds', Paul Scott, 2014, © Paul Scott

Walker Art Gallery: Display – “Inspired by Liverpool’s Past”

Thursday 19 November 2015 - Monday 28 March 2016. This small display in Room 13, includes a new commission by Paul Scott, together with a selection of Liverpool ceramics from our historic collections that inspired him.
John Walter and his Pug Virus at Walker Art Gallery c. National Museums Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery: Pug Virus

Thursday 29 October 2015 – Sunday 31 January 2016. John Walter's sculpture at Walker Art Gallery and Alien Sex Club exhibition at Camp & Furnace as part of Homotopia Festival.

Walker Art Gallery: Picasso On Paper

14 July 2015 - Saturday 31 October 2015. 'Picasso on paper' is a small display featuring a recently acquired drawing, 'Study for Temptation of St Anthony' by Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Walker Art Gallery: REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting

10 July - Sunday 29 November 2015 Also read the Review by Patrick Kirk-Smith here. A vibrant new exhibition curated by artist Chris Stevens and organised by...

Walker Art Gallery: Only in England exhibition tour

26 May 2015 1pm Free Greg Hobson, Curator of Photographs from the National Media Museum explores the work of British photographers Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr and...

Walker Art Gallery: Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and...

13 February - 7 June 2015 Open daily 10am-5pm Free entry A new exhibition explores the lasting influence of the photographer Tony Ray-Jones on the development of...

Walker Art Gallery: The Gang: Photographs by Catherine Opie

4 October 2014 - 15 February 2015 Open daily Free A new acquisition for the Walker Art Gallery takes the centre of a stunning collection of work...

Walker Art Gallery: Tabitha Moses, Investment

27 September 2014 - 15 March 2015 Open daily Free Tabitha Moses, Liverpool Art Prize 2013 winner, presents Investment, a new body of work at the Walker Art...

Walker Art Gallery: Aztecs in Liverpool

5 July - 26 October 2014 Open daily 10.00 - 17.00 Free For Liverpool Biennial 2014, Michael Nyman creates a new film installation entitled Aztecs in Liverpool. The...

Walker Art Gallery: John Moores Painting Prize

5 July - 30 November 2014 Open daily 10.00 - 17.00 Free The John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s best-known and longest-running painting competition. Named after...

The Walker: dot-art Schools Competition

17 May - 8 June 2014 Free Inspired artworks from the winners of the dot-art Schools’ competition are to go on display alongside the likes of Rubens, Rembrandt...

The Walker: The Vanity of Small Differences – Grayson Perry

16 May - 10 August 2014 Open Daily Free Part of Light Night 2014 Six stunning tapestries by Turner Prize winning artist (2003), Grayson Perry explore taste and class...

Walker Art Gallery: Art as Autobiography

15 March 13.00 Free To coincide with the final weekend of the exhibition, Hockney's biographer Christopher Simon Sykes is delivering a free lecture entitled Art as Autobiography, which will trace...

The Walker: Art as Autobiography: The early work of David Hockney

15 March 2014 13.00 - 14.00 Join writer and photographer Christopher Sykes for a lecture covering the period from Hockney’s childhood to when the artist left...

The Walker: Hockney exhibition tour

4 March 2014 13.00 - 14.00 ‘This is a show about the fascination of struggle’ The Independent 11 Oct 2013. Join us for a guided tour of the...

The Walker: The Narrators

11 October 2013 - 16 March 2014 10.00 - 17.00 daily Free Exploring the relationship between objects, architectural space and language, The Narrators: Works from the Art Council...

The Walker: David Hockney: Early Reflections

11 October 2013 - 16 March 2014 Open 10.00 - 17.00 daily Free The exhibition is part of National Museums Liverpool’s Modern Masters series, part funded by the European...

The Walker: Introductory Tour of the Walker Art Gallery

21, 22 September 2013 11-11.30, 14.00 - 14.30 Free Join this informal introductory tour and find out more about this stunning building and discover some of the highlights...

