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.

 

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.

Predators

Predators

Saturday 20 May 2017 – Saturday 16 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition

The world’s fiercest animals have been spotted on the prowl in Warrington!

Explore Dr Herringbone’s Predatorium in a new exhibition at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, featuring specially-selected artefacts, taxidermy and artwork from the museum’s collection.

This family-friendly display will give visitors a chance to discover interesting and unusual facts about nature’s top hunters in a new and refreshing way. From the guts and gore of the hunt to the grossness of animal dung, Predators promises to fascinate old and young alike.

Bex Ilsley: Emotional Processing

Bex Ilsley: Emotional Processing

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 – Saturday 28 Oct 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

WCAF16 Open winner Bex Ilsley presents a new body of work which explores the performance of the self, particularly in the digital realm. Ilsley combines a variety of fabricated and appropriated objects, props and locations to construct surreal, sci-fi portraits and video works; primarily disseminated via social media and her website.

A Strange Reality

A Strange Reality

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 – Saturday 16 Sep 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

Featuring over thirty canvases ranging in size and featuring several large scale works, this exhibition brings together the work of three leading local artists – John Elcock, Josie Jenkins and Paul Mellor. Each of the artists has a distinct and individual style but they share a common interest in exploring the exciting possibilities of paint and the enduring importance of the landscape tradition.

The paintings on display examine the sublime, memory, recollection and ambiguity, and include references to art history, cinema, urban decay and isolated landscapes as the artists seek to understand the strange reality of the world around us.

Warrington Art Treasures

Warrington Art Treasures

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 – Saturday 21 Apr 2018, All Day

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

Masonic Tercentenary Display

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 – Saturday 6 Jan 2018, All Day

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.

Holly Rowan Hesson: Echo

Holly Rowan Hesson: Echo

Friday 29 Sep 2017 – Saturday 27 Jan 2018, All Day

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.

WCAF17 Open Exhibition

WCAF17 Open Exhibition

Friday 29 Sep 2017 – Saturday 28 Oct 2017, All Day

Free

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Art

The seventh Warrington Contemporary Open exhibition celebrates the talents of local contemporary artists, whether professional, amateur or student.

Worn: Footwear, attachment and affective experience

Worn

Friday 29 Sep 2017 – Saturday 27 Jan 2018, All Day

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.

The School of Art

The School of Art

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 – Saturday 10 Mar 2018, All Day

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.

Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist

Saturday 10 Feb 2018 – Saturday 28 Apr 2018, All Day

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.