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Rolf Harris retrospective for Liverpool gallery

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Media captionRolf Harris says the staging of the exhibition is an ''absolute thrill''

The largest retrospective of Rolf Harris' paintings to date will be staged at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool this summer.

The exhibition will include works from TV shows including Rolf Harris' Cartoon Time and Rolf On Art, ranging to his 2005 portrait of the Queen.

"To see so many of my life's endeavours together in one exhibition is hard for me to believe," Harris said.

Image caption Rolf Harris painted a portrait of the Queen in 2005 as part of her 80th birthday celebrations

Titled Can You Tell What It Is Yet?, the exhibition will open on 19 May.

The Walker, which describes itself as "the national gallery of the north", has a collection that includes works by Michelangelo, Picasso, Turner, Cezanne and Degas.

Curator Charlotte Keenan said Harris' "enduring popularity is testament to a man who has entertained generations with his infectious love of art and music".

The 81-year-old artist, musician and entertainer has previously had paintings exhibited in the National Gallery in London and the Australian National Portrait Gallery.

The Liverpool exhibition will also feature memorabilia from Harris' life and career, including his didgeridoos, wobble-boards and paint-splashed jeans. They will be on show until 12 August.

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