David Bomberg: Objects of Collection
Paintings and drawings from ‘A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection’ and the London South Bank University art collection
13 September 2013 – 29 March 2014
This exhibition has now closed. Details of our next exhibition, ‘Researching the Archive: Five Artists from the Borough Group’ will be added shortly.
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.
Writers of Commissioned Texts
Cass Breen, outgoing Deputy Principal (Curriculum and Quality) of Morley College
Richard Cork, award-winning art critic, historian, broadcaster and curator
Rachel Dickson, Head of Curatorial Services at Ben Uri Museum of Art, Identity and Migration
Sarah MacDougall, Eva Frankfurther Research and Curatorial Fellow for the Study of Émigré Artists, and Head of Collections at Ben Uri Museum of Art, Identity and Migration
Lisa Pine, Reader in History at LSBU
Paula Reavey, Professor of Psychology at LSBU
Karlien van den Beukel, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at LSBU
We are grateful to all of our contributors for their thoughtful and insightful texts, and for their support of Borough Road Gallery and ‘A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection’.
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Details of past exhibitions
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.