Must-see exhibition end date moved to July


Extended chance to see over 45 original works by 34 different artists, including paintings by David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Paula Rego

Banbury Museum and Gallery has announced that its highly anticipated Portrayals exhibition has been extended to run until July 4th.   The exhibition was due to finish in March but the museum has had to remain closed for most of the exhibition period due to lockdown rules.

Portrayals brings together more than 45 original paintings and drawings by some of the country’s most celebrated twentieth century and contemporary artists, including David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth and L.S. Lowry.

Speaking at the launch of Portrayals original run in December, Exhibition Manager Dale Johnston said: “This is probably the biggest art exhibition that has ever been staged in Banbury in terms of contemporary art … we’ve never seen anything like this before.

“We have three Turner prize winners in the exhibition and quite a few runners up as well.

“The exhibition looks at how different artists have portrayed people in different ways over the last century.   Its quite a mixture of styles.   Some of it is very figurative, some of it is abstract, some of it is traditional portraits, but some of it is people in daily scenes.”

Banbury Museum and Gallery is hoping to reopen in May.   Tickets for Portrayals will need to be booked in advance in line with the museum’s Covid safe policy.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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