New Covid-secure Measures at Kirkby Gallery

Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre

We are thrilled to be welcoming visitors and staff back to Kirkby Gallery. Please note, Prescot Museum remains closed for the time being as it is in use as a Covid testing facility. Please note, Kirkby Gallery will be closed from 4pm on Friday 11 June while the space is prepared for our exciting new […]

Practicing Portraits

Our new online Kirkby Gallery Art School led by acclaimed portrait artist Gill Cowley is aimed primarily at young artists aged 5 to 11, but can also be enjoyed by those up to 16, or even adult beginners. The Practicing Portraits classes can be used by teachers in school with their pupils or enjoyed by […]

Family Friday – Grow your own smile!

For Family Friday, be inspired by Christine Wilcox-Baker’s beautiful edible art and grow your own smile! You don’t need a huge garden, just a sunny windowsill will do! Christine sowed seeds in all sorts of lovely patterns to create art that tasted as good as it looked in the gardens at Tatton Park. Shown above, […]

Cultivate and Celebrate: Christine Wilcox-Baker

As the days grow lighter and we start to think about getting back outdoors, here’s the perfect exhibition to look back on and be inspired by… Cultivate and Celebrate: Treasures of the Kitchen Garden, a glorious collection of work by artist Christine Wilcox-Baker, was shown at Kirkby Gallery back in 2011. Christine is a Cheshire […]

Family Friday – Mini Print Book

To continue our theme this week, here’s a brilliant activity for Family Friday from our Printmaking Autumn Art School – make your own mini book! Artist David Holmes devised a whole range of activities for all ages that we released week by week last year. If you missed it, you can enjoy it all via […]

7th British International Mini Print Exhibition

This week, we’re looking all the way back to 2011, to the 7th British International Mini Print Exhibition at Kirkby Gallery. The exhibition was made up of 222 images from a range of artists from across Britain and the rest of the world, with 31 countries represented. We were able to fit so many in […]

Family Friday – Through your Eyes

For Family Friday, look at old photos of people & places you have known. Think of your favourite memories of growing up and write them down. Talk to your family and ask them about theirs too. It can be fun to look back, and you’ll be saving your own little piece of history for the […]

Through your Eyes

Back in 2012, we held an exhibition at Huyton Gallery called Through your Eyes, looking at the community of Stockbridge Village. We had photoshoots with photographer Christian Peterson who captured locals and also co-authored images with the participants, allowing them to use his equipment and giving advice on composition and lighting. We also invited residents […]

Family Friday – Solve the Paul Romano puzzle!

For Family Friday this week, here’s something a little bit different… complete a jigsaw puzzle of Paul Romano’s Magician! Follow the link below and then you can click and drag the jigsaw puzzle pieces around and drop them where you think they fit. It might seem easy as there are only 12 pieces, but it’s […]

Paul Romano: The Beginning of a Great Adventure

Paul Romano Beginning of a Great Adventure

This week, we’re looking back on 2017’s solo show from Liverpool artist Paul Romano: ‘The Beginning of a Great Adventure’. Paul’s expressive paintings are the result of his organic approach, often reworking and redeveloping his images. Magician (shown above) featured in the exhibition and was later added to our collection thanks to the generosity of […]