Approaching Thunder, Private View

Henry Moore

See Kirkby Gallery’s superb new exhibition before everyone else!  Light refreshments will be served at the Private View.  Admission is free, but places are limited – RSVP to Tina Ball Approaching Thunder 1940s British Prints and Drawings from The Hepworth Wakefield Kirkby Gallery is delighted to present Approaching Thunder as the first gallery on its National tour. […]

Teacher First event – Approaching Thunder

Henry Moore

Our Teacher First event is a FREE introduction to the Approaching Thunder exhibition at Kirkby Gallery – have a sneaky peek at the incredible art by acclaimed British artists and get ideas about how you can engage your class with it. You can discover more about school visits to the exhibition, activities and free learning […]

Willy Russell: Another Aspect – Exhibition begins

Dewsall by Willy Russell, copyright Willy Russell

Kirkby Gallery, 9 May – 2 September. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. Admission is free. Following his immensely successful exhibition in Kirkby Gallery in 2015, Willy Russell is returning this time to show an entirely new side to his creative portfolio. For this, his first solo exhibition as a visual artist, we present a gallery […]

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants – End of exhibition

Kirkby Gallery, 4 February – 22 April. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. Admission is free. Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt explores the work of the talented children’s author and illustrator. There are lots of interactive art activities for younger visitors, dressing up items and musical instruments to bring the stories to life, […]

Kirkby Gallery is to host Willy Russell’s first solo art exhibition

Willy Russell painting

In 2015, Kirkby Gallery held an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Knowsley playwright, Willy Russell. It was a combination of items on loan from Liverpool John Moores Archives, The Liverpool Playhouse, and Willy himself; displays included original scripts, posters, props, costumes, ephemera, photographs, awards, and two paintings by Willy which revealed another of his creative […]