What’s On

Image (C) Tracy Hill

Haecceity

Saturday 10 Mar 2018 - Saturday 16 Jun 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

This solo show from Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open winner Tracy Hill offers an opportunity to connect with unique wetland locations around Warrington.

The Health Revolution

Saturday 24 Mar 2018 - Sunday 8 Jul 2018, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition

On 5 July 2018 the National Health Service will be 70 years old. To celebrate this milestone the museum will be hosting an exhibition featuring material from our archives and collections which will tell the story of Warrington’s changing healthcare services.

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.

Talk by Janice Hayes: Celebrating 170 years of Warrington Museum and its School of Art

Thursday 7 Jun 2018, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Talk

Heritage Manager and local author Janice Hayes reveals the fascinating story of the oldest public Museum in the North West of England and its collections. Discover how the Museum and its collections has evolved over the last 170 years and learn the stories behind he works displayed in our special anniversary exhibition Warrington Art treasures: the National Picture.

Julie Scott Workshop: ‘Inspired by architecture’

Thursday 14 Jun 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 the architecture of the Museum and the town to create your own sketches and paintings under Julie’s expert guidance.

Hot Bed Press dry point printing workshop

Saturday 23 Jun 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Workshop

Learn how to scratch an image on Perspex by tracing your design with a scribe, ink and wipe and print through an etching press onto damp paper. You can scratch further and ink differently each time and go away with a handful of prints.
Maximum 8 people age 12 +

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.

Understanding Pigments workshop with Marc Turner

Tuesday 3 Jul 2018, 11:15am - 2:45pm

Free (booking required)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Workshop

Come along and explore the methods used by one of the great master painters of the 19th Century. You don’t have to be a good painter, it’s an opportunity to have fun and learn a new technique!

Julie Scott Workshop: ‘Inspired by nature’

Saturday 7 Jul 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm

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 wonders of nature to create your own sketches and paintings under Julie’s expert guidance.

Understanding Colour Workshop with Marc Turner

Tuesday 17 Jul 2018, 11:15am - 2:45pm

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Students on this workshop, will get to create their very own colour wheel with the guidance of local art teacher Marc Turner. In the process, participants will learn about what warm and cool colours are, what value is, and why we need to understand this to improve our paintings. This is the perfect workshop for anyone wishing to further their understanding of colour.

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?