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Ian Jackson
Founder of ArtInLiverpool and Liverpool Art Prize. Taking it easy on the Wirral.

Senior Communications Executive, The Lowry

Deadline: Thursday 26 May 2016. Senior Communications Executive – Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, £24,000 per annum dependent upon experience, plus staff benefits The Lowry is...

Available Studio Space at Arena Studios

Arena Studios is a long established art studio offering affordable space for artists and creatives ranging from painters to illustrators.
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Museum Of Liverpool: On Display – Hagrid’s Bike from Harry Potter

The motorbike and sidecar belonging to Hagrid, Harry Potter’s loyal friend and Hogwart’s gamekeeper, goes on display at the Museum of Liverpool from 16 May to 9 June 2016.

Domby Gallery: Stuart Irwin Exhibition

Saturday 14 May - Saturday 25 June 2016. "I look for scenes that might otherwise go unnoticed and may not have been captured before. I am drawn to the ephemeral and trying to capture the passing moment in nature and all the paintings are first sketched in the open air before being refined later."
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International Slavery Museum: Afro Supa Hero

Friday 13 May – Sunday 11 December 2016. Celebrating the importance of role models and icons in combating the legacies of racism and discrimination, Afro Supa Hero provides a snapshot of a childhood journey to adulthood, shown through Jon’s personal collection of pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora.

Editions Ltd: The Liverpool Open 2016

Friday 13 May - Saturday 18 June 2016. We have selected work that demonstrates technical excellence and pieces that are challenging in their subject matter. We think the selection is a true representation of the talented artists working on Merseyside

View Two Gallery: Helen Conway – Urban Scrawl

Friday 13 May - Saturday 18 June 2016. Helen Conway’s mixed media stitched textiles are inspired by graffiti, urban landscapes and experiences of transition.

Assistant Curator, Grundy Art Gallery

Deadline: Monday 30 May 2016, 23:59


Surrealism was an artistic, intellectual, and literary movement led by poet Andre Breton from 1924 through World War II. The Surrealists sought to overthrow...

Unity Theatre: Paintings and digital illustrations by Mark Harrison

Exhibition runs Tuesday 10 May – Saturday 25 June 2016. New paintings and digital illustrations by Liverpool artist Mark Harrison.

Bluecoat Appoint New Head of Development

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, has appointed Andrew Evans as Head of Development. An experienced fundraiser, Andrew’s remit includes securing funding from a wide range of sources to ensure that the organisation remains free and accessible for all.
Dave Sinclair. Youth Training Scheme Protest, Liverpool, 25 April 1985 © Dave Sinclair

Liverpool Biennial Call Out For Participants of 1985 School Students Strike

School students strike of 1985 to be recreated for a new film as part of Liverpool Biennial 2016. Call out for those involved in the 1985 strike, their children, and students to take part in the recreation on Sunday 5 June 2016 at St. George’s Hall from 1pm

Support Liverpool’s Hidden Art Gems Publication

Hidden Art Gems Publication Celebrating the stories of Liverpool’s independent and artist-led art scene. We are recording information in all forms, and we want to celebrate it with you in a free newspaper to be launched in Liverpool in July 2016.
Convent & Church of Sllaria, Todi by John Pickles

Corke Gallery: John Pickles Watercolours

Wednesday 11 May to Thursday 26 May 2016. Views from Italy include villages and landscapes in Tuscany and Umbria and canals and buildings in Venice, ruins on Paxos in Greece, coastal and river scenes in the UK.

The Atkinson Southport wins first Ecclesiastical Original Print Award

As the recipient of this £8,000 award, The Atkinson will now be able to make an important addition to their collection and purchase a work from one of the 51 exhibitors at this year’s London Original Print Fair (LOPF).
From left to right: Gavin Davenport, Project Manger for My Bluecoat, Reverend Dr Crispin Pailing, Rector of Liverpool, Councillor Tony Concepcion, Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director at Bluecoat and Ann Concepcion, The Lady Mayoress of Liverpool.

Bluecoat Marks 300th Anniversary of Building’s Construction

Bluecoat celebrated the 300th anniversary of the laying of the building’s foundation stone on Tuesday 3 May 2016. The date marked 300 years since construction began on the iconic building in 1716.

Artwork Studios: Open Art Exhibition 2016

Thursday 5 – Saturday 28 May 2016. Lovely mixture of styles & subjects in this exhibition which is an opportunity for all those artistically inclined to show their work.
Ronnie Drillsma

Staacks: Edges of Gold by Ronnie Drillsma

Tuesday 3 May - Monday 30 May 2016. "As I continue to develop my painting style, it becomes clear to me that this journey has no end. The techniques I use continue to baffle, frustrate, delight and inspire...using a roller instead of a paintbrush creates its own dilemma!"

Domino Gallery: Colour Rhymes and lyrical parallels by Nicole Bartos

Saturday 30 April - Saturday 16 July 2016. A series of most recent and intriguing abstract oil paintings on canvas, next to a selection of mixed media with drawings and smoke reduced Raku ceramics wall sculptures from Liverpool fine artist Nicole Bartos.

Rathbone Studio: ‘Eleanor, an Inspirational Woman’ exhibition

Saturday 30 April - Saturday 11 June 2016. ‘Eleanor, an Inspirational Woman’ exhibition is the art work of ten women artists influenced by the life and work of Eleanor Rathbone. The work on show includes paintings, ceramics, poetry and sculpture.

