Williamson Art Gallery forthcoming exhibitions

Forthcoming shows at The Williamson

Williamson Open Exhibition 25th January - 23rd February

100 years ago, the new Birkenhead Museum and Art Gallery in Argyle Street held its first open exhibitions, primarily for local artists. That initiative lasted for only two years as the First World War got in the way. 50 years later, Wallasey Borough Council started their own local open exhibition and it is that tradition that we have continued in the Wirral Spring Exhibition, first held at the Williamson 30 years ago. For 2014 there is a slight change to the 'Williamson Open', still representing the best of artists and photographers born, educated, living or working in Wirral.

Henry Moore: in the Arts Council Collection 8th February - 13th April

Henry Moore is an important figure for the Arts Council Collection. He was a key advisor to the acquisitions committee during the early 1950s, shaping the collection by championing post-war British sculpture. His representation within the collection is also very strong, and it is an exciting opportunity to see the delightful domestic rather than the monumental scale of some of his work. The exhibition at the Williamson offers an opportunity to enjoy 24 items: prints, sculptures and drawings spanning five decades.


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