Stanley Spencer, Walter Sickert, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley and LS Lowry: see the best of 20th-century British art at Rugby art gallery

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum prepares to open its latest exhibition, which includes every single work the gallery owns. ''Pictured: Jess Morgan (Senior Exhibitions Officer).
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum prepares to open its latest exhibition, which includes every single work the gallery owns. ''Pictured: Jess Morgan (Senior Exhibitions Officer).
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Rugby Art Gallery and Museum is displaying the nationally-renowned Rugby Collection in full for the first time.

Works by the likes of Stanley Spencer, Walter Sickert, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley, Eduardo Paolozzi and LS Lowry will be on show, along with paintings by other leading 20th-century British artists.

To add a further dimension to the exhibition, townspeople have also been involved with the show.

Members of an over-50s group have worked with the art gallery last year through the Talking Portraits project and put extended labels to be displayed by the works. Pupils from Hillmorton Primary School have also worked with artist Michaela McMillan to investigate other pieces from which they have constructed a children’s gallery trail workbook.

Cllr Heather Timms, who is responsible for the gallery, said: “I am sure Rugby people will be excited to rediscover their art collection through this exhibition and through the resources put together by the research projects.”

The Rugby Collection - The Complete Works continues until Saturday 23 June.