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02 Jun 2022

Claire Partington at the Walker

Walker Art Gallery
Open Until November 2022

London-based ceramic artist Claire Partington is showing at the Walker for the first time. 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). 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 has 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. 

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Open Until November 2022