John Piper – A Man for all Seasons
September 16 - November 18
This exhibition forms the last part of the BIGSTONE&RAIN project – providing a selective focus on Piper and his work.
Loans have been agreed from Southampton City Art Gallery, the River and Rowing Museum Henley on Thames, Arundells the Sir Edward Heath Art Collection, Wiltshire Museum, private collections.
The works are further complemented by two major paintings by Graham Sutherland, a companion leading artist of the period.
Anchoring the exhibition will be Piper’s ‘Maen Bras’ (big stone and rain) purchased for the Young Collection with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund. This particular work provided the impetus for a community project run by the gallery working with Soldiers and Young Carers, using the theme of landscape to explore and describe their lives.
Building on our successful grants from the Arts Council and the South West Museums Development Programme, Wiltshire Council, The John Creasey and Edwin Young Trusts, the Young Gallery is now able to display the highest quality art works, transforming our community arts program into something very special.