Visit: Exhibition of the 'Cranbrook Colony' at Wolverhampton Art Gallery


Saturday 29 January 2011 - 10:30 until 12:30

Marguerite Nugent, Director of Wolverhampton Art Gallery, will lead a tour of the Gallery's latest exhibition on the works of the 'Cranbrook Colony'. Marguerite, who is also the curator of this exhibition, will explore the work and legacy of this fascinating group of British artists who settled in the Kentish town of Cranbrook from 1854 onwards. The group was started by the artist Frederick Daniel Hardy who was soon accompanied by artists such as Thomas Webster, George Bernard O'Neill and Augustus Mulready. Their works are largely sentimental, romanticised views of bucolic life and industry inspired by 17th century Dutch and Flemish masters. Interestingly, their paintings proved popular to the wealthy industrialists of the Midlands.

Venue information

Opening times

Mon – Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 11am - 4pm

Please check website or call in advance if you wish to see a specific item in the collection.

Entry details

Tickets are £8.00

This is a fundraising event for the Art Fund so do bring your friends if you think they would like to learn more about the work of and membership to the Art Fund.

Meet at 10.30am in the Gallery Cafe. Refreshments are available but optional.

The Gallery tour will begin at 11.00am.

Contact Celia Potts on 0121 4540681

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)