Artwork of the Month

Artwork of the Month - June 2016
Coronation with Horses, 1953, Gouache on paper, 57.2 x 518.2 cm / 22 ½ x 204 in
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The Humble Vessel


29 April - 24 July 2016: Throughout history, artists have looked to boats and the sea as subject matter, sometimes romantically. The Humble Vessel features a newly commissioned film work by Pakistani artist Fazal Rizvi, shown alongside both contemporary and historic works from the British Council Collection, such as William Scott's Cornish Harbour, 1951 and The New Art Gallery Walsall's collections.

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Aspects of Abstraction 1952-2007


18 May - 23 June 2016: Presenting a selection of exceptional paintings, sculptures and works on paper, Aspects of Abstraction 1952-2007 will chart the evolution of abstraction in the second half of the 20th-century and through to the 21st-century, spanning six decades of innovation and experimentation with colour and form, including William Scott's Brown Still Life, 1956.

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David Bowie: the man who bought the art world


19 January 2016: The late David Bowie wasn’t just a phenomenal musician; he was also an art buff with an impressive collection of modern British art, says Colin Gleadell in The Daily Telegraph, including several works by William Scott

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Mary Scott


8 March 2016: Artist, sculptor, muse, mother, wife. Mary Scott (nee Lucas) trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy Schools, where she met her future husband the painter William Scott.

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