Sally Foster
  • Tuesday 17 September 2013

    Last days: Quilts 1700-1945

    Quilts stimulate memories of warmth, comfort and security. They are familiar objects, yet carry a range of hidden histories and untold stories about textiles, women’s creativity and individual families. British quilts were often…

  • Thursday 29 August 2013
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    Highlight: Two lithographs (after Degas)

    The Gallery has been honoured with the generous gift of four works on paper, including two lithographs after Edgar Degas (1834–1917), from the Margaret Olley Art Trust. These prints introduce two themes of interest…

  • Friday 23 August 2013

    The Quilt

    There is something about quilts that inspires an emotional and very personal response, and through-out the exhibition ‘Quilts 1700-1945′, you can hear visitors talking about people and objects from their childhoods that have…

  • Friday 16 August 2013

    Highlight: The Americans

    Walker Evans American Photographs and Robert Frank The Americans, two of the most important and influential North American photography books were recently acquired for the Gallery’s Research Library Collection with the generous support…

  • Friday 16 August 2013

    Ever Present

    The speed with which photography spread across the globe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would change how the world was perceived and recorded forever. Our new exhibition explores the Gallery’s…

  • Tuesday 6 August 2013

    Popular Prints and Patchwork in 18th – 19th century Britain

    In his political sonnet England in 1819 the English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) described King George III (1738-1820) as “an old, mad, blind, despised and dying king”. Working some 20 years…