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John Thomas: The Japanese Portfolio of a Victorian Decorator

April 9, 2021

Display John Thomas: The Japanese Portfolio of a Victorian Decorator 18 May – 12 September 2021 Print Room John Thomas (c. 1826-c. 1901) was the principal decorator of East Cliff Hall (now the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum). His work can be seen on ceilings, walls, covings, and even stained-glass throughout the building. In 1861, […]

A Century of British Art

November 18, 2020

Exhibition 1 October 2021 – March 2022 Shortly after the ending of the First World War a group of accomplished artists most notably Geoffrey Baker, Head of the Municipal College of Art; Eustace Nash and Leslie Ward formed the Bournemouth Arts Club (BAC) to support and promote art and artists in the area. They invited […]

Hidden Highlights Life in Lockdown

October 6, 2020

Exhibition Hidden Highlights – Life in Lockdown 24 October 2020 – 12 September 2021 Featuring over 80 works from the Russell-Cotes rich and diverse fine art collection, this exhibition reinterprets some of our lesser-seen works through a lockdown lens. As we all continue to struggle to remember everyday life before a global pandemic, Life in […]