The Walker: The Oratory

13, 14, 15 September 2013 14.00 - 16.00 each day Free The Oratory (please note this event takes place at the Oratory) Take this rare opportunity to see inside...

The Walker: Double Take: Keith Medley Archive

17 May - 15 September 2013 Part of LOOK/13 Photography Festival Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL 0151 478 4199

The Walker: Rankin: ALIVE: In the Face of Death

17 May - 15 September 2013 Part of LOOK/13 Photography Festival Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL 0151 478 4199

The Walker: Every Man and Woman is a Star: Tom Wood...

20 April - 9 December 2013 Part of LOOK/13 Photography Festival From young couples kissing on a dingy dance floor to the faded grandeur of a...

Walker Art Gallery: New Works

2 February 2013 - TBC Open daily Free Included in the selection are works by Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois, Paula Rego, Yoko Ono, Lubaina Himid and Haroon...

The Walker: Nicola Green in Conversation

18 January 2013 15:00 Free Join Nicola Green in conversation with Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum. The conversation will include exploration of the artist's...

The Walker: In Seven Days, by Nicola Green

18 January - 14 April 2013 The story of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign told in seven iconic silk screen prints by Nicola Green, who followed...

The Walker: Mrs Tinne’s Wardrobe, A Liverpool Lady’s Clothes, 1910-1940

17 November 2012 - TBC Free entry This display from the Tinne collection features 14 outfits, 10 of which have never been on public display before. Whole...

THE EAVESDROPPER Artist intervention at the Walker Art Gallery

The interesting characters and stories from the Walker Art Gallery’s Victorian paintings will be ‘unlocked’ in free performances by artist Aaron Williamson on the...

JOHN MOORES PAINTING SUMMIT

2 - 4 November 2012 The future of painting under the spotlight at the Walker Art Gallery Three days of debate, talks and tours, which interrogate...

The Walker: Belonging, by Patrick Murphy

15 September 2012 - TBC Patrick Murphy’s 'Belonging' responds to the Biennial’s notion of the uninvited guest. Banished from city centres and branded a nuisance, pigeons...

The Walker: MUNICH 1972: OLYMPIC POSTERS Art inspired by Olympic Ideals

14 July 2012 (end date TBC) Official posters for the 1972 Munich Olympics go on display at the Walker Art Gallery to celebrate London 2012 The striking 18 lithographic prints, all...

Walker Art Gallery: Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is...

19 May - 12 August Viewing 18 May ‘Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?’ will be a major retrospective of legendary artist, musician...

The Walker: Animals in Art

WALKER ‘BAA’RT GALLERY - Ewe don’t want to miss this! The Walker ArtGallery has always been a feast for the eyes and on Saturday 31...

The Walker: Elements and Satellites- Markus Soukup

24 March - 15 July Elements & Satellites, a display of recent work by 2011 Liverpool Art Prize winner Markus Soukup, opens at the Walker...

Walker Art Gallery :The Living and the Dead, John Kirby

  Walker Art Gallery :The Living and the Dead, John Kirby 13 January - 15 April 2012 Viewing 12 January 18- 20:00  Free admission This exhibition is the...

Walker: The Art Books of Henri Matisse

  21 October 2011 - 15 April 2012 at The Walker Art Gallery. The Art Books of Henri Matisse - First public showing in the...

Walker – Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911

  24 June 2011 - 25 September 2011 at The Walker Art Gallery 'Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911' City of Radicals exhibition features work by...

Walker: Wael Shawky: Drawings and flags from ‘Cabaret Crusades’

1 July 2011 - 24 July 2011 at Walker Art Gallery. Wael Shawky: Drawings and flags from 'Cabaret Crusades' Wael Shawky is one of Egypt’s...

Look11: Walker – Like You’ve Never Been Away

13 May - 25 September 2011. 'Like you’ve never been away' Paul Trevor photo exhibition of 1970s Liverpool at the Walker Art Gallery....

Walker Art Gallery- David Jacques: The Irlam House Bequest

David Jacques: The Irlam House Bequest 2 February 2011 - 12 May 2011 (Extended) The Irlam House Bequest is a fictional subversive banner workshop “discovered” in...

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