Art Fund works go on show at Kelvingrove
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
- 25 October 2013
Two works bought with Art Fund support have gone on show at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, in the museum's first major redisplay since it reopened in 2006.
Fourteen new acquisitions have gone on show in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow Style Gallery, including two significant works bought with help from the Art Fund: a stained-glass window designed by 'Glasgow Boy' David Gaul, and a beaten-copper kettle by pioneering 19th-century designer Christopher Dresser.
The redisplay emphasises the breadth of Glasgow's decorative art collection, presenting objects from artists working in the Glasgow Style and more broadly as part of the Arts and Crafts movement, revealing the talent and innovation of craftsmen working across Britain between the 1880s and 1930s.
Stephen Deuchar, Director of the Art Fund, said: "We are delighted to see these two new works joining Kelvingrove's already strong design collections.
"The copper kettle by Christopher Dresser, a pioneer of the British Design Reform Movement, was presented by Ernst and Clara Reimann through the Art Fund. Benham & Froud, the manufacturers for whom the kettle was designed, weren't previously represented in the collection, so this is a very pleasing acquisition.
"Meanwhile Glasgow Boy David Gauld’s ‘Music’ is a very fine example of his work at a turning point in his career, and a fantastic addition to a collection of stained glass which is undoubtedly the most important and extensive in Scotland."