The Liverpool Academy of Arts


The reason for our late opening this year is that we have spent some time in January and February redecorating the front gallery as it was starting to look really sad.

Cat-Tastic Panorama

By clicking on the image on the left you can see a panorama of the latest exhibition and see what's been done. The magnolia and blue have gone, replaced by white and mulberry. The floor has been repainted and work done to stem the damp.

We hope you like it.

What's On


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

Nearly sixty Merseyside artists show us what cats means to them. We have 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.

It runs until March 13th - Open Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 4pm.

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Recent 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.

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.