Past exhibitions

Exhibitions and displays

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Exhibition

Portrait of the engraver

Date: 13 Dec 2013 - 19 Jun 2014

Landscape and city etchings by James Hamilton Hay.

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Exhibition

dot-art Schools’ art competition

Date: 17 May 2014 - 8 Jun 2014

Artwork by Liverpool City Region school children.

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Display

Mrs Tinne's Wardrobe

Date: 17 Nov 2012 - 30 Mar 2014

Small costume display from the vast Tinne collection.

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Exhibition

David Hockney: Early reflections

Date: 11 Oct 2013 - 16 Mar 2014

An exhibition focusing on the early work of David Hockney.

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Installation

The Narrators

Date: 11 Oct 2013 - 16 Mar 2014

Works from the Arts Council Collection.

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Exhibition

New Works at the Walker

Date: 2 Feb 2013 - 23 Feb 2014

A chance to see artworks recently acquired by the gallery.

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Display

Draw tomorrow

Date: 18 Aug 2013 - 9 Dec 2013

Drawings by town planner Stanley Adshead

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Exhibition

Every Man and Woman is a Star

Date: 11 May 2013 - 8 Dec 2013

Photographs by Martin Parr and Tom Wood.

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Installation

Belonging

Date: 15 Sep 2012 - 22 Sep 2013

A response to the Biennial’s notion of the uninvited guest

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Display

Take One Picture

Date: 1 Jul 2013 - 19 Sep 2013

Artwork by local schools inspired by works at the Walker.

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Exhibition

ALIVE: In The Face of Death

Date: 17 May 2013 - 15 Sep 2013

Exhibition of photographs by Rankin - part of LOOK/13

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Exhibition

Double Take

Date: 17 May 2013 - 15 Sep 2013

Portraits from The Keith Medley Archive.

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Exhibition

Strangers in a Strange Land

Date: 23 Mar 2013 - 23 Jun 2013

New work by the winner of the 2012 Liverpool Art Prize

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Exhibition

In Seven Days...by Nicola Green

Date: 18 Jan 2013 - 14 Apr 2013

Photos of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign

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Object

'Jael and Sisera' by Gentileschi

Date: 18 Feb 2013 - 3 Mar 2013

Loan display of famous painting.

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Display

Picasso and Gentileschi

Date: 24 Oct 2012 - 17 Feb 2013

Loan display of two works by giants of art history.

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Exhibition

John Moores Painting Prize 2012

Date: 15 Sep 2012 - 6 Jan 2013

Exciting and cutting edge contemporary paintings

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Display

1972 Olympic posters

Date: 14 Jul 2012 - 18 Dec 2012

Striking posters from the 1972 Munich Olympics

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Installation

Enrico David

Date: 15 Sep 2012 - 9 Dec 2012

A major installation and more recent works on paper.

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Display

Feathercuts and Flares

Date: 14 Oct 2011 - 9 Nov 2012

A display of fashionable clothes from the 1970s

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Display

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet

Date: 28 Apr 2012 - 30 Sep 2012

A small display to mark the bicentenary of Lear's birth.

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Exhibition

Can you tell what it is yet?

Date: 19 May 2012 - 12 Aug 2012

Exhibition showing the career of Rolf Harris.

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Display

Elements and Satellites

Date: 24 Mar 2012 - 15 Jul 2012

Recent work by 2011 Liverpool Art Prize winner Markus Soukup

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Display

Laughing at the Government

Date: 6 Jul 2012 - 15 Jul 2012

A digital display of satirical cartoons

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Exhibition

The Art Books of Henri Matisse

Date: 21 Oct 2011 - 15 Apr 2012

First public showing in the UK

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Exhibition

The Living and the Dead

Date: 13 Jan 2012 - 15 Apr 2012

Paintings and sculpture by Liverpool artist John Kirby.

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Display

Titian ‘Diana and Actaeon’

Date: 13 Jan 2012 - 28 Feb 2012

This painting was on tour from the National Gallery.

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Exhibition

Savage Style

Date: 4 Nov 2011 - 19 Feb 2012

A selection of Lily Savage's fabulous frocks!

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Exhibition

An Alphabet

Date: 1 Oct 2011 - 12 Feb 2012

A display of 26 silkscreen prints by Sir Peter Blake

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Display

Dare To Wear

Date: 27 Mar 2010 - 30 Sep 2011

A unique display of glass dresses by Diana Dias-Leão

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Exhibition

Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911

Date: 24 Jun 2011 - 25 Sep 2011

An exhibition with works by van Gogh, Matisse and Gauguin.

