New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

Previous themed exhibition in 2009

Gallery


15 objects ranging from 1902 to 2006 owned by Leicester Arts & Museum Service form the basis of this exhibition; New Walk Museum & Art Gallery and Leicester Society of Artists have collaborated on this  project to celebrate the first 125 of Leicester Society of Artists.The exhibition is divided into 5 sections, respresenting the 125 years that the Society has exhibited in Leicester at this purpose built museum and art gallery. The exhibition is full of surprising takes on the original objects in media ranging from metals to oil paint.

Section 1: 1885 - 1910

Painting by Wilmot Pilsbury

Left: Wilmot Pilsbury, A Worcestershire Cottage, 1902, watercolour.  Collection: Leicester Arts & Museums Service

The works chosen for focus include:

Wilmot Pilsbury, A Worcestershire Cottage, 1902, watercolour

This rarely seen watercolour by Wilmot Pilsbury, the first headmaster of Leicester School of Art and early President of the LSA, kindly put on display for the run of the exhibition.

Ernest Gimson doorsLeft: Ernest Gimson, Cabinet Door, Early 20th century.Collection: Leicester Arts & Museums Service

Ernest Gimson, Cabinet Door, Early 20th century

Wallace Martin, Tobacco Jar [in the shape of an owl], early 20th century stoneware.


Section 2: 1911 to 1935

Edward WadswortLeft: Edward Wadsworth, Rue Fontaine de Caylus, Marsellies, 1924, tempera on panel. Collection: Leicester Arts & Museums Service

Edward Wadsworth, Rue Fontaine de Caylus, Marsellies, 1924, tempera on panel

Unknown Maker, Novelty Handbag, 192o's to 1930's cotton & Celluloid with plastic handle

Lyonel Feininger, Street under a Bridge, 1915, woodcut





Section 3: 1936 to 1960

Henry Moore, Reclining Female Figure, 1938, bronze

John Piper, Dereclict Cottage, 1940,oil on linen

Pablo Picasso, Four enlaced profiles, 1949, ceramic plate

Section 4: 1961 to 1985

Frank W Johnson

Left: Frank W Johnson, Portrait of Paul Oxford, 1976, ©Estate of the late Frank Johnson. Collection Leicester Arts & Museums Service

Frank W Johnson, Portrait of Paul Oxford, 1976,

Derrick Greaves, Studies from Hiroshige II, 1974,acrylic on canvas

F E McWilliam, Survivor, 1974-76, bronze



Section 5: 1986 to 2010

Sculpture by Rebecca Newnham

Left:  Rebecca Newnham, Lotus, 2006, ©Rebecca Newnham, Collection: Leicester Arts & Museums Service

Rebecca Newnham, Lotus, 2006

Carrie Anne Funnell, Glass Platter, 2002, glass

Kirti Mandir, Torso, 1988



Carrie Anne FunnellCarrie Anne Funnell, Glass Platter, 2002, glass, Collection: Leicester Arts & Museums Service






Kirti Mandir

Left: Kirti Mandir, Torso, 1988, ©Kirti Mandir, Collection Leicester Arts & Museums Service