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What's On in March 2017

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Sat, February 25, 2017 12:29:28

WHAT’s ON IN MARCH 2017


NEW AT THE MUSEUM

Have a look at our new Museum entrance display. It features a ‘Star Objects’ trail and a selection of objects recently acquired by the Museum and Art Gallery.


EXHIBITIONS

Images from the Stone: An Exhibition of Lithograph Prints curated by the Friends of

Newport Museum and Art Gallery, until 3 June

Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, until spring 2017


TALKS TOURS AND ACTIVITIES

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…?

Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

8 March, 1pm - 1.45pm

Lunchtime talk: Looking after Museum Collections. Find out more about how Newport Museum and Art Gallery cares for the collections at this informal lunchtime talk.

14 March, 7pm-8.30pm (access before the talk from 6.30pm to 7.10pm)

‘The Mysterious World of Arthur Machen’, a talk by Godfrey Brangham, Secretary of The Friends of Arthur Machen. Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery visit http://fonmag.org.uk/. Free for members, £2.00 for non-members.

15 March, 1pm – 1.30pm

Lunchtime tour: Introduction to the Museum Collections. Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends visit http://fonmag.org.uk/.

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage





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What’s on in February 2017

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Mon, January 30, 2017 14:19:02

What’s on in February 2017

New at Newport Museum and Art Gallery


Come and see our new entrance display from 21 February. It features a ‘Star Objects Trail’ and showcases the Museum and Art Gallery’s recent acquisitions.

Exhibitions

Images from the Stone: An Exhibition of Lithograph Prints curated by the Friends of

Newport Museum and Art Gallery, until 3 June

Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, until spring 2017

Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…?

Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

8 February, 1pm - 1.30pm

Lunchtime talk: Images from the Stone. Join the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery for this informal talk complementing the temporary exhibition of lithograph prints. Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

14 February, 7pm – 8.30pm (access before the talk from 6.30pm to 7.10pm)

The Art of Printmaking. A talk by Peter Williams, Head of Print, Carmarthen College of Art and Chair of the 56 Group Wales. Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends visit http://fonmag.org.uk/ . Free for members, £2.00 for non-members.

17 February, 11am – 11:30am

Art Store Tour. Why not venture behind the scenes of Newport Museum and Art Gallery and peak into some of the art stores? Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please e-mail museum@newport.gov.uk to book or for further information.

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage



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WHAT'S ON IN JANUARY

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Thu, December 29, 2016 12:15:56

WHAT'S ON IN JANUARY

New!

Images from the Stone: An Exhibition of Lithograph Prints curated by the Friends of

Newport Museum and Art Gallery, 21 January to 3 June

The exhibition features prints from the collections of Newport Museum and Art Gallery which were obtained from the Redfern Gallery in 1953. The Redfern Gallery was founded in London in 1923 as a small artists' cooperative, and is now one of the longest-established dealers of Modern British and Contemporary art in London. The Museum purchased 28 lithographs to make the collections more relevant to post-war Britain.

Lunchtime Tour: The Iris Fox collection

25 January, 1pm – 1:30pm Do you want to find out more about Iris Fox and her collection of decorative ceramics?

Join us for an informal lunchtime tour in the Fox Gallery.

Exhibitions

Respond by David Garner, until 14 January 2017

Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, until spring 2017

Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…?

Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

10 January, 7pm – 8.30pm (access before the talk from 6.30pm to 7.10pm)

‘Upland Archaeology in Gwent’, a talk by Frank Olding, Heritage Officer for Blaenau Gwent. Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends visit http://fonmag.org.uk/. Free for members, £2.00 for non-members.

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage



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WHAT'S ON IN DECEMBER 2016

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Tue, December 06, 2016 09:41:53

What’s on in December 2016


Newport Museum & Art Gallery Holiday Opening Times


Friday, 23 December 9.30am – 4.30pm Thursday, 29 December 9.30am – 5pm

Saturday, 24 December Closed Friday, 30 December 9.30am – 5pm

Sunday, 25 December Closed Saturday, 31 December 9.30am – 3pm

Monday, 26 December Closed Sunday, 1 January Closed

Tuesday, 27 December Closed Monday, 2 January Closed

Wednesday, 28 December 9.30am – 5pm

Exhibitions

Respond by David Garner, until 14 January 2017

Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, until spring 2017


Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…?

Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

6 December, 3pm – 4pm

Join the last 'Newport Museum's Down Your Local' session. Disappearing Newport - a chat about buildings that have gone (and a few that still remain).
At the Murenger Public House.

13 December, 7pm – 8.30pm (access before the talk from 6.30pm to 7.10pm)

‘The Langstone Cup and its Relevance to the Silures’, a talk by Adam Gwilt, Principal Curator - Prehistory, National Museum Wales. Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends visit http://fonmag.org.uk/. Free for members, £2.00 for non-members.

14 December, 1pm – 1.45pm

Lunchtime Talk: Looking after Museum Collections

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage



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What's on in November 2016

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Tue, November 01, 2016 12:26:22

What’s on in November 2016

New at Newport Museum and Art Gallery!

