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The Ingram Collection around the country

Summer may be on its way out, but our loan programme is still going strong, with eight loans currently appearing in various exhibitions across the country, not to mention our current exhibition at The Lightbox, “Where’s God Now?”

The much-praised Ravilious exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery ends on 31st August, so do take the opportunity to see it in its final days if you can. We have loaned Rye Harbour, 1938, described by Laura Cumming of The Observer as “a dream of pale stipples fading into nothingness (Ravilious as the Seurat of Sussex).”

The coastal theme continues at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, with a look at the group of artists working in St Ives in the 1950s. We have loaned Patrick Heron’s Storm at St Ives, 1952, Sun, Sea and Boats, 1952, by Terry Frost, and Bryan Wynter’s Hill Landscape, 1954-55. This exhibition has been chosen by The Daily Telegraph Review as a ‘Hot Ticket’, and as a ‘Hot 50 Critics Choice’ by The Times.

William Gear is the focus of an exhibition at the Towner in Eastbourne, a fitting tribute in the gallery where Gear was the curator from 1958 until 1964. Red Landscape, 1965, and Figures, 1946, both recent additions to The Collection, join “William Gear 1915-1997: The painter that Britain forgot”, a major retrospective which brings together over 100 works to trace the influence and output of one of the leading abstract British painters of his generation.

“John Tunnard: Nature, Politics and Science” at the Durham Art Gallery features over 100 of Tunnard’s works, some of which are being shown in public for the first time. Tunnard was fascinated by science and especially space travel; Messenger, 1969, his last major work, was made during the same year as the first manned moon landing.

Coinciding with Tate Britain’s major Hepworth retrospective, “A Greater Freedom” at the Hepworth, Wakefield, focuses on the last decade of the sculptor’s life from 1965 – 75, and features Construction, I, 1965, a work recorded in her 1966 book, “Drawings from a Sculptor’s Landscape”.