Kirkby Gallery: Willy Russell: Another Aspect

Kirkby Gallery: Willy Russell: Another Aspect

Kirkby Gallery: Willy Russell: Another Aspect

Venue: Kirkby Gallery
Date(s): 9.5.17 - 2.9.17
Time(s): All Day

Willy Russell: Another Aspect

Kirkby Gallery, 9 May – 2 September 2017

Following his immensely successful exhibition in Kirkby Gallery in 2015, Willy Russell is returning this time to show an entirely new side to his creative portfolio.

For this, his first solo exhibition as a visual artist, we present a gallery packed with a stunning range of paintings and works on paper inspired by the places and people in his life and whilst the exhibition doesn’t seek to tell a story, it does go some way to tell the artistic journey that Willy is on with his painting.

“I think for a large part of my life I used my ears first and eyes second. I’d look but I don’t think I was really seeing – not in the way that you have if you’re going to try to draw and paint… so when, rather late in life I began to try and paint and draw I had to start using my eyes much more, to try and learn to see as well as look.”

Private View – Monday 8 May, 6.30-8.30pm

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Tina Ball on 0151 443 5617 or

Please note that this is a RSVP event only and guest numbers are limited.

Catalogue, Postcards & Bookmarks

There is an exhibition catalogue, bookmark and a range of postcards which accompanies this exhibition, these can be purchased in the gallery or via the contact details below.

We would like to say a special thank you to Kingfisher Design and Print for sponsoring the printing of the postcards, bookmark and posters for this exhibition.

Schools & Groups
If you are a school or group wishing to visit the gallery, please book in advance via the contact details as below.

There will be a self-led teachers pack of activity sheets available in the gallery and for you to print at school so you can get the most out of your visit to the exhibition.

Don’t forget, your visit to our exhibition can be used towards an Arts Award accreditation!

Teacher First Preview for Schools
Behind the Scenes Walk & Talk with Willy Russell
An opportunity for teaching staff to meet Willy Russell and have a preview of his exhibition before it opens to the public.

This is a RSVP only event for teaching staff of Key Stage 1 through to College level students.  It allows teachers to see behind the scenes, learn about the offer for schools/colleges visiting the exhibition and the opportunity to chat to Willy about his artwork.

If you would like to attend this event please book your place via the details below.

For further information on the exhibition and to attend the Private View and Teacher First Preview please contact:

Tina Ball 0151 443 5617 or email


All images Copyright Willy Russell