This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore artworks from The Ingram Collection whilst listening to audio recordings from the artists that created them, shedding new light on the fascinating personal experiences that shaped their lives, relationships and art.

43 works from The Ingram Collection will feature in the exhibition. The artists selected are some of the best known within the collection: Eileen Agar, Kenneth Armitage, John Bellany, Ralph Brown, Lynn Chadwick, Geoffrey Clarke, Ken Currie, Mary Fedden, Paul Feiler, Elisabeth Frink, Terry Frost, William Gear, Derrick Greaves, Patrick Heron, Josef Herman, Allen Jones, Bernard Meadows, Brendan Neiland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Leonard Rosoman, Carel Weight and Rosemary Young.

The recordings in this Lightbox exhibition are from Artists’ Lives, a National Life Stories project in partnership with the British Library

20 May 2017 – 30 July 2017
£4.50 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free

Listen below for a taster of what to expect at this exhibition:

Eileen Agar (1899-1991)

Eileen Agar discusses her strict upbringing by her mother and French nanny, and her childhood rebellious streak

Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993)

Frink reminisces about her earliest works - 'boring' childhood sketches.

William Gear (1915-1997)

Gear jokes about a classroom art competition in which he won a shilling for drawing a teacher's handbag.

Images: Eduardo Paolozzi outside his West End studio, c.1959. Photograph by David Farrell; Eileen Agar, 1899 - 1991, The Sower, 1937, Watercolour and gouache (c) The Estate of Eileen Agar. All Rights Reserved 2014, Bridgeman Art Library; Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A., 1930 - 1993, Baboon, 1990, Lithograph in colours on BFK Rives (c) The Frink Estate