UPDATED: Linda McCartney Retrospective in Liverpool

A major retrospective of photography by Linda McCartney will be opening at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Linda Self Portrait

Exhibition update: Due to new government guidelines the Walker Art Gallery and the Linda Retrospective exhibition are closed. More Information here!

The Linda McCartney Retrospective curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, features more than 250 images, includes never before seen intimate family moments caught in Linda’s inimitable style of Christmas time, spent in Liverpool and Wirral. The exhibition features images of some of the most iconic artists and moments from the 1960s music scene, alongside intimate and arresting family portraits. The photographs capture the world as Linda experienced it, representing the people, places and landscape around her in her inimitable spontaneous and experimental style.

A wealth of ephemera and archive materials will also be displayed, including some of Linda’s journals from the 1960s and a number of her cameras. Contact sheets, Polaroids and sun prints all feature, demonstrating Linda’s creativity and interest in early and experimental photographic processes.

Her photographs taken in Liverpool feature some of the city’s most famous streets and landmarks. In order to avoid being recognised in public, Linda would often shoot the city through car windows, capturing interesting perspectives with great spontaneity. Windswept images of the family spending time together near the waterfront at Hoylake, Wirral, also feature.

Photo of Paul and Heather McCartney on the pier, Wirral.Taken in 1968 by Linda McCartney
On the pier. Wirral, 1968

We’re particularly looking forward to displaying a series of photographs taken in Liverpool and on the Wirral which haven’t been exhibited before. From Liverpool’s city centre streets, to Wirral’s coastal spots, it’s fantastic to see these familiar sights through Linda’s eyes.

- Sandra Penketh, Executive Director for Galleries and Collections Care at National Museums Liverpool

Listen to some of the musicians Linda photographed and feature in ‘The Linda McCartney Retrospective’ at The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

The Linda McCartney Retrospective
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
August 8th to January 10th 2021

Tickets: £9 adults / £8 concessions.
Children 6-17 years: £2 / Children aged 0-5 years go free.

Members of National Museums Liverpool receive free entry to the exhibition.

Purchase Tickets HERE!