REALITY

'Consulting the Oracle' (2013), Caroline Walker (Detail). © Caroline Walke

Walker Art Gallery until 29th Nov 2015

Modern and contemporary British painting. Walter Sickert, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, LS Lowry, George Shaw, Alison Watt and John Bratby are just some of the artists who star in this stunning exhibition, which explores the role of painting within contemporary art. Six decades of British painting are represented by more than 50 works, united not only by the medium of paint but also the unique way the artist represents real life in modern Britain. This exhibition has a special connection to the Walker Art Gallery, home to the John Moores, the UK’s biggest painting prize. Many of the names in the exhibition are connected to the prize as past exhibitors and/or judges