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Williamson Art Gallery: Wirral Met BA Fine Art Degree Show

Saturday 21 May – Sunday 5 June 2016. VISION – Wirral Met BA Fine Art Degree Show. The annual final year degree show for art and illustration students from Wirral Metropolitan College

Williamson Art Gallery: Open Exhibition 2016

Saturday 2 April - Sunday 8 May 2016. An open exhibition has been part of the local art scene for as long as most of us can remember. The exhibition has gone from strength to strength.

Williamson Art Gallery: Liverpool Painters of the 19th Century

Saturday 6 February - Sunday 20 March 2016. Exploring Liverpool’s painters of the 19th Century in parallel with the Walker Art Gallery’s exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion.
William Herdman - Foreshore near the Tranmere Hotel

Williamson Art Gallery: Herdman and the Local Scene

Wednesday 20 January 2016 - Sunday 13 March 2016. William Gawin Herdman (1805-1882) was a vigorous opponent of the Pre-Raphaelite tendency in Liverpool’s Academy. He took very seriously his mission to document Liverpool as it changed into a bustling Victorian town.
English Watercolours at Williamson

Williamson Art Gallery: English Watercolours from the Collection

Until April 2016. The selection here comes from a group of over 100 paintings that was chosen by Hugh Belsey and Claudio Spadoni for an exhibition in 2004 at Ravenna, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, the first major British watercolour show in that country for many years.

Williamson Art Gallery: The End of the American Civil War exhibition...

Wednesday 7 October- Sunday 10 January 2016. The last Confederate surrender of the American Civil War occurred in Merseyside on 6 November 1865, when the Confederate warship ‘CSS Shenandoah’ surrendered.

Williamson Art Gallery: Starkers with Davy and Kristin McGuire

Sunday 1 November- Sunday 22 November 2015. Newly commissioned site specific piece – Starkers from Davy and Kristin McGuire with work reflecting themes within the Williamson art gallery collections.

Williamson Art Gallery: …To Have and to Hold

Thursday 15 October 2015 - Saturday 9 January 2016. The Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead will be celebrating romance this autumn when it hosts a display of wedding dresses.

Williamson Art Gallery: Hitchcock’s Trilogy from Davy and Kristin McGuire

1 October - Sunday 1 November 2015. The series features 3 intricate paper models inspired by Rear Window and The Birds, and the McGuire’s award winning animated paper installation Psycho – Homage to Hitchcock.

Williamson Art Gallery: Doesn’t look like a book / Hidden in...

Thursday 1 October to Sunday 1 November 2015. Visitors to the Williamson Art gallery, will be invited to take part in a treasure hunt to uncover over 20 hidden artworks.

Williamson: …and the river flows on… Exhibition

Tuesday 22 September until Sunday 25 October 2015. An opportunity for us all to see the results of the hard work, inspiration and creations produced during Summer Art Workshops and outreach programme.

Williamson Art Gallery: Wirral Society of Arts open Exhibition

Exhibition runs Saturday 19 September to Sunday 18 October 2015. Every 2 years since 2000 the Wirral Society of Arts has invited other artists to exhibit alongside their members and 2014 has the 8th such exhibition.

Williamson Art Gallery: Wirral Met. Fellowship Exhibition

Saturday 19 September - Sunday 18 October 2015. An exhibition of paintings and prints by BA Fine Art fellowship students: Anna Clark, Jay Chesterman and Rachel Perry.

Williamson: Bidston Ave School Exhibition

30 June - Sunday 27 September 2015 - Year 3 children from Bidston Ave Primary School created zentangles, inspired by Paul Klee. ‘A drawing is like taking a dot for a walk’

Williamson: Thomas Burke 1906-1945

15 July - Sunday 4 October 2015 (Extended) - Thomas Burke was born in 1906 in Liverpool. During the 1920s and 30s he studied art at Liverpool College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London.

Williamson: Waterloo Lives: The Story Behind the Painting

6 June – Sunday 25 October 2015 - The National Army Museum and Liverpool’s museums join forces to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with special displays.

Williamson: Peter Philip Retrospective

27 June - 30 August 2015 Open daily Free Peter is a Liverpool-based representational painter working mainly in oils but he has produced many large-scale drawings of...

Williamson: Sylvia Hikins’s Cold Coastlines – Iceland, Norway

20 June - Sunday 19 July 2015 Open daily Free Viking Wirral exhibition will be on show at the Williamson in Birkenhead. Sylvia is a poet, painter, music...

