Open 2 December -18 February 2017
From December, Kingston Museum’s Art Gallery will be hung to the rafters with paintings featuring the quintessential scenes, buildings and people of Kingston town and borough. From the 18th century onwards artists like Thomas Rowlandson, James Aumonier, Muirhead Bone, George Fisher Gilmour, Osmund Caine, Leo Duff and Ann Ryves have imaginatively interpreted the locality through ink and paint.
The exhibition also gazes back through the history of our Grade II listed Art Gallery, designed with built-in picture rails for hanging paintings. This toplit space has hosted hundreds of exhibitions and activities over the years, has seen groups like Kingston Camera Club and Thames Valley Art Society exhibiting with us for the last century, and has even done duty as the Local History Search Room.
On December 15, curator Charlotte Samuels talks about how the Heritage Service’s paintings collection has been built up over time, and on January 12 researcher Angela Songui discusses her fascinating new work on the Brill Collection. Thanks to the Friends of Kingston Museum we are able to add three new acquisitions annually to our Brill Collection.
Thursday 15 December
Building up our brilliant collection
Talk by Curator Charlotte Samuels about the development of Kingston Museum’s art collection and the story of the Art Gallery over the past 112 years. Call the Museum to book.
Thursday 12 January
The development of the Brill collection
Talk by researcher and volunteer collection manager Angela Songui about the development of Kingston’s Brill Collection over time, and the forces driving its progress and inevitable changes.
Where to find us
Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS
Phone: 020 8547 5006,
Open: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-7pm
George Fisher Gilmour, Nocturne (Market Place), Kingston, Surrey
1950s, Oil on canvas