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Neo-Romantic Art: the McDowall Collection

Neo-Romantic Art: the McDowall Collection

Starts: September 6 - 10:00am
Ends: November 10 - 4:00pm

Neo-Romantic art flourished in Britain from the 1920s to the 1950s. It was inspired by a particularly British strain of Romantic art that looked back to Turner, Blake and Samuel Palmer.

This exhibition is drawn from a remarkable private collection developed by Nicolas and Frances McDowall since the 1950s. It will feature around 60 works by artists associated with the movement including Paul Nash, John Piper, Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.

Image: Graham Rigby, Figures with Boat, Brittany. Courtesy of Goldmark Gallery.


Wellworthy (Gallery 3)

Wellworthy (Gallery 3)

Starts: September 6 - 10:00am
Ends: November 10 - 4:00pm

One hundred years ago, John Howlett changed the name of his engineering company to Wellworthy Ltd. By the 1970s, Wellworthy employed 1,800 people in Lymington and had 5,000 employees overall working in factories in Lymington, Ringwood, Salisbury, Weymouth and Bridgwater. 

This exhibition celebrates that anniversary, exploring the history and impact of the company through objects, photographs and oral history interviews collected from past employees.