Making faces

29 Jun 2013 - 14 Sep 2013

This exhibition explores the many weird and wonderful ways in which artists have captured the uniqueness, beauty and strangeness of faces. Whether wide-eyed and innocent, solemn or smiley, staring out or looking down, with or without hair, wearing a hat or glasses, or even a wig, faces have fascinated artists, who often used portraiture to experiment with different techniques, styles and materials.

With an array of works by Eve Arnold, Robert Bradford, John Bratby, Eileen Cooper, Thomas Gainsborough, Robert Lenkiewicz, Ben Nicholson, George Romney, John Singer Sargent, Henry Scott Tuke, and Gavin Turk, among others, all eyes will be on you in the art gallery this summer!

John Randall Bratby RA (1928-1992) 'Portrait of Dr A.L.Rowse' oil on canvas. Presented by the Executors of the Estate of A.L.Rowse in 1998.