Käthe Kollwitz Reception 7-9pm 12th January 2018

There will be a reception on the 12th January 2018 between 7 and 9pm  to celebrate the exceptional exhibition ” Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz”.

This is a British Museum and Ikon Partnership Exhibition generously supported by the Dorset Foundation

The event is open to all.

During 2016-17 two galleries at the Young Gallery – Salisbury were refurbished to museum standard. This significant up-grade and investment has enabled the gallery to host this new prestigious circulating exhibition initiated by The British Museum and IKON Gallery.

This important exhibition marks a significant change in the provision for the arts in Salisbury, Wilshire and the South West. This large rural county now has a dedicated art gallery that can host the full range of visual art.

The gallery is committed to Great Art for Salisbury, including the region. Negotiations are taking place with various sources to provide a diverse and engaging program of art exhibitions during 2018.

John Glenn MP for Salisbury has agreed to mark this new beginning for the Young Gallery by paying us a visit along with other leading supporters of arts and culture.

We would be delighted if you were able to join us on Friday 12th January 7-9pm for drinks and canapés.

These are challenging days. With your support and help we believe the Young Gallery, supported by the Edwin Young Trust, John Creasey Trust and Members group we can realise the full potential of this unique resource.

The Kollwitz exhibition is augmented by prints and drawings by Michael Sandle RA a contemporary artist, engaging with similar themes, recording and exploring the hard side of life.

The exhibition runs from 16th December 2017 – 11th March 2018 and is complimented by a superb catalogue written by Francis Carey and Max Egremont.

I look forward to welcoming you

Peter Riley

Curator

Young Gallery – Salisbury

If you would would like to attend this event please RSVP to Peter.Riley@wiltshire.gov.uk . This is not obligatory but will give an idea of expected attendance.