Collection of art is back on show

MHRA-06-07-11 COLLECTION JUL03 (1) The Rugby Art collection, at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby. Pictured are Tammany Heap ( Admin Officer ) & Jessica Hartshorn ( Learning & Outreach Officer )
MHRA-06-07-11 COLLECTION JUL03 (1) The Rugby Art collection, at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby. Pictured are Tammany Heap ( Admin Officer ) & Jessica Hartshorn ( Learning & Outreach Officer )
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AN EXHIBITION of important works from the nationally known Rugby Collection of 20th century and contemporary British art is currently on display at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

The exhibition has been closed for a short while to allow new pieces to be displayed, and now also includes of work created by five schools from across Rugby who have used the portraits in the collection to inspire them.

The Art Gallery and Museum is also showing new work by award-winning British film artist Lindsay Seers.

The Rugby Collection was established in 1946 and now holds more than 170 significant paintings, drawings, prints and video works, including works by Paula Rego, Stanley Spencer, Walter Sickert, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley and L.S Lowry.

A selection of the works goes on show every spring at for an extended period.

There will also be an education area available all summer with lots of fun activities linked to the exhibition for all the family to enjoy.

Cllr Heather Timms, portfolio holder for culture at Rugby Borough Council, said: “Rugby is very proud of its British art collection and the annual exhibition is always eagerly awaited. It is particularly exciting this year to see new work go on show from a contemporary artist with such an impressive reputation.”

The exhibition is on now and runs to August 27 and admission is free.

For further information contact Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on (01788) 533 201 or ragm@rugby.gov.uk.

Alternatively, visit www.ragm.org.uk/exhibitions.