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.
Your Gallery: An Exhibition of Paintings chosen by You, until spring 2017
Talks, Tours and Activities
Every Tuesday, 2pm – 3.30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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