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5531332Why Look at Animals?
DateSaturday 20th May 2017 to Saturday 10th March 2018
DescriptionThis exhibition looks at our relationship with animals. John Berger argued in his 1977 essay Why Look At Animals?, that humanity has lost its contact with nature since moving into town and cities. We now tend to think of animals only as Zoo creatures, pets or food source. Artists from the early Victorian period to the present day have been aware of this change in perception and this exhibition presents a wide range of responses. Times vary. Please note: Our opening hours are changing. We will close on Sundays from 11 June and reopen on Sundays during the School Holidays.
Time(s)Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, May 21, 28, Jun 4, Jul 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, Sep 3, 11am-4pm, closed Dec 22-Jan 2
LocationAtkinson, The (Southport Arts Centre,Atkinson Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens Museum,Southport Library)
Telephone No. 01704533333
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Atkinson, The (Southport Arts Centre,Atkinson Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens Museum,Southport Library)
AddressLord Street
Telephone No.01704 533 333
Disabled facilitiesThe main entrance is flat, there are automatic doors and there are lifts to all floors.
There are accessible toilets available on all floors and the first floor accessible toilet has full adult changing facilities. This will soon be a registered Changing Places toilet.
An induction loop is set up on our Visitor Services counter and full infra red emitters in all our performance spaces
There is a portable induction loop available for any space in the venue
Tables and chairs in the café are free standing. Large print menus will be available on request.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
ParkingThe Atkinson does not have its own car park but due to being located in the heart of Lord Street, there is pay and display street parking that disabled drivers can use (please remember to show your blue badge). For full information on the parking zones available please visit the Sefton Council website
There is one blue badge parking space on Market Street, next to the old Carlton Hotel and on the corner of the Vincent Hotel (approx 5 minutes from The Atkinson). There are also two spaces on Eastbank Street (facing Superdrug)(approx 6 minutes from The Atkinson) .
Opening timesMonday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm
Late night opening on the 2nd & 3rd Thursday of every month
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Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 11am - 3pm
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