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Review: Expressive Art on The Mersey, Claire McCarthy

Expressive Art on The Mersey, Claire McCarthy Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, 22nd April - 21st May 2017 Words, Carol Emmas In today’s commercial art scene there are not many...

What to expect from 2017

2017 in brief Words, Patrick Kirk-Smith A year of anniversaries, archives, discovery and invention. Liverpool is going to be nothing but loud through 2017 where it...

Featured Artist: Liz Wewiora, Culture Shifts

Liz Wewiora: Culture Shifts is here to help us work out how we might best do this, but not by working just as lone image makers, but together as visual collaborators.

Review: Making Places Special, at Williamson Art Gallery

Making Places Special Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, 23rd September -30th October 2016 Words, Jennifer Jones, first published here for Friends of Williamson Art Gallery & Wirral...

Review: It’s All About Me, Darling, Nick Hugh McCann at The Williamson 

In keeping with the gallery’s grandiose style is the exhibition “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, DARLING” by local-boy-done-good, Nick Hugh McCann, who, growing up in Birkenhead, recalls being taken to the Williamson

Featured Artist: Nick Hugh McCann

Describing the North West as an ‘emotional magnet’, Birkenhead-born Nick Hugh McCann may have left Wirral as a boy but his connections have continued to grow.
Felix Leyland (left) receives his award from Colin Simpson

Williamson Open Exhibition now Open – Winners Announced

The Williamson Art Gallery has just opened a wonderful new exhibition with over 350 works from artists with a Wirral connection. The Williamson Open will be in Galleries One to Three until Sunday 8 May 2016.

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.
Harold Hopps. Wallasey Village Street opposite Cheshire Cheese

Williamson Art Gallery: Village Wirral

27 January 2016 - 18 December 2016. Wirral is often perceived as a series of village communities that still identify themselves as separate from their neighbours. This is a look through some of the Williamson’s paintings that pick out the distinctiveness of many Wirral communities.
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.

Williamson Gallery and Museum: A Room of One’s Own

19 November 2015 - Sunday 20 November 2016. When we walk into a room, we instantly know if we feel at home. Some rooms are built to impress, others purely for comfort. We also make judgements about the person whose room it is: would we actually like someone who lived like this?
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.

Review: Starkers – Davy and Kristin McGuire at Williamson Art Gallery

This short film by Davy and Kristin McGuire explores the relationship we hold with sculpture from the perspective of the statue. On some levels it is a very well told joke, but on others it is an incredible question to ask of an eternity of gallery goers.

Review: Wirral Met Fellows Show 2015

Words by Breda Whyte The Wirral Met Fellows Show 2015 features works by Rachel Perry, Anna Clark and Jay Chesterman and there is a strange cohesion...

Oxton Art Fair 2010

Dates for your Diary. 20/21 November 2010 at The Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. For the 7th year, the Oxton Artists are taking over 4 gallery...

‘A Private View’ by Grahame Ashcroft at Williamson

Here's some bright,warm paintings to cheer us up on these cold, dark Winter days, this solo show by Wirral-based Grahame Ashcroft fills a large...

Transformations – Williamson Art Gallery

This squirrel has nothing to do with the exhibition but before we went to the Williamson we took advantage of the pleasant Autumn weather...

Oxton Art Fair 09

The 6th annual Oxton Art Fair Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November 2009 Opening times: Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 10.00 - 16.00 The Oxton Artists wish...

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