The Likeness of Things: Baum, Cockrill, Henri, Walsh
Almost 2,500 people visited The Likeness of Things: Baum, Cockrill, Henri, Walsh at Kirkby Gallery.
On from Tuesday 10 May – Saturday 16 July 2022, the exhibition explored the work of four major artists who lived and worked in Liverpool from the 1960s. These four influential figures of the Merseyside art scene were John Baum, Maurice Cockrill, Adrian Henri, and Sam Walsh.
Visitors came from far and wide to see the show - from 600+ school children to former pupils of the artists themselves who taught at Liverpool School of Art. Many first-time visitors also came to see the exhibition.
The Likeness of Things: Baum, Cockrill, Henri, Walsh celebrated the work and friendship of this group who put Merseyside on the cultural map and who continue to inspire artists today.
The exhibition was a highlight of Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture and presented work from artists’ estates and private collections. Significantly it also displayed work from regional public art galleries and collections including the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum on the Wirral, The Atkinson in Southport, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum.
The exhibition was curated by Catherine Marcangeli, Estate of Adrian Henri, and Senior Lecturer in Art History, Paris-Cité University. An exhibition catalogue was also produced to accompany the show and was written by Catherine Marcangeli and is still available for purchase at Kirkby Gallery for £10.00.