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Launch of the print exhibition

Art GalleryPosted by Communications Officer Mon, January 30, 2017 15:02:08


Launch of the print exhibition on 28th January 2017

‘Images from the Stone’

Lithograph printing

All the prints in this exhibition are lithographs. Lithography is a printing process based on the fact that grease and water don’t mix. Lithography was invented in the late eighteenth century, initially using limestone as the printing surface. The image is applied to a grained surface which was traditionally stone, but is now more usually aluminium. To create the image a greasy medium is utilised, such as a greasy ink called ‘tusche’, but crayons, pencils, lacquer and synthetic materials are also used. The printing surface is kept wet, so that a roller prepared with oil-based ink can be rolled over the surface, and the ink only sticks to the grease-receptive image area. Paper is then placed against the surface and the plate is run through a press.

Gifted and purchased prints from the Redfern Gallery

The lithograph prints have been chosen from a collection of prints 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. Dr. Robert Absalom, the curator of Newport Museum, purchased the collection from New Zealand-born Sir Rex Nan Kivell who was the Managing Director of the Redfern Gallery. Research shows that Absolom purchased 28 lithographs, with which he aimed to make Newport Art Gallery’s collection more relevant to post-war Britain. The museum’s ‘accession day book’ shows that 13 lithographs, 9 wood engravings and 28 linocuts had been included as a gift. It seems surprising today to find that a print by a highly regarded artist such as Graham Sutherland was gifted with the purchased items. However, by the 1950s many of the artists’ work was not as collectable and as highly regarded as it is today.

The Artists in the Exhibition are:-

Mabel Alleyne (1896-1961): Road menders, gifted

Michael Ayrton (1921–1975): Siesta, purchased

Marc Chagall (1987-1985): Le Coq, purchased

Robert Colquhoun (1914–1962): Sleeping Figure, purchased

Raoul Dufy (1877–1953): La Mer, purchased

Max Ernst (1891–1976): Etoile de Mer, purchased

Kathleen Gardiner: The Sunbather, gifted

William Gear R.A. (1915-1997): Composition Yellow and Green, purchased

P. Jeremy: Thelka Warthog, gifted

Henry Spencer Moore (1898 –1986): Two figures and sculpture, purchased

John Piper (1903–1992): Stone Wall Anglesey, purchased

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973): Design for the Ballet 'Tricorne', purchased

Michael Rothenstein R.A. (1908–1993): Signals, gifted

Alan Munro Reynolds (1926-2014): Moth Barn Sussex, gifted

William Scott CBE RA (1913–1989): Harbour, purchased

Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903–1980): Articulated Forms, gifted

Julian Trevelyan R.A. (1910-1988): Forest, purchased

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876–1958): De La Berge De La Seine, purchased

Zao Wou-ki (1921–2013): Nature Morte, purchased

Related talks

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.





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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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Exhibition: Images from The Stone / Delweddau'r Garreg

Art GalleryPosted by Communications Officer Sun, January 22, 2017 11:15:50

Michael Ayrton (1921–1975): Siesta

You are invited to a launch of an exhibition of lithograph prints curated by the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

On Saturday 28th January

At 11.30am

Held in Newport Art Gallery,

Newport Museum and Art Gallery

John Frost Square, Newport NP20 1PA


A selection of prints chosen from a group of lithographs acquired by Newport Museum 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. Highlights include signed prints by Picasso, Chagall, Henry Moore, Max Ernst, William Scott and Graham Sutherland.

Marc Chagall (1987-1985): Le Coq, 1953_160

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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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