Knowsley – Borough of Culture 2020

Everyone has a story to tell and in 2022 – Knowsley’s ‘Borough of Culture’ year – it’s time to tell ours. The ‘Borough of Culture’ title is awarded annually by the city region’s Combined Authority to one of its six local authorities and in 2022 Knowsley will hold the title. As part of our Borough of […]

Crafted at Kirkby Gallery

2 December 2019 – 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 […]

Friends and Volunteers Cultural Trips

Throughout the year, the volunteers and Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum are invited to go on free cultural trips as a special “thank you” for their kind support, and an opportunity to socialise. Trips range from behind-the-scenes visits to our own venues to find out more about the collection, to coach excursions to […]

Draw it in December

Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum funded a range of free one-and-a-half-hour workshops for families and Knowsley schools led by artist Gill Cowley at Kirkby Gallery in December 2018. The in-depth classes encouraged participants to try new techniques and hone their skills to Draw it in December!

From Pen to Paper

Following the huge success of the pilot project devised by Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum and financed by Knowsley Better Together fund in 2018, FOKGPM secured funding from Awards for All to extend the project for a second round of writers. From Pen to Paper is an incredible project which has allowed people from Knowsley to […]

Northern Stone and Peat Smoke by Anthony Ratcliffe

Anthony Ratcliffe

Kirkby Gallery, 20 May – 31 August 2019 Kirkby Gallery is delighted to present this new and never seen before exhibition, Northern Stone and Peat Smoke by artist Anthony Ratcliffe. Anthony is now a full time printmaker after many years lecturing at Manchester School of Art. He has prints in many public and private collections […]

Approaching Thunder at Kirkby Gallery

Approaching Thunder

Kirkby Gallery is delighted to present Approaching Thunder as the first gallery on its National tour. This exhibition draws from The Hepworth Wakefield’s outstanding collection of 1940s British works on paper, revisiting a decade of anxiety, austerity and idealism that resonates strongly with our lives today.  With materials strictly rationed and the art market in […]

Kirkby Gallery to debut incredible new touring exhibition

Approaching Thunder at Kirkby Gallery

Kirkby Gallery is delighted to be hosting the debut of Approaching Thunder as the first gallery on its national tour. Approaching Thunder 1940s British Prints and Drawings from The Hepworth Wakefield Kirkby Gallery, 29 January – 25 April 2018 This exhibition draws from The Hepworth Wakefield’s outstanding collection of 1940s British works on paper, revisiting a decade of […]

‘Teacher First’ Exhibition Preview: Approaching Thunder at Kirkby Gallery

Approaching Thunder

‘Teacher First’ Exhibition Preview: Approaching Thunder at Kirkby Gallery.  Behind the Scenes Walk & Talk Thursday 25 January 2018, 3.45 – 4.30pm (immediately followed by the exhibition launch, 4.30 – 6.30pm) Kirkby Gallery is delighted to present Approaching Thunder, as the first gallery on its national tour. This is an opportunity for teaching staff to see […]

The Sounds of Time – at Prescot Museum 1 December 2017 to 1 March 2018

Owl Project

Prescot Museum will soon be hosting The Sounds of Time: whirring, ticking sculptures which allow people to hear the individual sounds associated with clockwork. Artist collective Owl Project have used clock parts combined with wood, glass and electronics to make the sculptural pieces based on timepieces through the ages, from hour glasses and pocket watches to modern quartz […]