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What’s on in Liverpool

CULTURE

Liverpool has numerous great city art galleries and free art exhibitions, all within walking distance of the Bluecoat Display Centre. Visit the Liverpool Walker Art Gallery which houses works by Hockney, Degas, Turner and Rembrandt. The Walker also plays host to a decorative arts exhibition, featuring some of our artists – Wendy Ramshaw, Junko Mori, Stephen Dixon, Walter Keeler and Emma Rodgers. Tate Liverpool, at Albert Dock, is also a must-visit city art gallery, housed in a stunning Grade 1 listed converted warehouse that stages lots of fantastic free as well as paid-for art exhibitions featuring work by everyone from Tracey Emin to Picasso, Calder to Pollock.

Check out The Bluecoat (where our gallery is situated), a distinctive Grade I listed, 290-year-old arts centre and art gallery which offers a lively programme of visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. Across the Mersey on the Wirral Peninsula is the Lady Lever Art Gallery, a beautiful, highly personal art collection of fine and decorative arts and a gallery really worth crossing the river for.

VisitLiverpool suggests that any trip to Liverpool should also take in the city’s world class public art, as well as the city art galleries, which stretches across the region.

Take a trip up to Crosby Beach to see the stunning public art exhibition Another Place, otherwise known as the Gormleys – the 100 cast-iron life-size sculptures of Angel of the North artist Antony Gormley, standing and staring out to sea.

Then there is the free art installation Arbores Laetae (Joyful Trees) by artists Diller Scofidio Renfro, three spinning trees installed next to a major city road junction, and even street artist Banksy’s biggest bit of free street art in the UK, on the edge of Liverpool’s China Town on Berry Street.