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New Exhibition about to open

After a long build up, the time is finally here!

Liam Spencer – Painting from Life: Twenty Years and Counting

Opens on Friday evening 17th December at Touchstones, Rochdale 6-8pm.

All welcome to attend the exhibition opening. There is a 26 page exhibition catalogue available from the gallery priced £4.00, a set of 6 postcards (£3 I think) and 4 new limited edition prints available for the first time, priced between £175-£200. (click on the images below to see the prints)

Exhibition continues until 13th March 2011

Free Admission

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays 12 noon-4.30pm

Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade OL16 1AQ

Published: December 15, 2010
Category: News

Painting From Life:Twenty Years and Counting

Touchstones, Rochdale Art Gallery

18 December 2010 – 13 March 2011

“This exhibition is part retrospective, part new work. It features paintings from the past two decades, including Spencer’s early work, the panoramic landscapes for which he is well known and a significant new body of work exploring the varied landscapes of the Rochdale area”.

An exhibition catalogue will be available and new limited edition prints will be launched for the event . A number of the paintings in the exhibition are for sale.

Private View: Friday 17 December 2010 6pm – 8pm

Details about Touchstones, Rochdale can be found here

Here is a small selection of paintings from the exhibition. Click on the thumbnails for a better view.

Published: November 29, 2010
Category: News

Buy Art Fair

Buy Art Fair – Spinningfields, Manchester   28-31st October 2010

I’m exhibiting again at Buy Art Fair with Wendy Levy Contemporary Art. It’s a new venue for the event, and promises everything from the commercial to the controversial. There is an admission charge, but if you’re quick you can register for free tickets on the Buy Art website.

Here’s a selection of new paintings and drawings which are to be included. Click on the images for a better look.


Published: October 27, 2010
Category: News

London Calling Exhibition

After being exhibited in London, and before travelling to Tokyo and New York, this exhibition is on display for two weeks only at the See Gallery in Crawshawbooth, Rossendale.

It’s a tribute to Ray Lowry, the designer of the London Calling album cover, and contains the work of forty artists who were invited to interpret the album cover in any way they chose. The exhibition includes work by Tracey Emin, Billy Childish, John Squire, Harry Hill, Nick Hornby and Mick Jones, and also includes the famous Pennie Smith photograph of Paul Simenon smashing his bass which was used for the album cover. My contribution can be seen below.

London Calling, Manchester Listening

Liam Spencer Ink on Paper 2010

“I love the London Calling album. I listened to it a lot as an art student in the early 1980’s. Now I can’t really see it without thinking about its cover designer Ray Lowry.

I met Ray because he lived close to my studio in Rossendale, Lancashire. I was surprised to discover that the designer of one of the most iconic album covers of all time lived just down the road. He would call in on occasion to look at my paintings and chat, and I got to know him more after helping organise an exhibition of his work at the See Gallery shortly before his death.

I wanted to pay tribute to Ray and to Joe Strummer, both dearly departed. Two fine men, two real rockers and two damned fine quiffs.”

(With thanks to Andrew Farrington, whose wonderful photograph of Ray formed the starting point for this drawing).

Liam Spencer

Published: July 22, 2010
Category: News

“Urban” at West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Urban is an exhibition by artists who depict urban scenes. Work includes screenprints, wood engravings, paintings and digital prints by Liam Spencer, Anne Desmet, Emelbi and Clare Caulfield.

Exhibition preview on Friday 16th July.

All welcome.
Exhibition dates: 20th July to 12th August 2010.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10.30am-6.00pm Saturday 10.30am -3.00pm

More information at

Published: July 12, 2010
Category: News

Open Studios 12th and 13th June 2010

Prospect Studios, where I work  with printmaker Alan Birch and sculptor Jill Randall, will be opening its doors to the public for the weekend of 12th and 13th June.

It’s part of “Reveal” Rossendale Artists Open Studios.

8 venues and 28 artists.

Prospect Studios, 137 Burnley Road East

Waterfoot, Rossendale BB4 9DF

Tel: 07930 926 404

12th and 13th June, 11.00 am – 4.30pm

Published: May 25, 2010
Category: Exhibitions,News

new limited edition prints

I have a range of 6 new limited edition giclee prints available to purchase directly from my website. Please click here for more details.

Published: May 1, 2010
Category: News

New exhibition

Liam Spencer – Recent paintings

Philips Art Gallery,  Manchester

Hi everyone. You are welcome to attend a private viewing of this new exhibition. It’s a small space, so there are two  taking place. Take your pick! I’ll be there for both, hope to see you there.

Thursday 18th March 5.30-8.30 pm

Saturday 20th March 1-4pm

Work will be available for sale on receipt of the catalogue. You can download PDF versions of the catalogue and price list here.

Philips Art Gallery Catalogue

Philips Art Gallery Liam Spencer Price List 10-03

Hard copies of the catalogue are available from Philips Art Gallery.

Any problems with pdfs? Click here to see the paintings from the exhibition.

Exhibition dates are:

18th March – 17th April 2010

Tuesday – Friday 11am-4pm   Sat noon-4pm

Philips Art Gallery

14a Tib Lane, Manchester, M2 4JA

T  0161 834 6928     M 07968 047 224


Tib lane is off Cross Street, a couple of minutes from Albert Square. Not to be confused with Tib Street, which is some distance away!

Published: March 10, 2010
Category: Exhibitions,News

exhibition box set/catalogue

The exhibition at the See Gallery in Rossendale is now up and running, continuing until 3rd January 2010.

There are paintings of Manchester, Pennine Lancashire, Burnley football club, over-seas, Family and some new music related ink drawings. It’s a pretty comprehensive exhibition, some 77 pieces in total, and most of the work is for sale. ( A couple of treasured family paintings are on loan from our house!)

Several of the pieces included in the show can be seen here:

If you haven’t visited the exhibition yet, why not join us on Saturday 5th December for art, mince pies, mulled wine and coffee. Get an early start on that Christmas spirit! The gallery will be open from 10am until 4 pm, and I’ll be around if anyones wants to chat about art, football, music and the meaning of life.

To coincide with the exhibition, a box set/catalogue has been produced as a signed limited edition of 100. It contains a 28 page booklet, with texts, 13 colour reproductions and black and white illustrations. Also included is a set of 18 cards, 12×12 cms, 6 reproductions of paintings and 12 reproductions of ink drawings of album covers and musicians. There’s even a cd containing 42 illustrations of the album cover drawings which make up one of the large composite pieces in the exhibition. It costs £20, and is available from the See gallery. Contact details below:

The Seegallery

oddfellows hall, 1 binns street,

crawshawbooth, lancashire, bb4 8AA

thursday – sunday 10am-4pm   T: +44(0)1706 220269


Published: November 17, 2009
Category: News

new exhibition nov 09

New exhibition at See Gallery in Rossendale: 14/11/09 to 03/01/10

Urban landscapes of Manchester and Lancashire and musical icons.

See more images here

More details on 01706 220 269

Published: October 29, 2009
Category: Exhibitions,News

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