19 November 2016 – 21 January 2017
Alice returns from her wonderland, Jack scrambles back down his beanstalk and Shakespearean fairies emerge from their forests…
This is an exhibition inspired by storytelling: enchanting fables, exotic tales and personal narratives.
Throughout the winter months, visitors are invited to explore this exhibition, discovering an array of artworks that will fascinate and delight.
Exhibiting artists: Jac Balmer, Mychael Barratt, Mary Campbell, Val Jackson, Shirlee McGuire, Judy Musselle, Ruth Packham, Gill Smith, Steve Talbot, Mark Uttley and Louise Wood.
Opening event: Saturday 19 November. Visit to enjoy free, family friendly activities.
Image: Val Jackson
28 January – 25 March 2017
What do we think of when we hear the word geometry? A sharp shape and a clean line?
Works produced with a ruler and a steady hand certainly feature in this group show, but visitors will also discover pieces that play with the dynamic qualities associated with this ancient term.
The resulting exhibition is a celebration of shape, symmetry and pattern – the mysterious magic of geometry.
Exhibiting artists: Emma Bennett, Louisa Chambers, Damian Cruikshank, Stephen Cunliffe, Lisa Jones, Collette Lilley, Jim Milner, Arthur Roberts and Jason Thompson.
Opening event: Saturday 28 January. Visit to enjoy free, family friendly activities.
Image: Louisa Chambers, Guise
The Association of Illustrators’
World Illustration Awards:
1 April – 6 May 2017
We are proud to host this prestigious exhibition which brings together exceptional images created by artists from across the globe.
From self-initiated experiments, to the covers that entice us to read a particular book, this exhibition demonstrates that innovation in illustration has the power to persuade, excite and engage us all.
Image: Junilu Mala, Morning Malaise
Exhibition organised by the Association of Illustrators
The Reading Room, 1 April - 6 May 2017
Back by popular demand! In partnership with Waterstones, Ormskirk. Bring a book and swap it for another one, take a seat and stay with us a while.
Opening event: Saturday 1 April. Visit to enjoy free, family friendly activities.