To celebrate Bridget Riley's 90th birthday this year, this exhibition will explore the artist's love of sight and how it surprises us. Delve into the historical roots of Bridget Riley’s art and her working methods, through a selection of exemplary striped, curved, colour and black-and-white works.
Examples will be drawn from each decade – from the 1960s to the present day – with oils, prints and preparatory colour studies forming a medium scale retrospective that will explore the artist’s enduring exploration of colour, structure and perception.
Join us as we explore Riley's overarching campaign, undertaken over 60 years, to continually reveal fresh and new ways of seeing.
The Lightbox welcomes back the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham for an exhibition showcasing the very best artwork from MFA photography students. The UCA photography department has a reputation for educating some of the most innovative photographers of our time. This exhibition will offer visitors a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant and exciting works produced by emerging talent from the department.
8 January 2022 – 6 February 2022
Free Entry • £3 Suggested Donation
The first of its kind in over fifty years, this exhibition presents previously unrecorded works from Hubert Arthur Finney’s studio alongside the first-ever publication on the artist (1905-1991), based on his recently discovered autobiography.
Amongst Finney's most original and modern compositions are his interior and exterior views illuminated by artificial light – city streets and domestic interiors – which form a counterpoint to his more traditional gentle Berkshire and Surrey landscapes, painted preferably at dawn and dusk.
Initially studying painting under Amy Browning and Percy Jowett, and etching under Eric Gill, Finney went onto the Royal College of Art where he became a protégé of William Rothenstein. After this, he became a teacher himself working at Chelsea School of Art alongside Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.£7.50 Day Pass • Lightbox Members and Under 21s Free
Kristina Chan, the 2020 recipient of The Ingram Prize, explores narrative and place, evoking a felt history through printmaking, alternative photography, and sculpture. Each work tells a story, exploring our relationship with place, constructed through personal and collective experience.
Adrift is an exhibition and expansion on the themes explored by her winning/selected work Banksia Seeds and builds on inspiration found within the Ingram Collection; specifically, in the works of Charles Gunner and William Turnbull.
“For me, it has always been a question of re-routing, in this moment between before and after. It is still and waiting, anticipatory and held. It becomes its own type of landscape, of precipice.”
This collection began in the Blue Mountains, documenting the approach of the 2019 bushfires that ravaged New South Wales, Australia, where she witnessed nature’s capacity for renewal, regrowth, and resilience in the wake of natural disaster and human impact. In the following months, upon returning to the UK, it later evolved, taking on a wider meaning, representing the strength and perseverance not only within the landscape but ourselves.
To this effect, there are two stories being told – one is physical, tangible, and geographic. Another is metaphorical – how we approach the very idea of where we are and the stands we take when we near our edge.
4 December 2021 – 2 January 2022
Free Entry • £3 Suggested Donation
IBanner: Bridget Riley (b.1931), Red Movement, 2007, Oil on canvas. Photo © Southampton Museums, © Bridget Riley, 2020. All rights reserved.
To celebrate Bridget Riley's 90th birthday this year, this exhibition will explore the artist's love of sight and how it surprises us. Delve into the historical roots of Bridget Riley’s art and her working methods, through a selection of exemplary striped, curved, colour and black-and-white works. Examples will be drawn from each decade – from the 1960s to the present day – with oils, prints and preparatory colour studies forming a medium scale retrospective that will explore the artist’s enduring exploration of colour, structure and perception.
Join us as we explore Riley’s overarching campaign, undertaken over 60 years, to continually reveal fresh and new ways of seeing.
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Featuring works by da Vinci, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, and more, the exhibition is the largest display of drawings from the collection in over twenty years.
Amassed by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dukes of Devonshire, the Chatsworth collection of Old Master Drawings comprises around 1,800 works by some of the most important artists of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.
Visitors to this exhibition will be able to view the selection of delicate drawings, which represents some of the highlights of The Devonshire Collections for the first time and exclusively, en masse.
Ticket Price: £7.50
This campaign will help raise awareness and demonstrate the art world’s solidarity with the cause whilst, at the same time, highlighting artists and artworks from The Ingram Collection that explore the current climate crisis.
The art world has the power to influence, galvanise and make a real difference. We aim to harness this power to save our most precious planet at this crucial and dangerous tipping point we find ourselves in.
For the sixtieth anniversary of WWF and in the year of COP26 (the UN Climate Change Conference), when the global conversation is centred around climate change and what we are doing to stop it, curatorial practice Artwise launches Art For Your World, an all-encompassing and inclusive project to raise money for WWF and awareness around the critical environmental issues of our time.
The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking is one of the most exciting cultural spaces in the South East. Three stunning galleries host a huge range of exhibitions, changing regularly.
The building is also home to Woking's Story, an interactive museum of the town's history. If you are visiting with children you will find plenty to keep them occupied with our hands-on activities and interactive displays. You can also enjoy a coffee and slice of delicious cake or lunch in our canalside Café. Afterwards you can browse for a special gift or memento of your visit in our Gift Shop.