Photie Man: 50 Years of Tom Wood

Photie Man celebrates the internationally-acclaimed Irish artist Tom Wood (b. 1951), showcasing his iconic images of Liverpool and bringing together his work from across all decades; it’s the first major retrospective of Tom’s work in Liverpool.

Embraced locally as ‘photieman’, Wood has dedicated much of his career to the people and places of Liverpool and Merseyside to create an intimate, diverse and knowing portrait of the city and the surrounding area, and his pioneering photographs capture a definitive phase in the social and political history of the region. He is one of the most influential photographers working today.

Highlights include epic and renowned projects such as Looking for Love from the Chelsea Reach nightclub in New Brighton, and Wood’s widely-praised Bus Series (All Zones Off Peak). Unseen long-term studies of two major local institutions like Cammell Laird Shipyard feature alongside his images taken around the city’s football grounds.

The exhibition also explores Wood’s use of found photographs and landscape photography taken in Ireland and North Wales, alongside never-before seen film work from the artist.

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Caption: Images (clockwise): Lads at Railings, Grimace Girl, Mirror Mersey. All © Tom Wood Archive, courtesy of National Museums Liverpool


Further information:
  • Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Location  Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
  • How to get there By train: Liverpool Lime Street – Wirral and national services, Moorfields station – Northern line services (Southport – Hunts Cross), Liverpool Central – Wirral and Northern line services; By car: the Walker is in the city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street Station – follow the directions to Liverpool Lime St station where there is a car park just opposite the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street; By bus: nearest bus stations are Queens Square bus station and Liverpool One bus station
  • Further information 0151 478 4199