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Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Caroline Johnson – A Life Drawing: An Artist’s Narrative

This accessible and inclusive exhibition traces the story of a mature artist through artworks, photographs, prose, music and video, up to and including her most recent works.

It travels from a child's view of life ('Playing in the Garden with Friends') and follows the new-found freedoms of a teenager in the Sixties to a more recent commentary on the world we live in. Pictures and text are used as a record, a travel journal and later as a tool to convey the artist's thoughts on current issues such as the environment, wealth, and consumerism. The video 'My Teenage Diary'  is a young woman's response to a pivotal period in her life. In the mid-sixties the continuing rise of a 'youth culture' meant that teenagers now had access to their own music, fashion and TV,  and they stood up for their personal beliefs and individuality. This is reflected through Caroline's readings, accompanied by artworks, photographs and music from the time.

Caroline Johnson grew up in Lancashire and studied Fine Art in Preston, Falmouth and Central St. Martin's, London. Her work has appeared in several publications, she's worked as Artist-in-Residence at rock festivals and Care Homes and collaborates as a documentary artist. She lived in France for twenty years, working on Public Art commissions. Caroline has had solo and group exhibitions in France and the North of England and continues to run workshops each summer in South-West France.

  • Dates
    Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024
  • Tickets

    Free, open to all. 

Additional notes:

 

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only if you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email info@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive, please contact our team on info@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk
  • Whilst some activities are offered free due to our current funding from ACE and HLF, we have introduced ‘pay what you can’ for some events with a suggested donation. We appreciate donations to ensure we can keep activities running in the future
  • Our events cancellation policy can be accessed here.

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Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Pop-Up Handling Sessions

This is a permanent event

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Guided Tour of the Museum

This is a permanent event

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Stephen Oldfield – Rossendale Ruins

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

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Saturday 24th February 2024

Films at The Whitaker

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Family Activities

Family Antics at the Museum

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Films at The Whitaker

SKINT Festival: Rocks

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Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

The Whitaker Artist Support Network

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Family Activities

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Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Liane Lang – Touch Stone

Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Caroline Johnson – A Life Drawing: An Artist’s Narrative

Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Free Entry

A celebration of Michael Davitt – Urban walk

Saturday 16th March 2024

Seasonal Events

A celebration of Michael Davitt, one of Ireland’s greatest patriots

Saturday 16th March 2024 – Sunday 17th March 2024

Free Entry

A celebration of Michael Davitt – Rural and Urban walk

Sunday 17th March 2024

Films at The Whitaker

SKINT Festival: Scrapper

Thursday 21st March 2024

Ticketed

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Wreath Making Workshop and Afternoon Tea – Mother’s Day Experience

Saturday 23rd March 2024

Page 1 2

Family Activities

Early Years Studio: Winter 2023/24

This is a permanent event

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Pop-Up Handling Sessions

This is a permanent event

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Guided Tour of the Museum

This is a permanent event

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Ruby Tingle Afterlife

Thursday 14th December 2023 – Sunday 10th March 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

New Graduate Award – Lucy Claire ‘Left for Ruins’

Thursday 14th December 2023 – Sunday 10th March 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Printing Workshop – Print your own tote bag

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Stephen Oldfield – Rossendale Ruins

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Creative Workshop for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Saturday 24th February 2024

Films at The Whitaker

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Thursday 29th February 2024

Ticketed

Family Activities

Family Antics at the Museum

Saturday 2nd March 2024

Films at The Whitaker

SKINT Festival: Rocks

Thursday 7th March 2024

Ticketed

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

The Whitaker Artist Support Network

Thursday 7th March 2024

Ticketed

Family Activities

Create a ‘Zine!

Saturday 9th March 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Liane Lang – Touch Stone

Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Caroline Johnson – A Life Drawing: An Artist’s Narrative

Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Free Entry

A celebration of Michael Davitt – Urban walk

Saturday 16th March 2024

Seasonal Events

A celebration of Michael Davitt, one of Ireland’s greatest patriots

Saturday 16th March 2024 – Sunday 17th March 2024

Free Entry

A celebration of Michael Davitt – Rural and Urban walk

Sunday 17th March 2024

Films at The Whitaker

SKINT Festival: Scrapper

Thursday 21st March 2024

Ticketed

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Wreath Making Workshop and Afternoon Tea – Mother’s Day Experience

Saturday 23rd March 2024

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