Here’s our guide to 5 unmissable exhibitions to catch in Liverpool over the summer.
1. Radical Landscapes at Tate Liverpool
Featuring over 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films, Radical Landscapes is a powerful and political exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Activism, conflict and the climate emergency are all at the forefront of this major exhibition that features artworks by artists including Jeremy Deller (Feature Image), Ingrid Pollard, Tanoa Sasraku, Derek Jarman, Hurvin Anderson, Claude Cahun, Alan Lodge and many more.
Radical Landscapes is on display at Tate Liverpool until 4 September 2022.
2. Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder at the World Museum
The Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition includes contributions from stars across the fields of science and entertainment, along with the opportunity to find out more about the many links between Liverpool and the long running sci-fi show. Game of Thrones star Mark Gatiss – co-creator of BBC’s Sherlock and writer of several episodes of Doctor Who – will narrate the exhibition, guiding visitors through space and time. Space scientist, author and presenter of BBC’s The Sky at Night Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE will provide expert analysis and explore the mind-blowing science behind the well-loved TV show, through interactive “Ask a Scientist” sections located throughout the exhibition.
Visitors will also be able to delve into the classic set designs of the original series, as well as the incredible special effects and makeup design that bring the show to life – all from scientists, designers and producers who have worked on Doctor Who.
Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder is on display at the World Museum until 30 October 2022.
3. The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics at the Walker Art Gallery
The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics includes almost seventy works from the National Portrait Gallery, a selection of additional loans, and paintings from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection. It is the first time such a significant number of the National Portrait Gallery’s renowned Tudor portraits have been lent for exhibition. This major exhibition at the Walker will explore the Tudors from a range of perspectives. It will spotlight some historically underrepresented aspects of the period, including Black Tudor history and LGBTQ+ history.
The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics is on display at the Walker Art Gallery until 29 August 2022.
4. My Garden My Sanctuary at FACT
Summer 2022 exhibition, My Garden, My Sanctuary, is a collection of new, immersive artworks by Yaloo and Sian Fan – two artists using creative technology to tell stories of ancestry and self-discovery in a hyperconnected world. Curated by Carrie Chan, FACT’s 2022 Curator-in-Residence, the exhibition challenges the conventional ways we define our backgrounds to embrace identities that are more fluid.
My Garden My Sanctuary is on display at FACT from 21 July – 9 October 2022.
5. Kunichika: Japanese Prints at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
More than 50 of Kunichika’s hand-printed single, double and triptych prints feature in this must-see exhibition, which is the first in a national gallery outside of Japan to focus on his work.
Kunichika: Japanese Prints is on display at the Lady Lever Art Gallery until 4 September 2022.
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