World of Glass: Drunk Wolf ‘St Helens Goes Pop!’ Exhibition

Saturday 30 April – Friday 3 June 2016. With a heavy dose of St Helens influence, featuring people and places from past and present. There'll be a peek at Drunk Wolf's creative process, a sneaky preview of another show their working on and a few observational pieces thrown into the mix.
Image from 2015 St Helens College art show

The World of Glass: St Helens Creative Arts Students Showcase

Saturday 30 April – Friday 3 June 2016. Showcasing the exciting work of graduating students from the University Centre’s BA (Hons) Photography, Graphic Design, Fine Art Painting and Game Art degree programmes.

The Gallery Liverpool: Liverpool Art Fair 2016

Friday 29 April – Monday 2 May 2016, 11.00 – 18.00. Liverpool Art Fair is free to visit and takes place over the early May bank holiday weekend, aiming to showcase a wide range of affordable original art, break down barriers and develop the art market in the city region. It provides a unique insight into the area’s creative talent and offers the opportunity for everyone to own their own piece of the Liverpool art world.
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Liverpool Biennial 2016 Announces Full Programme

For the ninth edition of the Liverpool Biennial, 42 artists are invited to create new work for locations across the city, alongside a showcase of ten associate artists working in the North of England.
Still Life Under The Lamp. © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2016

Picasso Linocut Prints Coming to Lady Lever in June

The Still Life under the Lamp and the Jacqueline Reading series from the British Museum collection (acquired with the support of the Art Fund) are displayed for the first time outside the Museum in this wonderfully bold and colourful exhibition.

dot-art Announces New Courses for Spring and New Partner Ness Gardens

dot-art has launched its spring programme of art classes and courses, which for the first time offers Wirral residents the chance to learn a new creative skill closer to home at Ness Gardens.

Unit 51: Collage Creations by Phil Hayes

Monday 25 April - Wednesday 4 May, 2016. Artist Philip Hayes showcases large scale examples of his work that have been inspired by Liverpool icons such as The Farm, Cast, The Cavern Club, Cream, as well as Merseyside festivals, Sound City and Threshold Festival.

Wall to Wall Gallery: Ron Chadwick, ‘Icon Art Man’

Saturday 23 April - Saturday 7 May 2016. Ron’s style is heavily influenced by the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s, both by the pioneering musicians of the day - many of whom feature prominently in this exhibition.
Elevation Planes, Tracy Hill

Brindley: Common Ground

Saturday 23 April - Saturday 11 June 2016. Artists Greg Fuller, Jason Hicklin and Tracy Hill will produce new work developed from different locations along the Mersey each bringing their own unique perspective.

Bluecoat Display Centre: Eastern Aesthetics exhibition

Saturday 23 April - Saturday 28 May 2016. This exhibition will feature designer makers whose works have been inspired by Japan, its imagery, craft techniques and culture. The exhibition will examine how a sense of place can influence us as individuals and how this is reflected in artworks we create.

A Small View: Got Worms? – by Roxy Topia and Paddy...

Thursday 21 April – Saturday 21 May 2016. Roxy and Paddy have been celebrating, sorry *collaborating since 2008 and have just completed a year long residency in Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Got Worms? is their first solo show together in Liverpool. They are wonderful people.
Peter Macauley

Domby Gallery: Exhibition by Peter Macauley

Until Saturday 14 May 2016. Original work and prints from Peter Macaulay.
Blue Drift, 2015, Graham Crowley

John Moores Painting Prize 2016 – 54 Artists Announced

The Walker Art Gallery has announced the names of the artists whose works will be showcased in the John Moores Painting Prize 2016 exhibition, which will be held at the Gallery from Saturday 9 July to Sunday 27 November 2016.
Peter Cameron 2016

Editions Ltd: Somebody… Somewhere – Peter Cameron

Thursday 7 April 2016 - Saturday 7 May 2016. Working in pastel, he captures the vibrancy and eccentricity of his subjects in a blur of movement and colour. Dancers and musicians, as usual, feature as the main characters, placed in Liverpool locations with the occasional sinister visitor.
Tim Taylor – The Ridge

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery: The RPS International Print Exhibition

Saturday 2 Apr 2016 - Saturday 30 Apr 2016. Embracing all genres and styles of photography, the International Print Exhibition combines photographic skill with ideas rich in meaning, message and technique.
Nick Sharratt Illustrations

Chapel Gallery: Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants: The Illustrated World of Nick...

Saturday 16 April – Saturday 25 June 2016. Nick Sharratt, the man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker books, is now the subject of a colourful, interactive, humorous and hands-on exhibition.
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Cornerstone: inprogress Exhibition

Until Friday 22 April 2016. This exhibition features artists that have been in residence at Liverpool Hope as part of the AA2A Artist's Access to Art Schools Project. The exhibition features: Matthew Bailey, Fiona Candy and Kirsten Little
They Where My Landscape © Phoebe Kiely, 2015/16 I Used To Think You Were Normal © Sam Hutchinson, 2015/16 The Unforgetting © Peter Watkins 2015

Open Eye Gallery: Open 2 – Pieces of You

Friday 15 April - Sunday 5 June 2016. The second exhibition in the Open series presents six new and early career artists predominantly from the North whose work came to us through submissions and expressions of interest. Open provides a platform for displaying new work and a forum for discussion thanks to a rich programme of public events unfolding throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Photo by Matt Thomas

Light Night 2016 ‘Experiment’ – Programme Announced

LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts festival returns to illuminate the city for a seventh consecutive year on Friday 13 May 2016. Tens of thousands of visitors explore, experiment and celebrate the city’s world-class cultural offer across galleries, museums and city streets late into the night.