As a thank you for your invaluable support:

You have been granted exclusive access to our April - September 2019 programme of exhibitions and associated events ahead of the release of the What's On at the end of the month. Here's what you can expect:

Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture


Barbara Hepworth (1903 - 1975), Sculpture with Colour and Strings, 1939 - 1961 © Bowness

This exhibition will explore how artists have used line in both drawing and sculpture. Guest Curator Caroline Worthington (Director, Royal Society of Sculptors) will use twentieth century sculptures from The Ingram Collection placed alongside contemporary drawings from the Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS) members. The RSS is based at Dora House, South Kensington and is an artist led, membership organisation. They lead the conversation about sculpture today through exhibitions and events for all.
15 June 2019 - 25 August 2019 in the Main Gallery

Associated events

Drawing a Line into Sculpture
In Conversation: Caroline Worthington and Jo Baring
Tues 18 June at 1.00pm
Join Guest Curator Caroline Worthington (Director, Royal Society of Sculptors) and Jo Baring (Director/Curator of The Ingram Collection) for an informative discussion exploring the relationship between the separate but connected acts of sculpture and drawing. Through an exploration of key sculptural figures from the twentieth century such as Barbara Hepworth, Reg Butler and Anthony Caro, Caroline and Jo will explore how sculptors use drawing as part of a preparatory process. Parallels will be drawn between the transformative aspects of both media and the practical and intellectual connections that continue to bring drawing and sculpture together in the twenty-first century.
£10 Adults | £8 Friends

NEW!
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour
Wed 3 July 2019, 10am
Join a member of the Exhibitions Team before The Lightbox is open to the public for a private tour about the works within the exhibition and how it was curated. Advance booking required.
£10 Adults | £8 Friends

Audio Described Tour and Workshop
Visually impaired visitors are invited to join us for an audio described touch tour, followed by a hands-on creative workshop inspired by the exhibition. Limited spaces available. Advance booking required. Sighted companions and guide dogs are welcome.
Tour inspired by: Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture
Thurs 20 June, 10.30am – 12.30pm
£4 Adults | Free for Care Givers
To book please contact Heather Thomas at h[email protected] or call 01483 737815.
Audio Described Tours are kindly supported by Woking Specsavers.


Burning Bright: The Scottish Colourists


La Châtelaine, c. 1930 JD Fergusson Courtesy of Perth Museum & Art Gallery

This new exhibition will bring together the significant works of Scottish Colourists S. J Peploe (1871 – 1935), J. D Fergusson (1874 – 1961), G. L Hunter (1877 – 1931) and F. C. B Cadell (1871 – 1935). The works will include paintings and drawings which represent all of the favoured subjects of the artists such as still-life, interior scenes, landscapes and portraiture. The Scottish Colourists were among the first British artists to get to grips with the radical new trends in painting which emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century. They loved to travel and this will be reflected in their depiction of bright and beautiful European destinations.
7 September 2019 - 12 January 2020 in the Main Gallery

Associated events

John Duncan Fergusson: Craving Colour
Thursday 12 September, 7.00pm
Join art historian Sheila McGregor as she takes us on a journey through the life and work of John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961), the most internationally recognised of all the Scottish Colourists. She will explore his involvement with Fauvism, the war paintings he made in 1918, his support for Scottish nationalism and his lifelong romantic and creative partnership with the dancer Margaret Morris. It’s the story of a man whose life was every bit as colourful as his painting.
£10 Adults | £8 Friends

Fundraising Event
Samuel John Peploe: A Distinct Vision
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 7.00pm
The Scottish Colourists are among Scotland’s most cherished artists. The group were among the first to introduce the intense colour of the French ‘les fauves’ (the wild beasts) movement into Britain in the 1920s. All of the artists were influenced by French painters including Manet and the later Impressionists, Cézanne, Matisse and the fauves. All of these influences subtly shaped their output while they also drew heavily on their Scottish artistic heritage. Guy Peploe, Managing Director of The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, is the acknowledged expert on his grandfather's work, S. J Peploe. He has written and lectured extensively on S. J Peploe and has published articles on F. C. B Cadell and Scottish art in general. He regularly contributes to television and radio. He will also discuss the activities of the group and provide insight into the private and public personalities of the artists.
£20 Adults
All proceeds go to The Lightbox charity, registered no: 1073543

NEW!
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour
Wed 11 September 2019, 10.00am
Join a member of the Exhibitions Team before The Lightbox is open to the public for a private tour about the works within the exhibition and how it was curated. Advance booking required.
£10 Adults | £8 Friends

Audio Described Tour and Workshop
Visually impaired visitors are invited to join us for an audio described touch tour, followed by a hands-on creative workshop inspired by the exhibition. Limited spaces available. Advance booking required. Sighted companions and guide dogs are welcome.
Tour inspired by: Burning Bright: The Scottish Colourists
Thurs 12 September, 10.30am – 12.30pm
£4 Adults | Free for Care Givers
To book please contact Heather Thomas at [email protected] or call 01483 737815.
Audio Described Tours are kindly supported by Woking Specsavers.


The Ingram Collection: St Ives


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) Untitled I (View of St Ives) 1943 Pen ink and watercolour on paper  Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust 2018 (002)

Using The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art, the exhibition will explore the impact of the fishing town of St Ives in West Cornwall, which became a centre for modern and abstract developments in British art from the 1940s to the 1960s. The exhibition will feature works by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Paul Feiler, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon and Bryan Wynter. This group show of works by artists from The St Ives School also marks 125 years since Ben Nicholson’s birth in 1894.
6 April 2019 - 23 June 2019 in the Upper Gallery

Associated event

A New Movement - Where did drawing take Barbara Hepworth?
Thursday, 9 May 2019, 7.00pm
For Barbara Hepworth, drawing was 'a particularly exciting adventure' – a practice intimately connected to her sculpture and to the way she understood the world around her. Michael Bird discusses the different dynamics of Hepworth's abstract and figure drawings, their roots in the ideals of twentieth century modernism, and their place in the new landscape of post-war Britain. Michael Bird is a writer, art historian and broadcaster. He is Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Exeter.
£10 Adults | £8 Friends


Woking College 12th Annual Art and Design Show


Louie Norman, Woking College Show 2018 © The Artist

This exhibition will showcase the next generation of local creative artists featuring work from the Visual Arts Department at Woking College.
27 June 2019 – 7 July 2019 in the Upper Gallery, Education Studio and corridors


The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours


'Castle on the Hill', 38x56cms, Rosa Sepple © The Artist

This exhibition celebrates the very best of contemporary watercolour. Since its foundation in 1831, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) has promoted the essentially English art of watercolour. The RI is one of the oldest and most respected watercolour societies in the world. In 1883 Queen Victoria granted the Institute a Royal Warrant, today Her Majesty the Queen is Patron and HRH Price of Wales is an Honorary Member. Formed to exhibit the best of progressive watercolours, the RI showcases a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of the medium to the more experimental and innovative paintings. All the paintings will be available to purchase.
13 July 2019 - 20 October 2019 in the Upper Gallery


Event bookings will open online, by phone and in person at Reception from 25 March 2019. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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