What’s On

Roots Between the Tides: JAM remixes Warrington Museum

Friday 30 Sep 2016 - Saturday 30 Dec 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Installation

Using a combination of techniques from photography, sculpture and archival research, JAM will ‘remix’ elements from Warrington, creating a hanging network of several hundred images from the Fish Gallery mezzanine. Navigate a web of interconnected stories with the binoculars provided.

Predators

Saturday 20 May 2017 - Saturday 16 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition

The world’s fiercest animals have been spotted on the prowl in Warrington!

Explore Dr Herringbone’s Predatorium in a new exhibition at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, featuring specially-selected artefacts, taxidermy and artwork from the museum’s collection.

This family-friendly display will give visitors a chance to discover interesting and unusual facts about nature’s top hunters in a new and refreshing way. From the guts and gore of the hunt to the grossness of animal dung, Predators promises to fascinate old and young alike.

Borough Charter Display

Thursday 25 May 2017 - Saturday 2 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

In 1847 Queen Victoria granted Warrington a Charter, formally making it a borough, and in that year our modern town was born. To celebrate the 170th anniversary of this important event there will be a rare opportunity to see the original document.

Beer, Breweries and the Band of Hope

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 - Saturday 2 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

This display commemorates the 150th anniversary of one of the longest established breweries, Burtonwood Brewery, as well as focussing on the local Temperance movement which grew in response to the number of breweries in the town and concerns over drunkenness and rowdy behaviour that may develop from excessive drinking.

Bex Ilsley: Emotional Processing

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 - Saturday 28 Oct 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

WCAF16 Open winner Bex Ilsley presents a new body of work which explores the performance of the self, particularly in the digital realm. Ilsley combines a variety of fabricated and appropriated objects, props and locations to construct surreal, sci-fi portraits and video works; primarily disseminated via social media and her website.

A Strange Reality

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 - Saturday 16 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

Featuring over thirty canvases ranging in size and featuring several large scale works, this exhibition brings together the work of three leading local artists – John Elcock, Josie Jenkins and Paul Mellor. Each of the artists has a distinct and individual style but they share a common interest in exploring the exciting possibilities of paint and the enduring importance of the landscape tradition.

The paintings on display examine the sublime, memory, recollection and ambiguity, and include references to art history, cinema, urban decay and isolated landscapes as the artists seek to understand the strange reality of the world around us.

Warrington Art Treasures

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 - Saturday 21 Apr 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

This is the first of three special exhibitions celebrating special events in the history of Warrington Museum and especially the opening of main Art Gallery in October 1877. From its creation in 1848 Warrington Museum has amassed significant collections including works by prominent local Victorian artists who acquired a national reputation as regular exhibitors at the Royal Academy.

Masonic Tercentenary Display

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 - Saturday 6 Jan 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

Freemasonry is the oldest secular organisation in Warrington, with the distinction of having the very first recorded meeting of English Freemasons in October 1646. This display will explore how Freemasons influenced the development of Warrington, from the Old Academy, to Warrington Museum, from the Victoria Bridge to the Parr Hall.

WCAF17 Open Exhibition

Friday 29 Sep 2017 - Saturday 28 Oct 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

The seventh Warrington Contemporary Open exhibition celebrates the talents of local contemporary artists, whether professional, amateur or student.

The School of Art

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 - Saturday 10 Mar 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

Continuing our series of exhibitions celebrating special events in the history of Warrington Museum, this exhibition celebrates Warrington’s School of Art which was originally housed in the museum from the building’s opening in 1857.

Zeitgeist

Saturday 10 Feb 2018 - Saturday 28 Apr 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

Peter Davis is a prize-winning contemporary figurative painter, whose meticulous work explores the subject of humanity and our relationship with technology.