Exhibitions

Culture Warrington hosts a range of exhibitions throughout the year representing local, regional and national artists’ work.

See below for current and forthcoming exhibitions at Pyramid and Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

 

Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable (image credit: Jules Lister)

Holly Rowan Hesson: Echo

Friday 29 Sep 2017 – Saturday 27 Jan 2018

Free

Pyramid Arts Centre

Exhibition

Echo is a new site-specific installation by Holly Rowan Hesson commissioned by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival. The projection and sculptural work creates dialogues with materials, memory and the physical space.

Roots Between the Tides: JAM remixes Warrington Museum

Roots Between the Tides: JAM remixes Warrington Museum

Ongoing

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.

Warrington Art Treasures

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 – Saturday 21 Apr 2018

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

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.

(C) Ellen Sampson

Worn: Footwear, attachment
and affective experience

Friday 29 Sep 2017 – Saturday 27 Jan 2018

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

Worn explores our relationship with and attachment to shoes. Focusing upon the shoe as an everyday object, it explores the ways that the worn shoe may act upon us, examining how garments and people may become entwined.

Image (C) Annie Feng

Hot Bed Press: Think Ink

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 – Saturday 24 Feb 2018

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Art

This diverse exhibition of original screenprints, etchings, relief prints, monoprints and collagraphs gives an insight into why more and more artists are turning to printmaking

The School of Art

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 – Saturday 10 Mar 2018

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.

Nevertheless, she persisted

Saturday 20 Jan 2018 – Saturday 28 Apr 2018

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Display

This display focuses on the Women’s Suffrage movement and celebrates some of the key women in Warrington who have ‘broken the mould’.

Zeitgeist

Saturday 10 Feb 2018 – Saturday 28 Apr 2018

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.

Image (C) Tracy Hill

Haecceity

Saturday 10 Mar 2018 – Saturday 16 Jun 2018

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 – Saturday 7 Jul 2018

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.