Credit Mark McNulty

The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool has announced its upcoming exhibition programme for the next 12 months including Mackintosh works and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

The John Moores Painting Prize will take centre stage this summer, celebrating 60 years of the prize. It opens in line with an exhibition of early works by Sean Scully, who is a former John Moores prize winner. The exhibition will run from 14th July to 14th October, coinciding with the opening of Liverpool Biennial 2018.

Further upcoming exhibitions

Sean Scully: 1970 will feature works from the ‘master of post-minimalist abstraction’, Sean Scully. In this exhibition, Scully revisits his early works which reveal the origin of his continued fascination with stripes and the spaces in between. 

Leo Fitzmaurice: Between You and Me and Everything Else will open between 29th September and March 2019. As part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme, Liverpool-based artist Leo Fitzmaurice will curate an immersive exhibition of portraiture within Room 9 at the Gallery. 

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, from 1st February 2019 to 6th May 2019 will mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. The Walker will be looking at the diversity of subjects that inspired Leonardo’s creativity across 12 drawings, from botanical and anatomical studies to the design of theatrical costumes, hairstyles and ferry-boat plans. 

A Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition from 15th March 2019 until 26th August 2019 will span the lifetime of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and his contemporaries, exploring the movement that became known as The Glasgow Style.

About 200 objects will be on display across the full spectrum of media, including stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, metalwork, furniture, stencilling, embroidery, graphics, books, interiors and architecture. 

Other exhibitions include: Slaves of Fashion; New Works by The Singh Twins; Kaleidoscope: and Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art.

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Image: Credit Mark McNulty.