Paul Kidby at the Russell-Cotes: 30 Years of Designing Discworld

February 27, 2024

Paul Kidby at the Russell-Cotes: 30 Years of Designing Discworld Paul Kidby is best known for being the ‘artist of choice’ for the award-winning writer Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away in 2015. Self-taught illustrator and artist Paul Kidby, who left school at the age of 17 to work as a commercial artist, started working […]

Beautiful Bournemouth (Print Room Display)

January 26, 2024

Beautiful Bournemouth Discover the enchanting evolution of Bournemouth through the ages with our new display in the Print Room: Beautiful Bournemouth. As we say goodbye to From the Outside In: Responding to Art and Sculpture from the Russell-Cotes African Collection, we will be opening a brand new exhibition in the Print Room. Step back in […]

A Painter in Paris: Albert de Belleroche (1864 – 1944)

December 12, 2023

A Painter in Paris: Albert de Belleroche (1864 – 1944) The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum are delighted to announce a brand new exhibition opening in May 2024, the first major retrospective of artworks by Albert de Belleroche. Albert de Belleroche, stands as a remarkable figure in late 19th and early 20th-century painting and lithography. […]

Siam: Through the lens of John Thomson Exhibition

February 27, 2023

Siam: Through the Lens of John Thomson (1837-1921) In the mid-19th century, John Thomson arrived in Siam with a fairly new invention of those days photography…. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the wonders of 19th-century Southeast Asia as seen through the lens of the intrepid adventurer and photographer, John Thomson. The Russell-Cotes […]

AUB Fine Art Installation

November 3, 2021

From April 30 until May 12, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is hosting an installation of artworks by students from Arts University Bournemouth. Fine Arts BA students in their second year will produce artworks responding individually to the Russell Cotes art collection, historic house, world cultures collection or family history, which will be displayed […]