Knowsley has two contemporary art galleries which are housed within libraries in Huyton and Kirkby, in addition to Prescot Museum which focuses on the local history of the area including the important clock and watch making industry.
The galleries display work by local, regional, national and international artists including touring exhibitions from the Hayward Gallery, Knowsley’s Annual Open Exhibitions, schools, and community arts projects.
Knowsley Council also works in partnership with other arts agencies to deliver exhibitions such as Liverpool Biennial and pan-Merseyside projects
Mon to Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am-1pm
Times subject to change, please check before visiting.
Crafted Artist Call-Out - Huyton & Kirkby Galleries
- 30 May — 24 September 2016 *on now
- 30 May — 13 August 2016 *on now
The exhibition will showcase a diverse range of contemporary craft, design, sculpture and fine art. We will be looking for approximately 20 artist / makers to exhibit. We will be looking to artist / makers from the North West in first instance but will consider artists from across the UK.
The exhibition will be staged in two main shows:
Huyton Gallery: Monday 30 May – Saturday 24 September 2016
Kirkby Gallery: Monday 30 May – Saturday 13 August 2016
We would expect all exhibiting artists to present artwork covering a wide price range, from ‘signature’ pieces through to more affordable pieces, to encourage sales.
HOW TO APPLY: Send up to 5 jpegs of the works to be exhibited (and weblink if available), an artists statement, CV, full contact details (inc. address) and price list
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 30 October 2015
- Not suitable for children
Artists will need to cover their costs for delivery and return of work.
The commission rate for Knowsley Council on sales is 25%.
The Kirkby Centre,
0151 443 5617