The Liverpool Academy of Arts

Our Current Position

The gallery is currently closed while we arrange to leave the building. Any artists who have not yet collected their unsold work cn collect them on Wednesday and Thursday 3rd and 4th Augst when we will be a the gallery from 12 until 4 each day.

We are currently looking for new premises and any help or suggestions would be most welcome.

The Last Exhibition in Seel Street


Finale Well, it's the end of the line. We have been in Seel Street for over 25 years - last Christmas marked our silver anniversary - but this was our last exhibition here as we have to vacate the building in September and our future still looks uncertain at the moment.

For our final exhibition we held an open exhibition but this time with no specific theme. We had over three hundred works from one hundred and three artists including Don McKinlay, Adrian Henri, Marc Jones and others. They were mainly from the Merseyside Area although some came from such far flung places as Macclesfield - Trish Trodden and Trevor Bailey have supported us for a long time now.

The Exhibition opened to the public on Wednesday 6th August and rans to Thursday 28th August. Open 12 to 4pm - Tuesday to Saturday.

Just click on the image above to see some panoramas of the exhibition and some samples of the work of every artist who exhibited.

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Recent Exhibitions

Drawing The Line

Drawing The Line Eight members of the Re-view Textile group were "Drawing the Line" with work that was felted, printed, embroidered, constructed, painted, stitched, dyed.

There were coastlines, sea lines, landlines, energy lines, pattern lines, music lines and city grids.

Just click on the image of Rosie Paul's work "Fantasy Seascape" above to see images from the exhibition.


Abstraction As you might have guessed, the works were totally abstract like, for example, Marie McGowan's "Elements" on the left.

The exhibition had on display over 140 original works created by over fifty Merseyside artists.

Just click on the image of Marie's painting above to see images from the exhibition.

The 12 Keys

12 Keys

Featuredthe work of the BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation second year students, the exhibition had a variety of styles across both video and print, from animated interviews to handcrafted books, pixilated photography to printmaking.


Cat-Tastic As usual our first exhibition of the year was an Open exhibition this time on the theme of cats.

Nearly sixty Merseyside artists showed us what cats mean to them. We had their interpretations of panthers, lions and tigers through to domestic moggies in paint, ceramics, and other media, all on show for you.

Just click on the image above of Gary Pepper's painting Mr. Majestic to see images from the exhibition.

More Past Exhibitions

Christmas Open

Christmas Open As we were celebrating our twenty fifth year in Seel street we thought we would set a 'silver' theme to last years Christas exhibition.

This exhibition celebrated the longest continuous period of operation that the Academy has had in its two hundred year history. It was reopened in December 1988 by sculptor Arthur Dooley with the help of local businessman Allan Johnstone and June Lornie, since then thousands of artists from Merseyside and beyond have exhibited their work.

Click on the image above to see views of the exhibition.

Jill Zhang

Jill Zhang

An exhibition of work by Chinese artist Jill Zhang. Jill uses digital photography and the blending of images to create what is the digital equivalent of a sculptor's maquette. Using this as a basis she then painstakingly builds up the image putting layer on layer of oil paint onto canvas to produce a final translucent image which crosses time space and emotion Click on her image above to learn more about her and see samples from the exhibition.

Impasto Art

Umbrellas on the hill An exhibition of paintings by local artist Brian Beattie. Brian needs no introduction to regular vistors to the gallery through his mastery of impasto techniques, applying acrylic paint with a pallete knife, he gives all his works a style uniquely his.

You can see samples from the exhibition by clicking on the image above.