19/1/23 - 28/1/23
The OUTPUT open returns, this time featuring six fantastic painters with connections to the Liverpool region: Louis Jeck Prestidge, Ryan Murphy, Anna Loy, Sarah Gilman, Luke George & Luke Skiffington. Painting is in rude health in Liverpool at the moment, and we’re delighted to bring together these artists, all at different stages of their career, whose work can further expose the depth and variety of creativity coming from the region.

Please note: This exhibition takes place at the Bridewell Studios & Gallery, which is situated at 101 Prescot St, Liverpool L7 8UL - just opposite the old Royal Hospital - while our Seel St. site is closed for a bit of a facelift. The Bridewell is closed Monday to Wednesday. Opening hours Thursday - Sunday are 12pm - 4pm.

Occupying an old police station (complete with cells) since 1976, the Bridewell offers affordable studio rent and gallery hire. Following a recent refurbishment of their main gallery, the Bridewell has re-established itself as a vital part of our contemporary arts scene with a series of exhibitions from emerging and mid-career artists.

The exhibition kicks off with a Private View at 6pm on Thursday, January 19th and continues until January 29th.

Keep scrolling to meet the artists...

Works by Louis Jeck Prestidge & Ryan Murphy

Works by Luke Skiffington, Anna Loy, Luke George & Louis Jeck Prestidge

Works by Louis Jeck Prestidge, Ryan Murphy & Sarah Gilman

Portrait of M. Duchamp (after Duchamp)
Luke Skiffington

Reproduccion de Las Meninas (series)
Sarah Gilman

Anna Loy

Works by Luke Skifington, Anna Loy & Luke George

Portrait of Michaela Coel
Anna Loy

Le Bain d'Edwyn Collins
Ryan Murphy

Brigading, Unruly
Luke George

Space Unknown
Louis Jeck Prestidge

In his highly precise and skilled paintings, Louis playfully explores a subjects and imagery appropriated from film and TV history, including the artefacts of this research - such as VCR timecodes, and image distortion. In adapting scenes from his own self-filmed video works, Louis additionally casts himself in his paintings alongside historical and cultural figures like Toyah Wilcox and John F Kennedy, exploring a relationship between media, memory and how we view ourselves. Louis graduated from Wirral Met College in 2017 and he was recently a part of the exhibition Refractive Pool at the Walker Art Gallery.

Instagram: @louisjeck1988

Anna’s self-taught artistic practice has run concurrently with her musical interests; she currently studies trombone at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has always been drawn to portraiture as a subject, and the challenge of capturing someone’s essence and emotions through their face. Alongside her music studies, Anna began uploading her work to TikTok and repeatedly went viral with videos sitting at over 1 million views. This has led to prints and commissions from the UK and worldwide, and a recent project with Tate Gallery.

Instagram: @zfrica_art

Luke Skiffington’s distinctive paintings explore the boundaries between technology and the individual. Luke repeatedly returns to the subject of the first computer generated animation of a human face (made in 1974 by Frederic Parke), which often meet the viewer’s gaze atop sculptural ‘bodies’ in the gallery space. Other sculptural and installation elements are complemented by large-scale canvasses depicting abstracted window frames and other suggestions of the urban environment. These fictive, oddly familiar spaces become a space to consider the impact of colour and gestural mark-making. Luke studied at Goldsmiths and Chelsea College of Art, returning recently to Liverpool, and since exhibiting his work in Refractive Pool at the Walker Gallery, solo exhibition Telephonic Workshop at Mirabel Studios, Manchester and launching a project space, 50 MV.

Instagram: @luke_skiffington

Sarah’s painting practice explores the relationship between still life painting and  trompe l'oeil - a French term meaning ‘to deceive the eye’ which is used to describe paintings intended to fool the viewer into believing they are ‘real’ objects. Influenced by the paintings of 17th century still-life painters, such as Cornelius Gijsbrechts and Samuel van Hoogstraten, Gilman’s paintings wittily explore the quotidian life of the artist - creased pictures tacked up on studio walls, strips of masking tape and hard plastic chairs. Sarah studied Fine Art Painting (BA Hons) at University Centre St Helens and graduated in 2018 with First Class Honours. Since graduating she has exhibited widely both locally and nationally, is part of a number of private collections and was awarded First Prize at St Helens Open Arts Prize 2019.

Instagram:  @sarahgilman_fine_art_painting


Luke George’s large, experimental and complex paintings combine iconography with abstraction in shifting fields of dense mark-making, with a distinctively soft palette that makes them all the more inviting. Luke is currently studying towards an MA in Painting at the Manchester School of Art.

Instagram: @lukegeorgelukegeorgelukegeorge


Ryan’s exploratory practice takes inspiration from historical art movements and his relationship with music as a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. His highly colourful works toy with impressionism, minimalism, geometric abstraction and interpret musical concepts like rhythm, harmony and melody; the resulting compositions are balanced, lively and diverse with frequent references to the works of Matisse, Cézanne, Degas and other artists of their era. Ryan recently presented his first solo exhibition 'Les Fenêtres' at The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

Instagram: @ryanmurphytube