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Welcome to the Cornerstone Gallery


Where practice and exhibition are placed at the forefront of the visual arts debate in Liverpool

The Cornerstone Gallery is located in and above the large main entrance to Liverpool Hope University’s city centre arts campus, The Cornerstone. The philosophy of the Gallery is to act as a platform to exhibit nationally and internationally established artists alongside new and emerging visual practitioners; to provide insights into artistic practice and process at differing stages of development.

The curatorial approach is designed to engage and promote discussion within the wider cultural life of the city and contribute pedagogically to visual and contextual studies for students.  The Gallery aims to inform, stimulate and challenge.

Exhibitions have included work by Adrian Henri, Stuart Sutcliffe, Paula Rego, Eileen Cooper, Alan Davie, Terry Duffy, Martin Greenland, Lisa Milroy, John Hoyland, prisoners in HMP Liverpool and that of newly emergent artists.

Artists and curators are always welcome to submit new and interesting proposals.


Current Exhibition 


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Exhibition Open 5th July to Friday 10th October 2014 

Private Viewing: Wednesday 16th July, 6-8pm. Free event, all welcome.

The Cornerstone Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be ten years young this Summer.

To mark this occasion the Cornerstone is presenting an anniversary exhibition titled TEN, starting on Saturday 5th July until Friday 10th October 2014 to coincide with the Liverpool Independents Biennial.   

The Gallery has hosted seventy-three exhibitions within the last ten years. These exhibitions include the annual Liverpool Hope University Fine & Applied Arts Degree Shows, the Pre-paid Charity Postcard Exhibition and Auctions as well as outcomes from International Residences here at the University.

Degree Show and Pre-paid events aside, over two hundred national and international artists have exhibited within a dynamic, interesting and specifically curated exhibition programme within the last ten years and the Gallery is proud to present sixty-seven of these artists to celebrate this event. 

If you would like to know more on our previous exhibitions please visit our Previous Exhibitions page for a comprehensive programme list and access the individual exhibition handouts that accompanied the shows.


Exhibiting artists:

Sue Aigelsreiter, Richard Ashworth, Martha Atienza, Richard Bannister, Corrie Barclay, Nicole Bartos, Bryan Biggs, Derek Boak, Michelle Burrows,

Margaret Cahill, Howard Coles, Constantine Soteriou, Peter Corbett, Pete Clarke, Derek Culley, Gina Czarnecki, Mathew John Deepack,

Bembol De la Cruz, Anne Desmet (RA), Sara Devoreux-Ward, Peter Dover, Janice Egerton, Tim Ellis, Franchon Frolich, Rebecca Gouldson, Roger Harvey,

Charlie Holt, Ghislaine Howard, Jane Hughes, Emily Johns, Becky Johnson, Barbara Jones, Jason Jones, Julie Jones, Michelle Jones-Hughes,

Selwyn Jones-Hughes, Vincent Lavell, Dave Lewis, Peter Lewis, John Maloney, Richard Meaghan, Cathy Miles, Frank Moore, Kaety Moore,

John M. Morrison, Raffy T. Napay, Tony O’Connell, Charlotte Owens, Jane Poulton, Roozbeh Rajaie, Paul Riley, Arthur Roberts, Wayne Robinson,

Jacqueline Scholes, Colin Serjent, Tony Smith, David Stanley, Steve Strode, Terry Sullivan, Rachel Sweeney, Nick Sykes, Jason Thompson, Fiona Ward,

Claire Weetman, Alan Whittaker, Elizabeth Willow, McCoy Wynne.




The Map Project

(Located in the Cornerstone ground floor corridor)

 Exhibition open 16th July to 29th August 2014


Liverpool Hope University is pleased to present The Map Project, an international community and collaborative touring exhibition that is gaining momentum as it tours Europe.

Exploring a personal perception of HOME, whether it is geographical, cultural, historical or simply relaying an experience of landscape, immediate environments and changing seasons, the Map Project has brought together eighteen artists from Croatia, Montenegro, Australia and the UK to creatively connect textile practices through the experience and perceived impact of what HOME means to them individually.

The project bridges international boundaries and is creating new friendships, working partnerships, through the exchange of skills and exchange of knowledge. 

The Map Project has been self-funded since it commenced in Merseyside in June 2013. It was first exhibited in Montenegro in May 2014 and later in Croatia in June.

Each group of four to five artists, have created a single topographical map approximately 1.5m squared using materials, techniques and styles of their choice.

The 18 artists are:

Stanka Antanasijević (Montenegro), Nina Dragan Belić (Croatia),

Julie Armstrong (Australia), Yvonne Body (UK), Christina Fardell (Croatia), 

Kjell (Australia), Mirjana Konta (Croatia), Deborah Leser (Australia),

Viv Netherwood (UK), Vahida Hasanagic Nimanbegu (Montenegro),

Marija Papac (Croatia), Sonja Privrat (Croatia), Judhit Railton (UK)

Renata Mašanović Rijavec (Montenegro), Adriana von Runic (Australia),

Helen Smith (UK), Istra Toner (UK), Milena Vladisavljević (Montenegro)


The Map Project welcomes applications from new international artists with an intention to widen cultural partnerships through the exchange of skills and knowledge on a global scale.

For further information about the project please visit: Or contact :



Gallery Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Free Admission (On weekends, inform Main Lodge on entry to Campus)

The Cornerstone Gallery
Liverpool Hope University
The Creative Campus
17 Shaw Street
L6 1HP

T: 0151 291 3997