Williamson Art Gallery exhibitions planned

Until March 22: Behind the Mask, an exhibition for BAFTA by Dr Andy Gotts (FREE) in Galleries 1 and 2 at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Dr Gotts by Hannah Cassidy from the Gala night


Until March 29: Wirral Potters exhibition (FREE) exhibition in gallery 9 of the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.

Until April 12: Wirral Festival of Firsts photographic exhibition* (FREE) in The Community Art space in Gallery 14 of the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum (café area).

The photographs of Glyn Akroyd, Ian Chantler, George Evans, Ole Hansen,  Barry Quatermass, Barbara Singleton, and Mike Waring give a flavour of the wide spectrum of arts activities at the annual Wirral Festival of Firsts since its inception in 2011.  Five of the exhibitors are members of Hoylake Photographic Society who have supported the Festival from the beginning.

Until to March 22: Red Work, an exhibition of the work of Rachael Howard.(FREE)
Gallery 3 of the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.

March 4 until TBC June 2015: ‘Alumni’ exhibition, the results of photography workshops facilitated by Suzanne Bowen of VidA at Pilgrim Street Arts Centre Gallery 11 of the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.

March 5 until TBC: Albert Richards:
Albert Richards (19 December 1919 - 5 March 1945) was a former pupil of Wallasey School of Art and Crafts, served in the British Army during World War Two, both in a combat role and as a war artist. He was the youngest of the three British official war artists killed during the conflict.

April 10 –May 10 2015: Williamson Open exhibition
Our annual opportunity for all artists with Wirral connections to submit work, in both art and photographic sections, for a survey of the best work being produced in the area. At least one purchase prize will be awarded which adds work to the Williamson’s permanent collection for posterity (entries taken in 13-15th March, £5 fee per work)

May 23 – June 7: Wirral Art School degree show
Each year for the twenty years since the Wirral Met College Fine Art Degree Course began, the Williamson has hosted their Degree Show, a showcase for the graduating students and always an exciting and varied snapshot of contemporary methods and media. The course draws its students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, which always guarantees a stimulating exhibition.

June 6 —October 24 2015: Waterloo Lives: The Story Behind The Painting
To commemorate the bicentenary of Waterloo, the National Army Museum have partnered with The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum on a temporary exhibition which looks at how the Battle was fought and won. Rarely seen objects from NAM will feature alongside The Williamson's permanent collections to tell the stories of the regiments, the soldiers, their families and the legacy they left behind.