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“ALIVE - in the face of death”
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Walker Art Gallery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection of art. The galleries hold paintings from the 13th century to the present day: you can see work by Rembrandt, Hockney, Holbein, Turner, Lowry, Rossetti, Millais and Freud to name but a few.We also have a sculpture gallery, a craft and design gallery, and Big Art for Little Artists - a gallery specially designed for children up to 8 years of age.
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

This is the title of an exhibition currently at the Gallery, rather than the state of the gallery itself which is vibrant, varied and always a pleasure to visit.
"ALIVE- in the face of death" is a photographic /video presentation, by Rankin, featuring people who have faced death through war,accident or medical diagnoses. All said what their experience has been and what they had learnt from it. It was intensely moving and inspirational. Although compiled recently some of those featured have already died while others are living with life changing injuries. For anyone, like us, on their own " journey", who can get there before it closes on 15th September 2013 it is worth the time and effort.
Regrettably there is no accompanying liteature, other than the " flyer " advertising the event. Excelllent galary cafe can provide a steadying cuppa afterwards..

Thank Lorna W
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Lots of paintings from the ages. Pre Raphelite and Medieval particularly interesting. There is a terrific photographic exhibition by Rankin, which is worth the trip alone. And it's free to get in!

Thank Fatherfigure
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We are local and feel very fortunate in having so many art galleries and museums locally. We have visited the Walker dozens of times and intend to go back again and again. We especially like the John Moores prize which is an exhibition for artwork and in which the public can vote and award a prize. We have loved the art which is on display constantly especially the Pre-Raphaelites (The Walker has some very famous pictures). We are recently loving the fact that a lot of art which was previously in storage has been displayed especially of local subjects. The building itself is very impressive and has a great coffee shop and gift shop and an area just for small children. We very much appreciate the new displays e.g. Ben Johnson's landscape and Rolf Harris' artwork. We queued for a long time to see Rolf. Staff (as usual with liverpool people) are extremely friendly. A must see.

Thank Christhecelts123
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Haven been to the Tait a couple of times we decided to visit Walker Art Gallery this visit. A great gallery - a little gem. Look out for the Banksy which may not be where you think it should be. The Rankin exhibition worth seeing. A quick visit to the Craft gallery - think they could make more of this. Cafe excellent and seems to be very child friendly - my children are now teenagers so wasn't appropriate for them.

Thank Amweston
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

An impressive collection of art throughout the ages. On a par with London yet I had never heard of it. A portrait of King Henry VII by Holbein, Queen Elizabeth I by Hilliard were a complete surprise. Highly recommend a visit and leave enough time to enjoy

Thank lgmsomerset
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