ARTWORK OF THE MONTH
Free, everyone welcome
Still Life and Fruit, 1991, etching
Chosen by Sam Mace
The 2015 interventions into the Garman Ryan Collection will be a selection from a new substantial gift of artworks donated to The New Art Gallery Walsall by a private collector, Clive Beardsmore. Clive has a longstanding association with the Gallery, having early in his career served as an assistant to the then curator Michael Mosesson in the 1970s, at the time Walsall received Kathleen Garman’s gift.
Twenty of the 200 works received will be presented as interventions throughout the first and second floor galleries in 2015, in the themed Garman Ryan rooms, featuring works on paper by leading Modern British Artists such as Edward Bawden, John Bratby, Laura Knight, Graham Sutherland and Keith Vaughan, all artists previoulsy not represented in our collections. The Gift has enabled us to fill gaps and expand our holding of Modern British works in particular.