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Claire Partington @ Walker Art Gallery

1 June 2022 - 31 March 2023

The Walker’s collections have inspired this major new commission, presented by the Contemporary Art Society.

Creating a strong link to the North West, the catalyst was the oil painting “Mr and Mrs William Atherton” by Arthur Devis (1712-1787). Claire Partington expands the domestic scene, creating a thought-provoking, earthenware figure group. The new work is on display with historic ceramics from our collections, which inspired it.

The artist also loaned two stunning new sculptures to the Walker. These link to one of the gallery’s most popular paintings, “Echo and Narcissus”, by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917). Referencing traditional ceramic forms, Partington re-imagines the story for our times.


1 June 2022
31 March 2023
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Walker Art Gallery