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.
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.