Walker – Events July – September

imageWalker Art Gallery (July – September 2009)
Free activities for all the family at the Walker Art Gallery.



Over the months of July, August and September the Walker Art Gallery is hosting many free events, exhibitions and workshops for all the family to enjoy including:


Cecil Beaton: Portraits
Until 31 August
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Images of top celebrities are displayed in this stylish exhibition of photographs by Cecil Beaton. Elegant and glamorous shots of Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles all feature in this retrospective of five decades of Beaton’s remarkable career.
Exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London.


New Radicals: From Sickert to Freud
10 July to 20 September, 2009
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Check out some of the Walker’s stunning British masterpieces. This exhibition explores the development of art in Britain from the start of the 20th century to the period just after the Second World War and tells the unique stories behind artworks by the likes of L.S. Lowry and Lucian Freud.

Events, Performances and Workshops

Arabic Arts workshop

18 & 19 July, 2009
Join artist Jamela Patel for a chance to explore Arabic art and create your own piece to take away.

Walker Wednesdays

5, 12, 19, 26 August, 2009
Every Wednesday in August we’re running a variety of fun workshops inspired by our collections. (suitable for over 5’s)

Workshop week
18-21 August, 2009
Looking for some free school holiday fun? Drop-in for a fun packed week of arts and crafts workshops. (suitable for over 5’s )

Animals in art day
19 September, 2009
Be inspired by the animals featured in our paintings such as Cow Mutations by Tim Head and take part in a variety of workshops and activities. (suitable for over 5’s)

Something Wild … storytelling week

1, 2 & 3pm  
11-15 August, 2009          
Something Wild… at the Walker Art Gallery is our brand new children’s storybook.  Characters Keith and Ali have never visited an art gallery and our fun storytelling session follows them as they explore the gallery and some of the wonderful paintings and objects on display. (suitable for over 5’s)

Big Art for Little Artists
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Craft activities 11am – 4pm
Big Art for Little Artists is our children’s gallery that brings art to life through paintings, sculpture, toys and costumes. Get creative with hands-on activities and interactive fun! 

Parent and baby morning
3, 6, 10, 13, 17 July, 2009
14, 18, 21, 25, 28 September, 2009
Join us in Big Art for a chance to meet other parents and babies and take part in specially designed activities (suitable for under 5s). Due to high demand booking is essential, call 0151 478 4178.

Big Art activities

11 & 12 July, 2009
Create your own seascape in this fun collage workshop inspired by Bathers Dieppe by Walter Sickert. (suitable for over 5’s)

Flowery Fun

12 & 13 September, 2009
Create your own flower picture inspired by paintings such as Dante’s Dream by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. (suitable for over 5’s)

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