Gary McGillivray: Deconstruction

at Kirkby Gallery, until 3 April 2020. Huyton artist Gary McGillivray is having a much-deserved solo show at Kirkby Gallery, following on from his inclusion in 2018’s Five exhibition, and over a decade of featuring in the Knowsley Open Art exhibition. His work has also been shortlisted and selected to represent Knowsley in the Pan-Merseyside […]

From Kirkby with Love

at Kirkby Gallery, 3 February – 3 April 2020. For this exciting and ambitious new exhibition, Liverpool based artist and sculptor, Philip Garrett has created an extensive body of new work over the last few months, displayed here alongside a selection of his earlier pieces. He has been exploring the many faces of Knowsley through […]

The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2020

Postponed until further notice. Kirkby Gallery proudly presents Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas’s Hélène Rouart in her Father’s Study, the first of three venues to do so as part of The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2020 sponsored by Christie’s. Shown alongside Making an Impression: Prints by Manet, Pissarro and their Contemporaries, Degas’s monumental work will take centre stage […]

Making an Impression

Prints by Manet, Pissarro and their Contemporaries Postponed until further notice. This spring, Kirkby Gallery proudly presents the work of internationally recognised artists including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Lucien Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The Impressionists are best known for their colourful paintings of modern life and the landscape but […]

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. Two groups of locals met with writer-in-residence Sue Comer, who led weekly sessions […]

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!

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 […]