Special Exhibitions

We show a range of temporary exhibitions in our gallery spaces. Take a look at what we currently have on display plus some that are coming soon.



The Art of Ruin Display, Landscape, Rosa (follower)

The Art of Ruin

Balcony Wall

A display that depicts Italian landscape paintings which celebrate the ruinous and crumbling. It was a taste that emerged in Rome in the mid-1600s when visiting archaeological sites and collecting ancient artefacts became popular.

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Play of Light – A display of darkness and illumination

Gallery 4

Using the play of light against darkness to add drama and mood has been a feature of art since the Renaissance. This small display shows a variety of ways the technique was applied by British artists of the late Georgian and Victorian eras.

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LEE MILLER – Friends at Farleys

Gallery 5

23 March - 30 November 2024

Lee Miller (1907 – 1977) is one of the most important and revered photographers of the 20th century. In this exhibition Lee Miller’s warm and witty photos of the 1950s capture the convivial atmosphere of Farleys House and its grounds.

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Abstract Thinking: Fanchon Fröhlich & Her Contemporaries

Galleries 6 & 7

7 October 2023 - 30 March 2024

Prints and paintings by this fascinating Liverpool artist are shown alongside those of internationally-known abstract artists of the 20th century such as Gillian Ayres, Sandra Blow, Peter Lanyon and William Hayter, plus other leading artists based in the city.

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