'Living in a Shell' Richard Creed 8th Oct - 17th Dec 2004
Peter Corbett Retrospective
- Biennial Independents strand (see biennial website) Sept 24th -
Nov 26th 2004 in Senate House
Graham Kershaw 'Poetraits' - Portraits of poets - Senate House. - Jan 14th - Apr 1st 2005
Mary Adshead 'Earthly Delights' Retrospective - Art Gallery - Jan 21st - Apr 29th 2005
Alumni April 8th - May 27th 2005 Senate House & 68 Hope St.
Following the success of ‘Liverpool 8’ in 2002, the first open exhibition for former students of the Liverpool School of Art, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool are pleased to present a second exhibition, Alumni. The entries were selected by Professor Colin Fallows, Chair of Research, Liverpool School of Art and Design, LJMU; Professor Jagjit Chuhan, Chair of the Centre for Art International Research, Liverpool School of Art and Design, LJMU; and Matthew Clough, Curator, University of Liverpool.
The exhibition is a collaborative venture, staged across two venues, the Liverpool School of Art and Design 68 Hope Street Gallery, and the Senate House Exhibition Hall in Abercromby Square . Entries were invited from all graduates of the School of Art working in any two dimensional medium suitable for wall hanging. Where ‘ Liverpool 8’ featured eight artists, Alumni involves fourteen, a reflection of the very high quality of the competition.
Alumni also aptly demonstrates the wide variety of media, subjects and styles in which graduates of the School currently work. Whilst the majority of participants are working with oil on canvas or panel, printmaking, weaving and mixed media all feature in the exhibition. A broad range of former students entered, ranging from those who studied at the School of Art in the 1950s to graduates from the last few years.
Staff Exhibition - Senate House. 30th Exhibition of artistic work by University staff members June 8th - July 8th 2005
Nicholas Horsfield - Art Gallery, 3 Abercromby Sq.
'The figure in painting and drawing'.
Nicholas Horsfield’s influence on art in the city and region is very significant. As the introduction to the 1997 Walker retrospective noted, ‘ever since … his vision of landscape has been the standard against which art on Merseyside has been seen and judged.’ May 12th - July 29th 2005
'A Growing Concern' -
William Roscoe and Liverpool's first botanical garden, opened in 1803.
Includes a wide selection of botanical art, contemporary documents and rare publications.
September 16th - December 16th 2005 (In the Art Gallery)
Max Eden - A Retrospective. Eden studied in Paris and Copenhagen and taught figure painting at Southport Art College 1959 - 1985 Oct 7th - Nov 25th 2005 (In Senate House)
'Icarus' - Alexander Adams paintings and works on paper.
Adams's work presents striking elements for the viewer. Most obvious is his choice of palette, which is limited to black and white. Jan 13th - Mar 31st 2006
'Unfamiliar Journeys' - Alan McKernan photographs of Liverpool Apr 6th - Jul 28th 2006.
Tony Phillips: a retrospective - Sep 18th - Dec 22nd 2006
Joash Woodrow - 'Works on Paper'
Until a fire at his home in 1999, Joash Woodrow's art was only known to his close family. The body of saved work included around 3,000 drawings, watercolours, collages and prints. His earliest images, often on scraps of paper, capture family life in the 1940s.
Jan 12 - Apr 20 2007
Closing Exhibition - The gallery is moving to a new space in Victoria Building, due to open in 2008. May 4 - July 31 2007
This is therefore the final exhibition in Abercromby Sq. and includes items from the fine art collections and a taste of the museum objects which will form the new displays in the Victoria Gallery and Museum in 2008