Room eleven

British art 1880-1950

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Room 11 showcases works by Jacob Epstein, Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Lucian Freud alongside the Merseyside artists Albert Richards and George Jardine. Other highlights include furniture by Morris & Co and ceramics by the Martin Brothers and Bernard Leach.

This room also includes new interactive and audio-visual features including:

  • An interactive timeline showing the major changes in British art during this period, including archive images and video.
  • An audio soundscape for the painting 'Off to the Fishing Grounds' by Alexander Stanhope Forbes.
  • Tactile image books with accompanying braille descriptions, for visitors with visual impairment.

Room Highlights

 Also in this room:

  • 'Blackberry gathering' by Elizabeth Forbes
  • 'Under the hammer' by Robert Bevan
  • 'Two Jamaican Girls' by Augustus John
  • 'Two Spheres in Orbit' by Barbara Hepworth

Watch our paintings come to life!

Ask the 'Two Jamaican Girls' by Augustus John a question in our interactive gallery and see what they say about life in Jamaica.

Talking Heads
 Explore our Talking Heads interactive gallery

Room displays can change due to loans, conservation work and display renewal. If you intend to visit the Walker Art Gallery to see a particular artwork, please telephone 0151 478 4199 beforehand to check the artwork is on display.