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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Image credit: Gender Scrambling 776: Astaire, Rodgers (limited edition archival print) by Linda Stein. © Linda Stein

LINDA STEIN: Gender Scrambling

Gallery 2

22 April - extended until end of 2023

Linda Stein is an American feminist LGBTQ+ artist whose work investigates themes of gender identity stemming from her own struggles with her sexuality and sense of womanhood while growing up.  Linda makes visual a world where men wear dresses and women wear armour so the lines of gender become blurred into androgyny.

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Louise Waller – 20 Years of Clay

Gallery 4

24 June - 31 December 2023

This exhibition celebrates Louise’s milestone of 20 years making pots since graduating from Liverpool Hope University with a degree in 3D Design.  For this show Louise has created a new collection of ceramics that revisit designs she worked on back in 2003.

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Cunard Couple

Travel in Style – Iconic Cunard Advertising in the 1920s and 1930s’

Gallery 5

24 March 2023- December 2023

The `Travel in Style – Iconic Cunard Advertising in the 1920s and 1930s’ exhibition features 14 vintage posters that were used by the historic shipping line to advertise its services alongside associated materials including brochures, menu cards and collectable souvenirs from the era.

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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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