The Liverpool Academy of Arts

What's On

Drawing The Line

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

There are 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.

The exhibition will run from the 5th to the 18th July - Open Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 4pm.

What's Next

Our Next Open Exhibition - FINALE

LAA logo 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 will be our last exhibition here as we have to vacate the building at the end of August and our future still looks uncertain at the moment.

For our final exhibition we are holding an open exhibition but this time with no specific theme. The hand in date is Monday the 28th July. So, get working, choose your favourite subjects and style and show us your skills with colours, shapes, texture etc. in paint, sculpture, ceramics or any other medium of your choice.

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

Just click on 'Enter Open Exhibitions' on the left to learn more and to download an entry form.

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Recent Exhibitions


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.

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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.