Exhibitions at Kirkby Gallery

Kirkby Gallery (free admittance) is one of the best contemporary art galleries in Merseyside and the North West of England. The gallery presents a broad and ambitious programme of exhibitions, which draws upon collections from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Touring, National Trust and multiple regional partner and galleries. Knowsley’s Annual Open Exhibitions, schools, and community arts projects are additionally core to much of what the gallery offers also, along with a varied offer of art courses. Knowsley Council also works in partnership with other arts agencies to deliver exhibitions such as Liverpool Biennial and pan-Merseyside projects, as part of the city region.

 

Made on Merseyside

23 September to 16 November 2019

Made on Merseyside celebrates and showcases industry in Knowsley, the goods produced here and the people who made them. This exhibition will share the stories of businesses large and small, past and present.

At the heart of the exhibition are objects, photos and footage of staff, factories and products, loaned from a variety of individuals and organisations, as well drawing upon Prescot Museum’s collection. A specially commissioned montage of film and audio clips from various local history projects, promotional footage and personal interviews will bring the displays to life. Some of these interviews have been conducted in the months leading up to the exhibition, capturing more recent experiences and memories not previously documented, preserving them for the future.

Businesses and companies featuring in the exhibition include: Amazon Studios, BICC, Cronton and Whiston Collieries, English Electric, Hornby Meccano, Huntley and Palmer, Kirkby Tyres, Lancashire Watch Company, Leather Satchel Company, Royal Ordnance Factory, Tinling’s and many more.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a range of talks - information is available on request.

There is a 'Teacher First' event happening at Kirkby Gallery on Thursday 19 September from 3.45pm to 4.30pm.
There is also a private view straight after from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

if you'd like to attend either one of the events, please RSVP to Tina Ball by calling 0151 443 4936 or emailing tina.ball@knowsley.gov.uk 

View the flyer.


Crafted

2 December 2019 to 11 January 2020

‘Crafted’ is a biennial exhibition, presenting the work of contemporary makers from across the North West of England, in areas of contemporary craft, design and fine art.

As with all of our Crafted exhibitions, all artworks are for sale and offer a range of priced works - from more affordable works through to major pieces, just in time to purchase an original item as a Christmas gift.

The exhibiting artists include: Gray, Helen Jones, Julie Dodd, Kate Hills, Kathrine Anderson, Kelly Loughlin, Kirsti Brown, Mandy Hills, Sarah Ryan and Steve Talbot.

In addition to these events, there will be a series of ‘Meet the Maker’ sessions and workshops (for schools and adults) as part of the exhibition, so if you would like to find out more about what it’s like to be an artist and learn the skills firsthand, contact the gallery for more information.

If you are a group or school wishing to bring a class to the gallery, please book in advance via the contact details as below.

There is a 'Teacher First' event happening at Kirkby Gallery on Thursday 28 November from 3.45pm to 4.30pm.
There is also a private view straight after from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

if you'd like to attend either one of these events, please RSVP to Tina Ball by calling 0151 443 4936 or emailing tina.ball@knowsley.gov.uk

View the flyer.


Opening tim​es

Kirkby Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. On Saturdays is it open 10am to 1pm. 

You will find it on the first floor of The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley, L32 8XY.