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Visit Liverpool for art

Posted on May 24, 2016

If you’re thinking of heading to Liverpool this summer, the kind people at Visit Liverpool have curated a wonderful trip for you. Liverpool is well known for its wide arts and culture offer, with more museums and galleries than any UK city outside of the capital. And being home to the likes of Tate Liverpool and the Walker Art Gallery, you’re always guaranteed to find something you like whilst you’re here.
The second exhibition in the Open series at Open Eye Gallery presents six new artists, predominantly from the North, each sharing a curiosity in exploring how we gather and make meaning of our experiences. Open provides a platform for displaying new work and a forum for discussion thanks to a rich programme of public events unfolding throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Runs to 5 June
Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1BP
Free entry
Image: Arthur Hughes, In The Grass - ® Museums Sheffield
Liverpool loves the Pre Raphaelites. We were the first major city to exhibit, and collect, works from this intensely detailed, rich and passionate art movement of the mid-19th century. And, this spring, the Walker Art Gallery is presenting a major new exhibition, bringing together more than 120 paintings by leading Pre-Raphaelite artists - including a newly discovered piece by Rossetti.
Runs to 5 June
Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EL
Tickets £7, concessions apply.
One of the most exciting audio visual artists, Japan’s Ryoichi Kurokawa heads up a series of concerts, exhibitions and interventions - Unfold - at FACT. Exploring the outer reaches of synaesthesia - the correspondence of sensations and perceptions, such as sounds and colours, Kurokawa offers a ground-breaking journey inspired by the weird science at play when stars are born.
Image courtesy of studio Ryoichi Kurokawa based on scientific data from CEA Paris-Saclay (Shock wave)
Runs to 12 June
88 Wood Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4DQ
Free entry
One of the 20th century’s most challenging, uncompromising and passionate artists, Francis Bacon gets the full retrospective treatment at Tate Liverpool this spring - the largest exhibition ever staged in the north of England. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms will feature many of his iconic works together with rarely seen drawings and documents.
18 May – 18 September
Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4BB
Tickets £12, concessions apply.
Liverpool Biennial returns in 2016 across the city in public spaces, galleries and online. Organised as a story narrated in several episodes: fictional worlds will pop up in galleries, museums, pubs, stations, hotels, parking lots, shops and supermarkets. 40 international artists will make new work for the Biennial, presented in locations across the city, with talks and events throughout its run.
9 July – 16 October
Liverpool, Merseyside
Free entry to all venues
Written by Visit Liverpool. All images courtesy of Visit Liverpool, more information here.