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Lucy Kemp-Welch Exhibition Tour

September 22, 2023

In Her Own Voice: The Art of Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869-1958) 1 April – 1 October 2023, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum Lucy Kemp-Welch is one of Britain’s foremost equestrian painters in the tradition of British impressionism. She was an expert horsewoman with an innate understanding and love of her equine subjects, especially working horses. From […]

Our Lucy Kemp-Welch Open Call Shortlisted Artists Announced

September 20, 2023

Earlier this year, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth announced an online open call in collaboration with their new exhibition: In Her Own Voice, The Art of Lucy Kemp-Welch. Artists were asked to respond and interpret the exhibition through their own chosen medium.

Support Us

June 21, 2023

The Russell-Cotes is Bournemouth’s unique and unrivalled arts attraction by the sea, a captivating, immersive and living expression of the power of love for people, place and art from around the world. We welcome 50,000 annual visitors to step back into Annie and Merton’s villa by the sea, and immerse themselves in stories, art and […]


June 15, 2023

We are committed to improving our sustainability throughout all aspects of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum’s operation. TransportAs an attraction we are committed to encouraging and supporting staff, volunteers and visitors to adopt lower-impact modes of transport. Getting Here Energy Review We are currently undertaking a new Environmental Report which is looking at ways […]

RCAGM Governance Change

June 15, 2023

We’re Changing How the Russell-Cotes is Run Over the past few years, the Management Committee of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum has been considering whether to make some fundamental changes to how the museum is run to improve its performance and reach its full potential. Under the current arrangement, BCP Council is the sole […]

Join Our Halloween Team

June 13, 2023

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Halloween event, as performers and support team. Every year the Russell-Cotes holds a ticketed Halloween event – an immersive, interactive theatrical experience. It helps raise income and drive new audiences for the museum, and regularly sells out. Visitors have a mystery that they must solve. They […]

Open call for artwork and photography responding to our current exhibition, In Her Own Voice: The Art of Lucy Kemp-Welch.

May 3, 2023

Open call for artwork and photography responding to our current exhibition, In Her Own Voice: The Art of Lucy Kemp-Welch. The themes are wildlife and animals (in particular horses and equine art) and Landscape (especially Bournemouth, Dorset and New Forest). Accepted media include; drawing, painting, photography, collage and printmaking. The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum […]

Stories From Our Streets

April 26, 2023

The Stories From Our Streets project, funded by Arts Council England and BCP, is encouraging BCP residents to share accounts or memories of special people (or animals!) and places in their area for a community ‘Story Map’ – a valuable archive which will allow anyone to click on an area and find out more about […]

MEND Project

March 6, 2023

In 2022 the Russell-Cotes was successful in its application to the Arts Council England MEND fund for £518,000, matched by £426,000 from BCP Council and £30,000 raised from donations. This funding was provided by ACE to support the backlog of maintenance issues in the museum sector. It was highly competitive and we were one of […]