Kirkby Gallery Summer Art School

Explore Impressionism with our free online Kirkby Gallery Summer Art School. It ran every Wednesday over the Summer holidays, 22 July to 26 August, with weekly Impressionism-themed activities and information packs. You can still enjoy the course, which is in six modules below. There are no deadlines, external assessments or qualifications awarded, this is purely […]

Picturing 100 Years of Royal Corps of Signals Communications Technology

Captain Bob Dobson shows a range of communications equipment used by the Royal Corps of Signals, now part of the Army Reserve Collection he has amassed at Alamein Barracks in Huyton, home of 33 Signal Squadron. Some of these objects will feature in the Picturing 100 Years exhibition at Kirkby Gallery, alongside artwork and creative […]

Picturing 100 Years, introduced by Captain Bob Dobson

Captain Bob Dobson of 33 Signal Squadron talks about his early years in the Armed Forces, and introduces the ‘Picturing 100 Years’ project in collaboration with Knowsley Culture Development and Events Service. The project, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust, celebrates the centenary of the Royal Corps of Signals and will enable the local […]

Picturing 100 Years

Since 2014, Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum have been working in partnership with 33 Signal Squadron at Alamein Barracks in Huyton, sharing knowledge and expertise. We have now launched another fascinating collaboration with 33 Signal Squadron next week: Picturing 100 Years. This exciting new project is being delivered in recognition and celebration of the 100th […]

Family Friday – Open Art & Learning

For this week’s Family Friday, we have activities which are more to do with learning about art, rather than practically undertaking it – so have your thinking caps at the ready! We have been very fortunate to exhibit the work of significant well-known British artists, as well as the incredible work of local artists in […]

Knowsley Open Art Exhibitions

While our venues remain temporarily closed, we’re looking back this week at our Opens – our Open Art exhibitions for Knowsley! In the last 10 years, nine have been held at Huyton Gallery (for the last time in 2017 – it is now the Culture Hub, a creative space for community activities) and Kirkby Gallery, […]

Family Friday – Be inspired by Turner!

JMW Turner created many incredible landscapes throughout his career – try capturing a local view of your own, or even invent one from your imagination! Here are some tips and things for you to think about…

Travels with Turner

This exhibition from 2013 is special for a number of reasons; it was our first mini Knowsley tour, being exhibited first in Huyton Gallery and then at Kirkby Gallery, and it also enabled us to work with a number of local and regional artists, to profile their Turner-inspired work and practice, which was shown alongside […]

Family Friday – Cardboard Creations!

For Family Friday, why not take inspiration from the superb sculptures we had displayed in Prescot Museum and make something of your own from cardboard? You don’t have to go the whole hog and make a lifesize person though – maybe make a mask to start with!

Prescot Museum: Shakespeare Sculptures, 2014

This special project was hosted at Prescot Museum; it actually took over the whole Prescot Centre! Above: Caliban from The Tempest watches over visitors. These paper sculptures were made by first year students studying on the BA (Hons) Design for Theatre, Performance and Events course at Birmingham City University. Hollie Wright, module leader for the […]