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.

How to Dust the Surface

Saturday 12 May 2018 - Saturday 15 Sep 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

In this work the artists Juan Covelli & Neale Willis set out as contemporary archaeologists, searching for and sifting data from unexpected places. By then manipulating how the computer handles this data, they have let new and surprising outcomes be created.

Days of the New Town: Birchwood at 50

Saturday 30 Jun 2018 - Saturday 15 Sep 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

History

In 1968 Warrington was designated a mark 3 partnership New Town. Inspired by the Dutch ‘Heempark’, or homes in parkland, the Development Corporation delivered housing according to an ecological planning approach which found its fullest expression in the conurbation of Birchwood.

In Warrington New Town’s 50th year, this exhibition brings together photographs from the Development Corporation archive and a ‘people’s archive’ reflecting Birchwood as both architects vision and lived and evolving reality.

Night Edge

Saturday 21 Jul 2018 - Saturday 15 Sep 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition

At night, street lighting, partial darkness and moonlight transform otherwise every day, dull surroundings into exciting and otherworldly places full of atmosphere and dynamism.

Photography and long exposures (opening the shutter for seconds or even half a minute at a time) facilitate this transformative process and moving objects become blurred and alluring.

Night Edge is an exhibition by Warrington and Lymm photographers – Eli Regan, Estelle Cadwallader and Hazel Hughes.

The exhibition charts Warrington local landmarks at night but also the people who inhabit the nocturnal hours – the firefighters, midwives, clock repairers and transient walkers.

Abstract Art Workshop

Friday 3 Aug 2018, 1:45pm - 4:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Children

A free afternoon art workshop suitable for families of all abilities. Gail Stubbings (Bloomingart) will demonstrate how abstract art breaks away from traditional representation of physical objects. By exploring the formal elements of art we will experiment with colour, line, shape, size, space, texture and value.

Photography Workshop with Sophie Lee

Monday 6 Aug 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Workshop

Sophie Lee is an artist who works with photography and video. In her work she responds to new locations to create images that tell a story or ask a question.
In this photography workshop you will learn about techniques and tools essential to photography, explore your surroundings and discover new ways of seeing.
Exploring the changing environment of Warrington town centre, we will put our new found knowledge in to practice in a photo-walk, developing your eye to view your surroundings in a new way.

Abstract Art Workshop

Friday 10 Aug 2018, 1:45pm - 4:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Children

A free afternoon art workshop suitable for families of all abilities. Gail Stubbings (Bloomingart) will demonstrate how abstract art breaks away from traditional representation of physical objects. By exploring the formal elements of art we will experiment with colour, line, shape, size, space, texture and value.

Kev F Comic Masterclass

Friday 31 Aug 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Children

Kev F Sutherland writes and draws for The Beano, Doctor Who and Marvel comics, and now he’ll teach you how easy it is. After the end of a Comic Art Masterclass, everyone goes away with a comic containing a strip by everyone in the class plus an individual caricature by Kev F.

Learn everything he knows, so you could leave school and steal his job!

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

Master Painting Demonstration by Marc Turner of Fanny Fildes

Monday 10 Sep 2018 - Friday 14 Sep 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

Marc will be working at Warrington Museum for the whole week producing a copy of the painting by Sir Luke Fildes of Lady Fanny Fildes. Why not pop in for an opportunity to speak to this very talented local artist.

Inspired by sculpture and figures with Julie Scott

Wednesday 12 Sep 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Workshop

Alongside other events, artist Julie Scott will be leading several workshops based on the original school of art curriculum.

Come and look at our sculptures and paintings of figures to create your own sketches and paintings under Julie’s expert guidance.

Fildes and his House in London: a talk by Professor Caroline Dakers

Thursday 13 Sep 2018, 2:30pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Talk

Today the name ‘Woodland House’ in Holland Park London is associated with such celebrities as Robbie Williams and Michael Winner, but few know the house was originally commissioned by the successful Warrington artist Luke Fildes. In this talk Caroline Dakers, Professor of Cultural History at Central Saint Martins in London, describes this luxurious London home and compares it to others in the Holland Park area. She will also discuss its use as an artist’s studio and a family home, using private photographs from the collections of Fildes’ descendants.

Hot Bed Press Textile Printing Workshop

Saturday 22 Sep 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Workshop

Have fun printing from a selection of designs on screen. Learn to flood and pull a screen to print onto fabric, and to overprint a second colour, adding to your design and coming away with your own unique printed samples.
Maximum 8 people age 12+

Hannah Leighton-Boyce

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?