UPDATED: Linda McCartney Retrospective in Liverpool
A major retrospective of photography by Linda McCartney will be opening at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Exhibition update: After the delayed opening the Linda McCartney Retrospective will open from August 8th to November 1st 2020 at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
The Linda McCartney Retrospective curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, features more than 200 extraordinary photographs, including a selection of images taken in Liverpool and on the Wirral which have never been on public display before. 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.
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.
The Linda McCartney Retrospective
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
August 8th to November 1st
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.