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Exhibition

Like you've never been away

Date: 13 May 2011 - 25 Sep 2011

Photographs of the residents of Everton and Granby in 1975

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Exhibition

Wael Shawky

Date: 1 Jul 2011 - 29 Aug 2011

Drawings and flags from 'Cabaret Crusades'

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Display

David Jacques: The Irlam House Bequest

Date: 2 Feb 2011 - 25 May 2011

Contemporary art based on 19th century trade union banners

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Exhibition

A Collector's Eye: Cranach to Pissarro

Date: 18 Feb 2011 - 15 May 2011

A unique exhibition of paintings from a private collection

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Display

From Past to Present

Date: 12 Feb 2011 - 27 Apr 2011

A display of work by design students from Hope University

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Display

Glass, Metal, Fire

Date: 22 Oct 2009 - 2 Feb 2011

A showcase by designer enameller Ruth Ball

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Exhibition

John Moores Painting Prize

Date: 18 Sep 2010 - 3 Jan 2011

Contemporary paintings selected through an open competition.

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Exhibition

John Moores Prizewinners 1957-2006

Date: 20 Sep 2008 - 31 Dec 2010

Artworks from past prizewinners

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Exhibition

Wolfgang Tillmans

Date: 18 Sep 2010 - 12 Dec 2010

Exhibition of Tillmans' photographic installations

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Display

The Temple of a Thousand Bells

Date: 19 Aug 2010 - 28 Nov 2010

A Biennial installation at The Oratory by Laura Belém.

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Exhibition

The Liverpool ’08 Tapestry

Date: 13 Aug 2010 - 12 Sep 2010

A display of embroidered panels created by local people

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Exhibition

High Kicks & Low Life:

Date: 14 May 2010 - 8 Aug 2010

An exhibition of evocative Toulouse-Lautrec prints.

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Exhibition

The Rise of Women Artists

Date: 23 Oct 2009 - 1 Aug 2010

Exhibition of some of the most celebrated women artists

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Exhibition

Emma Rodgers

Date: 28 Apr 2010 - 6 Jul 2010

Sculptures from an internationally acclaimed artist.

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Exhibition

Reclaim Your Space

Date: 25 Mar 2010 - 18 Apr 2010

An exhibition of artwork by local young people

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Exhibition

Aubrey Williams: Atlantic Fire

Date: 15 Jan 2010 - 11 Apr 2010

Celebrating an important Guyanese-born artist.

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Exhibition

Bridget Riley Flashback

Date: 25 Sep 2009 - 13 Dec 2009

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Exhibition

New Radicals: From Sickert to Freud

Date: 10 Jul 2009 - 27 Sep 2009

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Exhibition

Cecil Beaton: Portraits

Date: 26 Jun 2009 - 31 Aug 2009

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Display

The Art of Halima Cassell

Date: 11 Jul 2009 - 9 Aug 2009

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Display

Showcase

Date: 9 Jul 2009 - 31 Jul 2009

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Exhibition

Fashion V Sport

Date: 13 Feb 2009 - 31 May 2009

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Exhibition

George always

Date: 27 Feb 2009 - 31 May 2009

Portraits of George Melly by Maggi Hambling

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Display

Liverpool street fashion

Date: 1 Apr 2009 - 31 May 2009

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Display

The Botanic Garden

Date: 20 Sep 2008 - 1 Mar 2009

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Exhibition

John Moores 25 Contemporary Painting Prize

Date: 20 Sep 2008 - 4 Jan 2009

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Exhibition

Ben Johnson's Liverpool Cityscape

Date: 24 May 2008 - 2 Nov 2008

And the World Panorama Series.

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Exhibition

Art in the Age of Steam

Date: 18 Apr 2008 - 10 Aug 2008

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Display

Standing Stones by Terry Duffy

Date: 26 Apr 2008 - 8 Jun 2008

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Display

Changing Places

Date: 20 Oct 2007 - 20 Apr 2008

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Exhibition

Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool

Date: 17 Nov 2007 - 24 Feb 2008

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Display

Menagerie

Date: 10 Aug 2007 - 20 Oct 2007

Artwork by Emily Stainer. Part of the Bound exhibition.

