Researching the Archive: Five Artists from the Borough
16 May – 26 July 2014
Private View: Thursday 15 May 2014, 6.30-8.30pm
The paintings, drawings and prints that make up A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection offer a significant resource for research. A small selection were at the core of the interim summer show, for which the gallery became a space for study and investigation.
Visitors were invited to learn about some of the experiences and influences that shaped the careers of artists Dennis Creffield, Cliff Holden, Edna Mann, Dorothy Mead, and Miles Richmond. Two works by each artist were complemented by a timeline, an interactive website and sound recordings of oral histories from the British Library Sound Archive and direct from family and peers.
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Details of past exhibitions
David Bomberg: Objects of Collection
13 September 2013 – 29 March 2014
This exhibition brought together work by David Bomberg from ‘A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection’ and the London South Bank University (LSBU) art collection. It was an opportunity to see these paintings and drawings together for the first time and to explore these artworks – as well as David Bomberg’s life and art practice – through a range of different perspectives.
Short texts were invited from leading curators and academics to accompany the exhibition. Each text discussed a work/s from the contributor’s own viewpoint or specialism, offering glimpses of the multi-faceted ways that this celebrated artist can be understood and appreciated. You can read the texts by going to our Digital Archive.
Recognising Dorothy Mead: David Bomberg, the Slade, and After
26 April – 27 July 2013
This was the first exhibition devoted to a single artist from ‘A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection’. It began to explore the range of Dorothy Mead’s artistic practice and to consider her life and influences – the most profound of which was David Bomberg, with whom she studied from 1944 to 1951. Paintings were complimented by photographs and archival material from the Long Family Estate, the University College London Records Office, and The London Group Archive.
London’s Post-War Art Scene – David Bomberg and the Borough Group
30 November 2012 – 23 March 2013
This exhibition looked at the formation of the Borough Group and the period in which they worked with David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic between 1946-1951. It consisted of works from The Sarah Rose Collection, the University collection, and Miles Richmond’s Family Estate, alongside video, photographs and texts that placed these works within a broader historical context.
An Introduction to A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection
23 June – 13 October 2012
The first exhibition in Borough Road Gallery was an introduction to A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection, and included a selection of works by each of the artists represented.