Friends of the Atkinson Art Gallery
Welcome page for the Friends on the Atkinson Art Gallery About the work of the Friends (image - detail of 'Street Scene' by  L.S. Lowry, 1935) Information on the Atkinson's collection (image - detail of 'Lilleth'  by John Collier, copyright (c) Suzannah Greenwood) Events planned by the Friends (image - sculpture 'Allium' copyright (c) Ruth Moillet)

Information on visiting the Atkinson Art Gallery

Welcome page for the Friends on the Atkinson Art Gallery About the work of the FriendsAbout the work of the Friends Information on the Atkinson's collection Events planned by the Friends Information on visiting the Atkinson Art Gallery

Maria Donska by Jacob Epstein
'Maria Donska'
Sir Jacob Epstein
Dorette's Sister by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, 1930's
'Dorette's Sister'
Gerald Leslie Brockhurst
 

 



About us

We are a voluntary organization aimed at fostering a greater interest in the Atkinson Art Gallery and visual arts in general.

Founded in 1957 we have purchased over nineteen works for the gallery, including Maria Donska by Jacob Epstein and Mother and Child by Celia Baillie pictured. Other works include Ruin, Dentdale by John Piper, Three-Way Piece Points by Henry Moore and Allegro Strepitoso by Carel Weight.

Some of our funds have also helped purchase equipment for the gallery and funded talks, such as 'An Introduction to Art Nouveau' by Eric Knowles at the Atkinson in September 2006.

The Friends of the Atkinson was dissolved in January 2016. However, it will remain as a voluntary group in support of the gallery until 2018, in order to help with the purchase of works and in support of occasional talks and events.

For information about the Atkinsonís Membership scheme click here


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