• The Dinner Party

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Williamson Talks are for all and organised by the Friends of the Williamson Art Gallery and Wirral Museums at the Williamson.

Talks from various speakers relating to the collections or current exhibitions.

Saturday the 5th of August at 11.00am

Speaker: Gabriella Warren-Smith & Colin David Simpson

Title: Out of the Past: The Dinner Party Revisited

Please join The Williamson & Priory Friends for a free guided tour of the gallery’s summer show, The Dinner Party: Of Time and Place on Saturday 5th August, 11am.

The gallery’s guest curators will offer an informal and informative guide to Liverpool’s Bohemian art scene of the 1960s-70s. Focusing on works by the five artists represented in the show – Arthur Ballard, Maurice Cockrill, Adrian Henri, Don McKinlay and Sam Walsh.

The exhibition is based on the characters painted by Walsh in his fictional gathering The Dinner Party (1980), and traces the personal and professional lives of the featured artists,  who shared careers in the Liverpool College of Art Foundation Studies department, exhibitions with the Liverpool Academy and experiences in the pubs, coffee bars and houses of Liverpool 8.

A panel discussion on aspects of the evolution of Liverpool’s art world since 1960 will take place at The Bluecoat on August 17, 6pm-8pm. For more information on the Liverpool event,  please click here.

The Williamson Talks programme is free but donations are welcomed to support the work of the charity who organise these auxiliary events. We encourage you to join the Friends today by emailing the Friends committee williamsonandprioryfriends@gmail.com to request more information or download the forms from the Friends Page on this website. Membership runs from January to December and can be paid by cheque or cash annually or by standing order. FRIENDS receive newsletters and private view invitations as well as being entitled to discounts in several partnered businesses in Liverpool and Wirral.

To download a poster for the talk, click Williamson Talk




Dates : 5 August 2017
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Artist : Williamson Talks