Art Exhibitions and Events 2024

Art Exhibitions

Free entry to all exhibitions

Festival Exhibition - German Expressionists & The Third Reich

The story of Hitler’s purge on modernist culture of art, music and literature. In addition to works by the German Expressionists, it will also include those by artists that were designated Entartete (degenerate) by the Third Reich.

Among them Adler, Arp, Bissier, Bloch, Blumenfeld, Dali, Delaunay, Dix, van Dongen, Elkan, Ehrlich, Ernst, Feininger, Goldschmidt, Gotlieb, Grosz, Hartung, Henri, Klopfleisch, Kollwitz, Kupka, Lieberman, List, Lomnitz, Marc, Matisse, Meidner, Mondrian, Munch, Nolde, Picasso, Rohlfs, Rosenbaum, Roualt, Savendy and Schwitters.

The story will be illuminated by original ‘20s, ‘30s & ‘40s collages and caricatures, depicting many of the key political and other figures, by Fritz Josefovics (Joss), who himself escaped to England from Vienna in 1933

Saturday 13th July 10am5pm daily until Saturday 27th July – St. Andrew’s Meeting Room

Open late for public until 8pm Sunday 14th, Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th Thursday 18th, Monday 22nd and Thursday 25th.

Open late for Festival concert and Festival Theatre goers (including intervals) Saturday 20th, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th, Friday 26th and
Saturday 27th.

From Sunday 14th July 6pm Church Hall, Church Street

Festival Art Prize Shortlist Exhibitions

Sunday 14th –  Winners announcement 7-7.15pm 
Monday 15th daily until Friday 19th 10.30-4pm

Sir John Hurt Art Prize

©Andy Sapey

Sir John Hurt Art Prize
The Sworders Prizes for Young & Emerging Artists
The Charlotte Fraser Ceramics & Glass Prize
The chance to buy something truly modern by some of the country’s aspiring artists…
Closing date for entries: Midnight 16th June



Saturday 20th – Friday 26th July 10.30am – 4pm Jubilee Hall, Church Street

Outreach Exhibition – German Expressionist Portraits by local children

Around 1,500 local children have been learning a little about the German Expressionists and creating portraits in their style, under the supervision of our outreach team, this exhibition displays a selection from artists aged 4-15.

Art Events 2024

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