Exhibitions at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Cartwright Hall runs a lively programme of exhibitions, including contemporary exhibitions by local, national and international artists, historical exhibitions, craft and media arts, and a biennial open exhibition. Many exhibitions are enhanced by events, workshops and activities; for details, see Events and Learning pages or contact the Museums Learning team 01274 431216

Programme of exhibitions

For a full list of exhibitions at all our venues or to plan your visit with our handy calendar go to our what's on page. Below are current and forthcoming exhibitions at Cartwright Hall.

Sikh Fortress Turban
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 - Thu, 22 May 2014

British Museum Spotlight Loan Programme: Unravel the stories of the Sikh turban and discover how and why turbans symbolise Sikh faith and identity

Rossetti's Obsession - Images of Jane Morris
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 - Sun, 1 Jun 2014

Jane Burden Morris (1839 - 1914) was the wife of poet and designer William Morris, and the favoured model of Pre -Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. This exhibition brings together compelling examples of this pictorial obsession, together with contrasting images of Jane as herself reflecting her actual life and interests, beyond modelling.

In partnership with National Museums Liverpool and William Morris Gallery.


The Artists Folio: as a Site of Inquiry
Fri, 7 Feb 2014 - Sun, 15 Jun 2014

The exhibition will focus on selected folios of prints from the permanent collection of Cartwright Hall.

Ukrainian Art: from the middle and second half of the twentieth century
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 - Sun, 10 Aug 2014


Downstairs in the Cellar Gallery

This is a lovely small taster exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by famous artists such as Alexander Maksimenko, Arkady Pavlyuk, Maria Vinokourov, Ivan Parkhomenko and others

Habitat by Tai-Shan Schierenberg
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 - Sun, 5 Oct 2014

Tai-Shan Schierenberg will incorporate both landscapes and portraits into this exhibition and residency, with specific views of the North of England, Yorkshire and Bradford.

A Squash and a Squeeze: Sharing Stories with Julia Donaldson
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 - Sun, 9 Nov 2014

This exhibition brings Julia Donaldson's captivating stories to life. Find out how she wrote modern classics such as 'The Gruffalo', 'Room on the Broom' and 'The Troll'.

Only Human by Sam Shendi
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 - Fri, 20 Feb 2015

'Home Grown Talent' artist Sam Shendi is ermerging on a national level with London Galleries and buyers. Visit the Egyptian born Shendi's exhibition downstairs in the Cellar Gallery and outside in Lister Park.

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