Claire Partington at the Walker
01 Jun 2022—Until November 2022
See Claire Partington’s work on display in room 5 inspired by the Walker’s collections
London-based ceramic artist Claire Partington is showing at the Walker for the first time. The Walker’s collections have inspired this major new commission, presented by the Contemporary Art Society.
Creating a strong link to the North West, the catalyst was the oil painting “Mr and Mrs William Atherton” by Arthur Devis (1712-1787). Partington expands the domestic scene, creating a thought-provoking, earthenware figure group. The new work is on display with historic ceramics from our collections, which inspired it.
The artist has also loaned two stunning new sculptures to the Walker. These link to one of the gallery’s most popular paintings, “Echo and Narcissus”, by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917). Referencing traditional ceramic forms, Partington re-imagines the story for our times.
Photo: © Claire Partington, What is a wealthy merchant’s house made of? Claire Partington, 2022