Professor Gill Clarke to discuss Bishop Otter art collection with Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

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Professor Gill Clarke is coming to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Friends’ programme of events.

In this fascinating talk Professor Clarke will discuss The Bishop Otter Art Collection, which comprises a wide range of important twentieth-century British art. Housed at the University of Chichester, this fantastic collection shares many similarities with Swindon’s modern collection. It includes works by significant British artists including Henry Moore, Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland.

Having recently completed an important catalogue ‘The Bishop Otter Art Collection: A Celebration’, Gill Clarke will discuss the collection’s exciting works and rich history, including the post-war context in which it was began, the philosophy behind it and the challenges it faced.

Professor Clarke is Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester and Guest Curator at the University’s Otter Gallery. She has previously worked with Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s curator on an exhibition ‘Women Artists: Power and Presence’.

The event will take place on Thursday 25 May 2017, from 7:30pm at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery.

Tickets can be purchased from www.friendsofsmag.org.

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