Month: July 2015

The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is truly a tour de force of the cultural national stage, with July seeing the gallery win both the £100,000 Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year in addition to making the shortlist for this year’s prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building in the UK. Last year the Whitworth underwent the largest physical transformation in…

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On offer at the Tate until next October is a retrospective exhibition on the work of Barbara Hepworth, titled ‘Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World’ the particular focus being her as an international artist. Part of the exhibition includes Dudley Shaw Ashton’s brilliant Figures in Landscape; Barbara Hepworth (owned by Bridgeman Footage), a fascinating look at Hepworth’s connection with the Cornish landscape as well as her process of…

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  We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with the award-winning Wilderness Festival, an unmissable 4-day extravaganza brimming with fantastic music, art, cuisine, performances and relaxation. This year the festival has a special addition of affordable art classes available. Hat Tricks workshop at Wilderness Festival Book here Friday 7.30 – 8.30pm / 7 August 2015 Heads up! Bridgeman Studio artist Holly Frean will be giving…

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I have been in love for a long time now with a man more than 500 years my senior, literally a Renaissance man!  As Berlin is gearing up to welcome him with an exhibition in the late summer I have decided to pay a little homage to him with a look in the Bridgeman archive – I am talking of course about Sandro Botticelli. As…

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Since Tudor times, Britain’s postal network has been connecting families and friends, enabling business and driving innovation across the country. Reminisce over the rich history of the British postal service with images from the British Postal Museum and Archive (all available for licensing). History of the British post – in pictures 1516: first recorded use of postal service The King’s Messenger, A.D. 1482, 1935 (colour litho), John…

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