Manchester Art Gallery

Leuven and Paris: gallery loans into Europe this month

As we draw into winter, works from Manchester Art Gallery’s collections continue to travel across the UK and into Europe. Each loan is an opportunity for Manchester’s collection to be seen by new audiences and is often also a cue for much needed conservation work too.

Marion Adnams painting The Living Tree is out on loan again for the second time this year, this time to the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle.  The exhibition Exploding Collage includes work by contemporary artist Nadia Hebson who references Adnams work in an exploration of clothing and collage.

Self-portrait by Louise Jopling and Primulas by Winifred Nicholson are now on display at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. This is the final venue of the Virginia Woolf exhibition showcasing works by over 80 artists that have been inspired by the author and her writings. The exhibition began at Tate St Ives and also travelled to Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.

The Olive Gatherers by John Singer Sargent has been loaned to the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm for the first ever Sargent exhibition in Scandinavia.

Grayson Perry’s Jane Austen in E17 vase is now on display at the Monnaie de Paris as part of the artists first major solo exhibition in France. The works in the exhibition include ceramics, sculpture and tapestry and tackle a wide range of themes from identity and sexuality to vanity and religion.

The ‘Enchanted Garden’ exhibition has now opened at it’s final venue, the William Morris Gallery in London. The display looks at how many different artists have portrayed gardens in their work and includes pieces by Monet, Pissaro and Burne-Jones, as well as our own painting An Idyll by Albert Moore.

The Arenbergs exhibition reunites works previously in the collection of the aristocratic family, many of which have never been on public display. Our work by Hendrick Jacobsz. Dubbels Shipping at anchor offshore in a calm sea; evening light was specially conserved for the exhibition with an old yellowing layer of varnish removed to reveal the much brighter colours underneath. The Arenbergs at M-Museum Leuven is on until 20 January 2019.

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Hendrick Jacobsz. Dubbels Shipping at anchor offshore in a calm sea; evening light
Courtesy of Critchlow & Kukkonen Ltd

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