Kirkby Gallery Autumn Art School

Following on from the incredible success of Kirkby Gallery Summer Art School which looked at Impressionist artists and their techniques, we are now launching an Autumn Art School, this time focusing on printmaking! Over the course of six weeks, 14 October to 18 November inclusive, you can explore printmaking techniques in your own time at […]

Phantom Photographs from Prescot Museum’s collection

As Halloween approaches, here are some mysterious images from Prescot Museum’s collection… Look closely, does this atmospheric photograph on the left show a ghost in Prescot Church, sitting quietly in the pews? It could be a double-exposure designed to create a spooky image, but you never know… The misty photo of Church Street on the […]

Stories from Beyond the Door

Stories from beyond the Door is the new incarnation of the From Pen to Paper project which has been adapted to work online in light of Covid-19. From Pen to Paper was the first Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum community project focusing on creative writing, and it remains a key part of our […]

Artwork donations

The Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum have made considerable donations to Knowsley Council’s Art Collection, purchasing original pieces from artists that have had solo exhibitions in Kirkby Gallery. These have included works by Willy Russell, Anthony Ratcliffe, Ruth Moilliet and Steve Talbot, to name but a few. These artworks have been donated with […]

Dennis Moore Reference Library

We have all sorts of different artefacts donated to Prescot Museum, one special example is historian Dennis Moore’s reference books and research notes, purchased by Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum and gifted to the collection. The Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum (FOKGPM) was established in June 2017, with the primary aim […]

Family Friday – Plan your own exhibition!

For this week’s Family Friday, why not plan your own exhibition? It could be about whatever you like, and can include real objects and artworks or things from your imagination! Whenever we come up with a new idea for an exhibition, we have to decide which objects to include, and we have display cases of […]

Behind the Scenes at Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum

This week we’re working behind-the-scenes at Kirkby Gallery preparing the space for our forthcoming exhibition of our Picturing 100 Years project. As we’re not yet able to open, it will be a virtual exhibition, and we will be showing lots of images over three weeks from 23 November onwards, and even a film of the […]

Family Friday – Paint Irene!

For Family Friday, we want to invite you to paint ‘our Irene’. We don’t have many photographs of Irene so we thought she should inspire this week’s subject for our Friday creative activity to do from home. Please share photos of your paintings with us, either by posting on our Facebook page, or email them […]

Irene Sumner: Memories

Supporting local talent and creative activity is central to all we do within the Culture Development & Events Service, so this week, we’re remembering an inspirational local artist who has left a wonderful legacy for the people of Knowsley to enjoy. We were contacted in 2018 about the potential donation of a collection of paintings […]