A Collector’s Eye: Cranach to Pissarro
18 February 2011 – 15 May 2011
© David Lewis family interests
‘A Collector’s Eye: Cranach to Pissarro’ will include five centuries of art and 60 works ranging from tender 15th-century devotional images to 19th-century French Impressionist landscapes. Old Master artists Rubens, El Greco, Delacroix and Cranach are included alongside Impressionists such as Pissarro and Sisley.
The exhibition features works from the Schorr Collection assembled by private collector David J. Lewis for his family interests. As well as being an exhibition of great breadth and depth of style and time periods, it is also a story of how a collection grows and develops, and how the taste of the collector changes and diversifies.
Image: Detail of ‘Battle of the Amazons’ by Rubens
Dare To Wear: Glass Dresses by Diana Dias-Leão
27 March 2010 – 30 September 2011
A unique display of glass dresses and barbed wire corsets in the Craft and Design Gallery by contemporary artist, Diana Dias-Leão. Through this collection of inspirational dresses, the artist explores issues around beauty and body image.
David Jacques: The Irlam House Bequest
02 February 2011 – 03 April 2011
An installation from David Jacques, the winner of the Liverpool Art Prize 2010. The artist’s work is inspired by the history of trade union banners and the entrepreneur George Tutil, whose workshop dominated banner production in the 19th century. The work represents items from a fictional subversive banner workshop discovered in an abandoned flat in Irlam House, a tower block in Bootle.
Part of ‘City of Radicals’ a city wide programme of events commemorating the 1911 General Transport Strike in Liverpool.
From Past to Present
12 February 2011 – 27 April 2011
‘From Past to Present’ is a collaborative display produced by the Walker Art Gallery and Hope University’s design students. Students will use objects from our ceramic, metalwork and textile collections to inspire them to produce an object of their own. Their final pieces will centre around three themes; commemoration, status and form/function. A small selection of the best pieces will be displayed in our Craft and Design gallery at the Walker, while all of the other pieces produced by the students will be displayed at The Cornerstone Gallery.