Light Night 2012 at the Walker
Friday 18 May 2012
Gallery open 5-10pm
Join us for Light Night at the Walker Art Gallery. Take in our stunning displays of paintings, sculpture, craft and design and be inspired by our Rolf Harris exhibition.
The venue will be open until 10pm with a packed programme of performance, tours and family activities.
From 5pm - opening event for 'Rolf Harris: Can you tell what it is yet?'
Attend the opening event for this fantastic exhibition of work by the legendary artist, musician and TV personality, Rolf Harris. Find out more about the exhibition here.
In one of the smaller galleries Rolf Harris will create a large scale broad-brush painting for a live audience at 6.30pm. Due to the size of the rooms at the Walker, places for this part of the evening are extremely limited and are on a first come first served basis.
Rolf's performance will also be broadcast on screens around the gallery so everyone can get the chance to see the maestro at work.
There will be lots of events going on throughout the gallery - see below for our full list of events.
Rolf Harris book signing - Saturday 19 May 2012
Rolf will also be present at the gallery on Saturday 19 May for a book signing event from 10.30am- 12.30pm and from 1-2pm.
Events for Light Night at the Walker
- Big Art for Little Artists: 5 - 7.30pm
Bring your little ones to enjoy our special children's gallery Big Art for Little Artists. Families can explore art through costume, puppets, stories and get hands on with our special crafts.
- Highlights tours: 6pm, 7.45pm, 9pm
Join our friendly visitor hosts for a free introductory tour of the Walker Art Gallery. Find out more about the history of the Gallery and look closer at some of the highlights of our world-class collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
We invite Liverpool's Polish community to join us for free Polish language tours. Highlights include a look at the Impressionist works, sculpture by Banksy and the 'Feathercuts and Flares' costume exhibition. Please pre-book by emailing Anna.email@example.com
- Kaleidescape - open mic night: 7 - 9pm
Join Tony Kehoe, local singer-songwriter, as he hosts an open floor of music, poetry and performance. This informal event showcases Liverpool's creative talents. Performers can sign up from 6.30pm - other visitors can drop in at any time to relax and enjoy!
All visitors are invited to have a go at drawing in this informal session led by our volunteers. Experiment with a variety of drawing materials and equipment. All ages welcome - no previous experience necessary.
- Liverpool sings Rolf: 8.30-9pm
Join Liverpool Community Choir as they perform a selection of Rolf's well known hits and other Liverpool favourites.
- Acoustic music by LIPA students: 8pm, 9pm
Sit back and relax in our wonderful café and enjoy music by the talented students from Liverpool's very own fame school. At 8pm, singer songwriter Catherine Murphy treats us to a selection of her songs, followed by Charley Blue accompanied by electric guitar and keyboard.