Cherie Grist: People

Cherie Grist: People

This week, we’re looking back at Cherie Grist’s People solo show at Huyton Gallery in 2017 – just the thing to inject a bit of colour into the new year! Her bold and intricate work combines abstract expressionism and focused graphical marks, which she describes as ‘self-portraits’, documenting her observations of the ever-changing world. Her […]

Art in the Park

Kirkby Gallery has teamed up with Knowsley Safari to create Art in the Park, providing a new series of virtual creative learning sessions led by professional artists and supported by live and pre-recorded content from Safari experts and the Gallery team. Live streamed from the Safari, the range of outdoors-inspired sessions includes options for individuals, […]

Merry Christmas from Prescot Museum & Kirkby Gallery!

Over the festive season, we’re sharing images of wintry artwork, timely objects from Prescot Museum’s collection, and themed pieces of creative writing from our Gallery Scribblers. The watercolour of a robin, shown above, was painted by Alison Evans, a regular member of Kirkby Gallery’s Wednesday Art Club and sister of artist tutor Gill Cowley – […]

Family Friday – Design a Tie!

Inspired by Major Eddy Hampson’s collection of ties from his 20-year career with the Royal Corps of Signals which show the units and clubs he belonged to, why not design your own tie for Family Friday?

Picturing 100 Years – Online Exhibition

These pieces were created as part of our Picturing 100 Years collaborative project with 33 Signal Squadron funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Forces Communities Together Programme to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Corps of Signals. 100 Culture and Storytelling Boxes of art materials and resources have been distributed amongst local Armed Forces, […]

Playground Photo Mystery Solved!

Children playing on a Kirkby housing estate

Today is the anniversary of Sherlock Holmes appearing in print for the first time. On 21 November 1887, the Beeton’s Christmas Annual was released, containing A Study in Scarlet, a short novel by Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the great detective Sherlock Holmes. We’re mentioning this because it coincides with some detective work to investigate a […]

Family Friday: Write a Limerick

A limerick is a special kind of poem that follows a set pattern of rhyming and timing that creates a rhythm. You’ve probably heard limericks already but you might not have known that’s what they’re called. They have 5 lines. The 1st line rhymes with the 2nd line and the 5th line. The 2nd and […]

From Pen to Paper, to Stories from Beyond the Door

Wednesday 18 November sees the start of our new fully-online creative writing course in lockdown: Stories From Beyond the Door. It has grown from Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum‘s long-running From Pen to Paper project, which has had three incarnations over the years. From Pen to Paper I was funded by ‘Better Together’ […]

Kirkbiography – can you help tell Kirkby’s story?

Children playing on a Kirkby housing estate

As with all biographies, they are an account of someone’s life written by someone else. Our project, Kirkbiography, is a community project offering local people the opportunity to share their stories, films and photographs, so as to celebrate and tell the many histories of Kirkby, past and present. We are also keen to hear from […]