50+ artists to receive support in Liverpool City Region-wide commissioning programme

50+ artists to receive support in Liverpool City Region-wide commissioning programme  51 artists have been selected to receive funding to support their work in a...
L for Leather

Bluecoat Display Centre: L for Leather

Saturday 4 June 2016 - Saturday 2 July 2016. Featuring leading contemporary designers/makers working primarily in leather.
Golden Tamarin by Nyah Boorman. dot-art Schools at St George's Hall 2016

St George’s Hall: dot-art Schools Competition Exhibition

Thursday 26 May - Saturday 11 June 2016, 10.00 - 17.00. Free Entry. Winners Nyah and Aidan’s artwork will feature alongside the 51 other shortlisted designs, making it the largest exhibition in the competition’s history.

Cornerstone: Hope University Art & Design Degree Show

Saturday 28 May – Monday 6 June 2016 (Closed on Bank Holiday Monday 30 May). Yet again another year has flown by and it has been a busy and ambitious one within the Fine & Applied Arts Department here at Liverpool Hope University.

LJMU: Liverpool School of Art and Design Degree Shows

Friday 27 May – Friday 10 June. 2016 Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Illustration, History of Art and Spatial Design degree shows

Arthouse Gallery: Summer Open Exhibition

Tuesday 24 May – Saturday 11 June 2016. Summer Open Exhibition

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

HeadSpace at EggSpace: Grounded – Paintings by Christina Ashworth

Friday 20 May - Monday 27 June 2016. "My desire in painting is to capture the affect the natural world has on me. Its capacity to draw me in to itself. It reminds me that, however lost, isolated and lonely we might feel in the rush and dissonance of modern life, we are always on a deep level connected."
The Barometer of my Heart, Mark Storor. Photo: Stephen King

FACT: Pop Up Exhibition – The Simplicity of Truth

Thursday 12 May - Sunday 12 June 2016. Mark Storor exploring masculinity in new pop-up exhibition. Artist and theatre director Mark Storor creates an intimate reimagining of masculinity in his new pop-up exhibition The Simplicity of Truth, showcased in the FACT Connects space.
Richard Rowan at Wall to Wall Gallery

Wall to Wall: Exhibition by Richard Rowan

Saturday 14 May - Sunday 29 May 2016. Richard Rowan produces photographic quality scenes on a ‘canvas’ of glass. Rowan’s latest collection ‘New Horizons’ expertly captures stunning landscape settings on a ‘canvas’ of glass – the acclaimed artist’s preferred material.
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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."

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.

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.
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.

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!"

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.

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.
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.
inprogress exhibition

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.

Constellations: Visions of the Future – Print Exhibition

Thursday 7 April to Friday 22 April 2016. The Print Social present an exhibition displaying original prints responding to the theme 'Visions of the Future'.
Double Act: Art and Comedy

Bluecoat: Double Act: Art and Comedy

Saturday 9 April - Sunday 19 June 2016. Double Act: Art and Comedy explores how comedy helps us to shape meaning and negotiate the complexities of everyday life. Drawing together artists from diverse cultural and political contexts, each of whom share an interest in humour as a resource to animate their art practice.

HeadSpace at EggSpace: Exhibition by Dave Wakely

Friday 8 April - Monday 16 May. A selection of sign-inspired artworks by Dave Wakely

FACT: Popup Exhibition – Scouse Roots: Art that makes itself

Friday 8 April 2016 - Sunday 1 May 2016. Scouse Roots tells the story of the artists’ roots in the city, and Liverpool’s influence on digital creativity, exploring empowerment through digital design in computer based and generative art from two generations.

ARTS Hub 47: ‘The Tides Of Change’ by Jan Sear

Thursday 7 April - Sunday 17 April 2016. The work on display explores the concept of change concerning local maritime material and paintings relating to Liverpool 8 and Liverpool 17 architecture, the latter relating to change through urban decay and regeneration.
Sharon Barnes

Arthouse Gallery: Sharon Barnes, solo exhibition – Coastal Spirit

Tuesday 5 - Saturday 16 April 2016. Sharon Barnes, a solo exhibition 'Coastal Spirit'

ZAP Graffiti Arts: All Over The Shop by Ejecto

Saturday 2 April - Monday 2 May 2016. A collection of new artworks by UK graffiti artist ‘Eject’. All new works based around americana advertising, nonsense, consumerism & messed up characters.