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Exhibition

Out of this World

Date: 15 Jun 2007 - 30 Sep 2007

The art of Josh Kirby

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Exhibition

Unnatural Selection

Date: 15 Jun 2007 - 30 Sep 2007

Jewellery, objects and sculpture by Peter Chang

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Exhibition

Doves and Dreams

Date: 27 Jan 2007 - 22 Apr 2007

The Art of Frances Macdonald and J Herbert McNair

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Exhibition

The cathedral that never was

Date: 27 Jan 2007 - 22 Apr 2007

Lutyens' design for Liverpool

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Exhibition

Insyde

Date: 16 Sep 2006 - 25 Feb 2007

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Exhibition

Cape Farewell

Date: 16 Sep 2006 - 26 Nov 2006

The Art of Climate Change

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Exhibition

John Moores 24

Date: 16 Sep 2006 - 26 Nov 2006

Exhibition of contemporary painting.

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Exhibition

A Passion for Fashion

Date: 29 Apr 2006 - 30 Jul 2006

A Liverpool Lady's Wardrobe

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Exhibition

George Stubbs

Date: 7 Apr 2006 - 30 Jul 2006

A Celebration of George Stubbs.

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Exhibition

Partners in Art - Crime Scenes

Date: 1 Mar 2006 - 31 May 2006

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Exhibition

Celebrity Silks

Date: 7 Apr 2006 - 30 Apr 2006

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Exhibition

Conrad Shawcross: The Steady States

Date: 26 Nov 2005 - 26 Feb 2006

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Exhibition

Art Craziest Nation

Date: 20 Aug 2005 - 29 Jan 2006

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Exhibition

Searching for Blaise

Date: 12 Nov 2005 - 3 Jan 2006

Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922) and his northern patrons

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Display

The Death of Nelson

Date: 4 Oct 2005 - 11 Dec 2005

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Exhibition

Age of Jazz

Date: 10 Jun 2005 - 30 Oct 2005

British Art Deco Ceramics

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Exhibition

Terry O'Neill: Celebrity

Date: 21 May 2005 - 11 Sep 2005

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Installation

Bill Viola: Observance

Date: 18 Dec 2004 - 17 Apr 2005

An emotionally stirring single-screen video piece.

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Exhibition

Past Modern - The Singh Twins

Date: 22 Jan 2005 - 17 Apr 2005

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Exhibition

The Stuckists Punk Victorian

Date: 18 Sep 2004 - 20 Feb 2005

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Exhibition

John Moores 23 & Liverpool Biennial

Date: 18 Sep 2004 - 28 Nov 2004

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Exhibition

Ritual Bodies

Date: 16 Oct 2004 - 28 Nov 2004

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Exhibition

Heath Robinson

Date: 27 May 2004 - 22 Aug 2004

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Exhibition

Uncanny Valley

Date: 27 May 2004 - 22 Aug 2004

Recent sculpture by Tim Lewis.

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Exhibition

Art Behind Barbed Wire

Date: 26 Feb 2004 - 3 May 2004

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Exhibition

Art in New Spaces

Date: 6 Mar 2004 - 25 Apr 2004

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Exhibition

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Date: 16 Oct 2003 - 18 Jan 2004

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Display

World AIDS Day - special display

Date: 27 Nov 2003 - 7 Dec 2003

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Exhibition

The Audsleys, Masters of Victorian Design

Date: 17 May 2003 - 7 Sep 2003

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Exhibition

Shirley Hughes - Alfie, Dogger & Friends

Date: 17 May 2003 - 25 Aug 2003

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Exhibition

A Maverick Eye - the photographs of John Deakin

Date: 1 Feb 2003 - 27 Apr 2003

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Exhibition

Henry VIII Revealed

Date: 24 Jan 2003 - 30 Mar 2003

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Exhibition

John Moores 22

Date: 14 Sep 2002 - 8 Dec 2002

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Exhibition

The Earl & the Pussycat

Date: 1 Jun 2002 - 8 Sep 2002

The 13th Earl of Derby's Life and Legacy

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Exhibition

the art of Paul McCartney

Date: 24 May 2002 - 4 Aug 2002

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Exhibition

Turner's Journeys of the Imagination

Date: 24 May 2002 - 4 Aug 2002

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Exhibition

George Romney 1734-1802

Date: 8 Feb 2002 - 21 Apr 2002

Work by British art's forgotten genius.