Respond by David Garner, 4.11.2016 – 14.1.2017

In Respond, David Garner presents two works that are intrinsically linked and inspired by a coin in the Museum’s Chartism exhibition engraved with the words 'Frost' and 'set him free'. Pennies for the People (2015) is a chandelier, a symbol of decadence and associated with opulent lifestyles, however in this instance it is constructed from coins with a monetary value of a mere £11.52. Presented in the Art Gallery is Call and Response (2015), a video inspired by the one-off installation Pennies for the People, with the improvised harp response by Rhodri Davies at the Chartist Cave, Llangyndir.

Exhibitions

Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, until spring 2017


Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…?

Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

8 November, 7pm – 8.30pm (access from 6.30pm)

‘The Myth of the Mari Lwyd’, a talk by Dr. David Howell, Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire. Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends visit http://fonmag.org.uk/. Free for members, £2.00 for non-members.

10 November, 4pm-5pm

Join us in the Art Gallery for Takeover Day Wales 2016, an initiative of Kids in Museums. Takeover Day Wales is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites.

23 November, 7pm-8.30pm (access from 6.30pm)

Talk by David Garner relating to the exhibition ’respond’. With a musical performance by Rhodri Davies. Please be aware that David’s Garner’s chandelier ‘Pennies for the People’ (2015) can only be viewed before the talk.

24 November, 11am – 11.30am

Art Store Tour. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please e-mail museum@newport.gov.uk to book or for further information.

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated



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What’s on in October 2016

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Fri, September 30, 2016 13:15:59




What’s on in October 2016


Don’t miss the Welsh Museums Festival – 22 to 30 October!


25 October: 11am – 2pm, Family crafts: Get ready for Halloween and

make a ‘Day of the Dead’ mask;

26 October: 11am – 2pm, make a poppy badge; organised by the

Newport Remembers project;

27 October: 3.30pm – 4pm, Art Stores Tour, booking is essential,

museum@newport.gov.uk

28 October: 1pm – 1.30pm, Transporter Bridge exhibition tour;

29 October: 11am – 11.45am, John Frost's Newport 1784-1840;

A tour of the Museum displays with Les James,

organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and

Art Gallery, http://fonmag.org.uk/


Exhibitions

Home Front - Newport during the First World War, until 29 October

By Level V Textile Group

Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, until spring 2017

Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…?

Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

4 October, 3pm – 4pm

Down Your Local; Penhow - Archaeology and History.

At the Murenger Public House

11 October, 7pm – 8.30pm (access from 6.30pm)

Talk; The Power of Prehistory - Caerau Iron Age Hillfort and the Dynamics of Community Archaeology by Dr. David Wyatt, Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History, Community and Engagement, Cardiff University. This talk has been organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends visit http://fonmag.org.uk/. Free for members, £2.00 for non-members.

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage



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What’s on in September 2016

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Sat, September 03, 2016 08:01:47

An example of the work created by Level V Textile Group

What’s on in September 2016

NEW!

Home Front - Newport during the First World War, 10 September – 29 October

By Level V Textile Group

In the centenary of the First World War there are many commemorations of the battles fought and the men who died. However, what is often overlooked is how this devastating war touched and altered everyday lives at home. This is the aspect of the First World War that Level V wanted to explore. Level V are a group of textile artists who came together while studying City & Guilds Creative Embroidery and this is the group’s first exhibition.

Exhibitions


Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, until spring 2017

Let’s Discover Food, until 3 September

Talks, Tours and Activities

Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…?

Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

7 September, 1pm – 1.45pm

Lunchtime Talk: Looking after Museum Collections

13 September, 7pm – 8.30pm (access from 6.30pm)

Gwent Archives Explained; a talk by Rhiannon Griffiths and Rhiannon Phillips (Conservator & Learning and Community Outreach Archivist). This talk has been organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends visit http://fonmag.org.uk/. Free for members, £2.00 for non-members.

21 September, 1pm – 1.30pm

Lunchtime Tour: Newport Transporter Bridge exhibition

Museum& Art Gallery trails for children are available throughout the year.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage

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What's on in July 2016

GeneralPosted by Communications Officer Thu, June 30, 2016 06:59:29



What’s on in July 2016


New Exhibitions

Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, from 21 July

In June 2016 the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery invited the public to choose their favourite oil paintings from the Museum’s collections. Visitors were able to select from over 200 works in storage at the time. 34 people participated and selected the paintings on display in the ‘Your Gallery’ exhibition. The exhibition will be on display until 2017.

Let’s Discover Food, 16 July – 3 September

Find out more about food through the ages in this family friendly exhibition.

Exhibitions

The 1922 Newport Hospital Carnival, until 9 July

Talks, Tours and Activities

1. Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm

Remember when…?

Join Museum volunteer Peter Brown and share your memories of living in Newport.

2. 7 July, 1pm – 2pm

Talk by Richard Frame; The Thin Red Line - The 1st day of the Somme and the 2nd Mons.

Organised by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. To join the Friends please visit http://fonmag.org.uk/

3. 8 July, 1pm – 1:45pm

Lunchtime talk: Looking after Museum Collections

4. 27 July, 11am – 2pm

Family crafts: Gladiator Helmets

Sessions start at 11am, noon and 1pm. Spaces are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware that children need to be accompanied by adults. This event is part of the Festival of Archaeology.

Museum & Art Gallery trails for children are available during the summer holidays.

Exhibitions and activities take place at Newport Museum and Art Gallery and are free unless stated otherwise. For more information please visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage



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