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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.



The Cornerstone Gallery proudly presents the work of Enzo Marra and Tom Palin

Exhibition : 24th October - 24th November 2016

Private View: Thursday 27th October 6-8pm 

The Cornerstone Gallery presents two artists who have been paired for the first time. Both artists clearly enjoy the materiality of paint which is at times, rooted within figuration yet not overtly representational. Marra's work often looks toward the artworld and the art historical for key references whilst Palin's work contains a gradual layering of paint which often eschews the figure and narrative in favour of a 'concern for the fundamental constituents of the painted object : surface, vehicle, support, and time'. Marra is currently exhibiting as part of John Moores Painting Prize, Liverpool and studied MA Painting at University of Brighton. Tom Palin exhibited two works at London's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2016 and is currently studying for a PHD at The Roral College of Art, London. Tom also teaches Fine Art at Leeds College of Art.


Tom Palin 'It Came From Outer Space'  - Oil on Oak Panel

It came from outer space


Enzo Marra - 'Bruce Nauman'  - Acrylic on Canvas 

 'Bruce Nauman'Acrylic on canvas 15 x 20cm

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

T: 0151 291 3997