Victoria Gallery & Museum, L69 3DR
Date(s): 24/06/2023 - 31/12/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The University of Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery and Museum (VGM) presents Louise Waller – 20 Years of Clay, an installation celebrating this Liverpool artist’s two decades as a ceramicist.
This free exhibition opens on 24 June 2023 and runs until the end of the year.
For this show Louise has created a brand new collection of ceramics inspired by the type of designs she worked on back in 2003 when she graduated from Liverpool Hope University. Louise explains:
“This interests me as I am now better skilled to create some of the more ambitious designs that I wouldn’t have been able to make then. The work I created for my degree was mainly vases and tall jugs with interesting handles. I still have my old sketchbooks and have used them as a springboard for inspiration.”
Like many artists, Louise juggles her own creative practice with employment in related fields. It has resulted in rich and eclectic experiences as a freelance artist educator, running workshops and conducting gallery talks. All have contributed to her unique visual language.
Alongside working at Tate Liverpool for 18 years, Louise has been a Creative Apprentice Assessor, invited behind the scenes of museums, galleries, theatres and a whole array of creative workplaces across the North West. She’s also taught ceramics, art, graphics and computer games design.
Louise recently collaborated with the community of Prescot on a prestigious project to create almost 400 ceramic moneyboxes that are on permanent display in the box office of the new Shakespeare North Playhouse.
Mrs Nicola Euston, Head of Museums and Galleries at the University of Liverpool, comments:
We are pleased to celebrate Louise’s 20 years as a professional ceramics artist with this exhibition. She is a popular and respected figure in the cultural landscape of Liverpool and a very good friend to us here at the VG&M.
Louise is a Studio Member of Baltic Clay and is based at their premises on Regent Road, Liverpool L5.
Louise Waller – 20 Years of Clay is part of Independent Biennial 2023
About the artist: Louise Waller
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