We look back on 2015 at The Lightbox and reveal what there is to look forward to in 2016.
It’s been a fantastic year at The Lightbox and a very busy one! We’ve had plenty of highlights including ‘Damien Hirst: New Religion’, ‘Warhol and the World of Pop Art’ and ‘The Horse at War’ which was highly commended in the ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ category in the Beautiful South Awards. We were equally delighted to acquire the Late Medieval Ring which was discovered in Woking earlier in the year, our Café was highly commended in the Surrey Food and Drink Awards 2015 and we put on our biggest Arts and Craft Fair yet. With 2016 just around the corner, The Lightbox is set to have its fullest and most exciting exhibitions programme to date.
Opening on 13 February 2016 is the unmissable exhibition ‘John Constable: Observing the Weather’, which examines Constable’s fascination with weather and its ability to change a landscape – both in mood and physical appearance. The show focuses on Constable’s unique ability to combine scientific observation with artistic skill in recording changes in weather phenomena.
Make sure to look out for the stunning photography exhibition ‘Tim Rudman: Iceland – An Uneasy Calm’, the fascinating ‘Camden Town Group’, as well as the family-friendly ‘The Story of British Comics so Far’. This exhibition invites you to take part in a fun and interactive journey through the past, present and future of this ever changing medium. In one exhibition you can travel back in time to see 3000 year old hieroglyphics, enjoy The Beano as well as explore the modern phenomenon of manga.
This is just a taste of what’s to come and with such a varied programme there really is something for everyone at The Lightbox in 2016!
Find out more about our upcoming exhibitions
Images: Banner image Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, from the Meadows, John Constable, 1831 © Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Corporation; Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead, oil on canvas, John Constable, 1819 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Kirkjufell © Tim Rudman. Selenium and thiourea toned silver gelatine print.