It was all hands on deck to hang all of our new loaned works, and get the gallery ready for out opening this Thursday. If you want to come along and see it finished, check our WHAT'S ON page for details (click read more for more images) #opening #news #bratby
Unfortunately the gallery will not be open during the holidays (Sunday 15th March until 27th April) because we are de-installing our collection in preparation for the upcoming Bratby-Cooke exhibition. #news #openhours
In seventh week of this term, the Pembroke College JCR Gallery will open its doors to the public for the first time in its history. In doing so, it will join the coterie of Oxford’s ‘secret galleries’, most of them hidden within colleges, or down side alleys across the city. Read the full article here #news #press #opening
(The Basketball Court, Grace Ann Thompson) At the end of last year we bought a piece by up and coming artist Grace Ann Thomspson, called 'The Basketball Court'. Before you see it up in our gallery, you can check it out in the Saatchi New Sensations Show in London. You can read more about Grace here. #acquisitions #news #graceannthompson
As we look to the future, and the possibility to expanding our collection, the Art Fund has taken a few field trips to see what's on the market recently. After attending the world famous RA Summer show in London, trustees of the Fund, members of the JCR, and our curator, all visited the slightly less talked about RA Schools Show, which displays the work of students graduating from the Royal Academy Schools. We felt it was important to attend degree shows in our search for pos
The biggest event of our Arts Week so far has been our trip to the Ashmolean. Students, fellows, and former masters alike enjoyed an exclusive evening filled with art, live music, and fascinating talks thanks to a collaboration with the University Engagement Programme. Over one hundred Pembrokians flooded the historic halls of the museum to hear a range of speakers from DPhil students, to the artist in residence in Oxford University, and even our very own curator Sarah Hegenb
Artist Alan Davie, who has work in our collection, has sadly died today aged 93. The Tate gallery describes his work as "kaleidoscopic canvases", which came about as "the result of an improvisatory process that the artist relates to his love of jazz". A love of jazz which was also seen in Davie's love of playing saxophone. As well as being in the Pembroke JCR Art Fund Collection, his work is being displayed at Tate Britain as part of the BP Spotlights series from 14 April. "
Going through our library storeroom, we've made an exciting discovery - a painting we didn't know we had by John Bratby. Bratby is widely regarded as the founder of the 'Kitchen Sink Realism' school of work, which is pretty much what it says on the tin, artists depicted scenes of everyday life and everyday objects. The movement is often classed as an aspect of John Osbourne's "Angry Young Men Movement". Bratby's paintings have been popular in recent years being featured in fi