What’s On

Fildes, Luke; Fair Quiet and Sweet Rest; Warrington Museum & Art Gallery; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/fair-quiet-and-sweet-rest-104013

Warrington Art Treasures: The National Picture

Saturday 5 May 2018 - Saturday 2 Mar 2019, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

This is the second in a series of three exhibitions celebrating landmark events for the oldest public museum in the North West. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is joining forces with National Museums Liverpool by loaning three fantastic works, including Enrico Coleman’s Oxen Drawing a Black Stone to the Studio of John Warrington Wood, and Sir Luke Fildes’ A Portrait of Fanny Fildes and The Widower.

Warrington Herstories

Saturday 4 Aug 2018 - Saturday 26 Jan 2019, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

Warrington Herstories tells the stories of 21 women with connections to the town – women who have made astounding achievements, shown insurmountable compassion to others, or simply dared to be different! From writers to poets, social and political campaigners to natural historians, entertainers to doctors and even the odd criminal! These feisty females and many […]

Dreaming of Dead Fish

Friday 28 Sep 2018 - Saturday 27 Oct 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

A solo exhibition by artist Hannah Leighton-Boyce, commissioned by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

Clay hand/torso workshop with Debs Podmore

Saturday 13 Oct 2018, 10:00am - 12:15pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Workshop

Inspired by the sculptures of John “Warrington” Wood this morning workshop led by local ceramics artist Debs Podmore will look at the human form and using hand building techniques to create small sculptures based on observations of parts of the body such as hands or part of the torso.

Clay tile face workshop with Debs Podmore

Saturday 13 Oct 2018, 1:15pm - 3:30pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Workshop

Inspired by the sculptures of John “Warrington” Wood this afternoon workshop led by local ceramic artist Debs Podmore will look at making tile panels in relief, focussing on the human face. Participants will roll slabs of clay to make the tiles and work directly onto the clay surface to form facial features.

Talk by Janice Hayes: The family behind the portrait

Tuesday 20 Nov 2018, 2:30pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Talk

A talk for art lovers and family historians by Heritage Manager and local author Janice Hayes revealing the story behind Fair Quiet and Sweet Rest. This painting gained Luke Fildes his first entry into the Royal Academy but who are the four subjects and how can we unravel the family history behind the painting?