Viewing Room - Staff Choice

On View: Barry Flanagan Monument

27th July 2023

Over the summer we will feature individual works beginning with this important sculpture by Barry Flanagan, Monument, 1995. Bronze, edition of 8. 64.2 x 31.2 x 33.5 cm.

Director’s Choice by Matthew Bradbury

17th August 2022

What better painting to highlight from the McDowall Collection at this time of year than August Image by Alan Reynolds.

Spotlight On: Graham Sutherland

10th August 2021

Peter Watson (1908-1956), the first owner of this study, was one of the most important cultural figures of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Spotlight On: William Greengrass & Edith Lawrence

4th March 2021

Here we focus on two artists, William Greengrass and Edith Lawrence, who were both at the heart of the Grosvenor School movement.

William Kentridge: Sleeper Series

31st July 2020

This week’s ‘Staff Feature’ is the Sleeper series by William Kentridge, chosen by Amy Tibble. “The ‘Ubu Tells the Truth’ etchings were the starting point for a theatre production ‘Ubu & the Trust Commission’ (1997). The Sleeper prints were made after the theatre production was completed. I had worked on…

Staff Feature: Brassai’s Fille de Joie, Quartier d’Italie, 1932

20th April 2020

This week Amy Tibble has chosen Brassai’s Fille de Joie, Quartier d’Italie, 1932. Given the name, ‘The Eye of Paris’, by Picasso and writer, Henry Miller, Brassai was fascinated with capturing the gritty underbelly of Paris.

Staff Feature: Lucian Freud – Bella, 1987

1st April 2020

Tania Sutton, a director at the gallery and member of staff for over 25 years, has chosen Lucian Freud’s portrait of his daughter, Bella.

Staff Feature: Cyril Power’s – The Eight

27th March 2020

During these very challenging times for all of us we thought we’d produce a weekly ‘Staff Favourites’ that we could share through Social Media and our own website.