Artwork of the Month
A personal look at the Clive Beardsmore Collection

Saturday 13 December, 2pm

Merry Christmas!

A personal look at the Clive Beardsmore Collection


Join Collections Curator Julie Brown to explore the personal side of The Clive Beardsmore Collection in the 1st floor corridor, looking at a selection of festive cards as this month’s Artwork of the Month.


Free, no need to book, just turn up.


The Clive Beardsmore Gift: Interventions in the Garman Ryan Galleries exhibition

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.


Throughout a career which has encompassed working as a town planner, lecturer, assistant curator, occasional artist’s model, and continues as a professional historical researcher, Clive has been a long-term supporter of the Gallery, and now his personal collection finds a permanent home here.

Main image credit:  Paul Rumsey, Human Xmas Dinner, 1991, etching