Williamson: Wirral Art School Degree Show

23 May - 7 June 2015 Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm Free Each year for the twenty years since the Wirral Met College Fine Art Degree...

Williamson Gallery: Horatio Clare Talk

18 April 2015 11.30am Free Award-winning writer and producer Horatio Clare will speak on his latest book, Down to the Sea in Ships, at the Williamson Art...

Williamson: Open Exhibition

10 April - 10 May 2015 Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm Free Our annual opportunity for all artists with Wirral connections to submit work, in both...

Williamson Gallery: Joyce’s War: From the Mersey to the Middle East:...

14 March 2015 11.30am Free Joyce’s War is the recently published wartime journal of Joyce Thomas (née Parry) who lived in Oxton in the last six years...

Williamson: Albert Richards

5 March - 5 July 2015 Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm Free Albert Richards (19 December 1919 - 5 March 1945) was born in Liverpool but moved...

Williamson: Alumni Exhibition

March - June 2015 Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. Free This alumni exhibition shows the results of photography workshops facilitated by Suzanne Bowen of VidA at...

Williamson Gallery: Watercolours at the Williamson

28 February 2015 11.30am Free Colin Simpson, Principal Museums Officer, will tell us how he developed an interest in watercolour painting, and share with us how this...

Williamson Gallery: George Rae of Birkenhead and his Pre-Raphaelite collection

21 February 2015 11.30am Free Julian Treuherz, former keeper of art for National Museums Liverpool, has extensive expertise on nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite art movement. Over the years he...

Williamson Gallery: Ruskin and Burne-Jones in love with Sleeping Beauties

14 February 2015 11.30am Free After his failed marriage to Effie Gray, Victorian art critic John Ruskin fell passionately in love with Rose La Touche, who died...

Williamson Gallery: Rachael Howard: Red Work

14 February - 22 March 2015 Open daily Free Event night: 13 February 7-9pm Rachael has been a successful practising textile artist and designer since leaving the Royal College of...

Williamson Gallery: Wirral Festival of Firsts – 2011-2015: Through Their...

5 February - 12 April 2015 Open daily Free Launch event: Thursday 5 February 2015, 5-7pm. Friends of the Williamson are invited. The photographs of Glyn Akroyd, Ian Chantler, George Evans,...

Williamson Gallery: Talk – Matisse: The Cut Outs

31 January 2015 11.30am Free, donations welcome The Williamson's programme of public talks resume again for 2015. Jonathan Sharples will be speaking about Matisse: The Cut Outs following a...

Williamson Gallery: Andy Gotts: Behind the Mask

24 January - 2 March 2015 10am-5pm Wednesday - Sunday Free Photographer Andy Gotts’s Behind the Mask show for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts...

Williamson Gallery: Behind the Mask Gala Night

22 January 2015 7-10pm £20 Special VIP opening event for the new Andy Gott's photographic exhibition Behind the Mask, with an opportunity to view the celebrity portraits, during...

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum: Williamson Talks

6 December From 11.30am with opportunity for lunch in the cafe Free, donations welcome. Book tickets: FriendsWilliamson@gmail.com. Dr Maryam Farahani, University of Liverpool, 'Carpets in Oriental Life and the significance and...

Williamson Gallery: Trees.Work Portraits of Business in Birkenhead by Len Grant

24 October - 23 November 2014 Wed-Sun 10am-5pm Free The @merseyforest is working with a range of partners to deliver environmental improvements in Bidston and Birkenhead making...

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum and Birkenhead Priory: The Big Draw

4 October - 2 November 2014 Free For this year’s, Big Draw Event, there will be a wide range of events and activities to get everybody involved in...

Williamson: Wirral Met Art School Fellows Show

13 September - 12 October 2014 Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm Free Private View 12 September 7-9pm The 2013/14 Fellows of the Wirral Met College Art School...

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum: Still Life

July - 31 August 2014 Open daily Free Exhibition of still life painting featuring the opulent works of fine artist, George Lance, alongside other works from the...

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum: Richard Hamilton 
Word and Image, Prints...

21 June - 31 August 2014 Wednesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 Free Richard Hamilton was one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century,...

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum: Wirral Met Art School Degree Show

16 May - 1 June 2014 10.00 - 17.00 daily Private View 16 May 2014 Free admission A final year Degree exhibition showcasing the talents of art students...

Williamson Art Gallery: Gary Blythe Exhibition

Now - 4 May 2013 Gary Blythe is an illustrator and painter from Wirral with an impressive reputation and his first children’s picture book, The...

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