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Art in Newport

Projects produced by John Wilson as Guest Curator for the City of Newport Museum and Art Gallery, South Wales (2004 - 2008).  

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ART IN NEWPORT | Projects produced by John Wilson as Guest Curator for the City of Newport Museum and Art Gallery, South Wales (2004 - 2008). 

 

Feature | The Explorations series of  exhibitions and online projects attracted enthusiastic reviews. Local press interest and arts reviews focussed on the new online dimension ; extending public access and adding value to the collections and their interpretation. 


AArgus | Internet opens up art



Feature | THE ART OF THE NUDE exhibition and the Sir Gerald Festus Kelly "Newport Nude" controversy proved newsworthy with features in the UK daily press followed by global exposure on the Web; including coverage by an American glossy magazine, the BBC World Service Brazil, and a Chinese Ministry of Culture sponsored art portal. | 

22 - 23  July 2008: "Banned brazen nude"

  Daily Mirror | Daily Mail | Daily Telegraph



[3]  Reflection

  

Art in Newport | Selected curatorial notes:


 

The Newport collections: Artists, genre, and the history of art 

  

The Explorations series explores the permanent collections of the Newport Museum and Art Gallery, through a series of temporary art exhibitions in the public gallery plus a series of online projects and archives.

  • The Explorations series provides a frame to explore the permanent collections of the Newport Museum and Art Gallery,  and address particular themes across the diverse range of artists, genre and art historical periods.

  • Each project showcases rarely seen works belonging to the permanent collections of the Newport Museum and Art Gallery, and provides an opportunity for enjoyment, reflection and further conversation. 

  • Each project in the Explorations series has been produced by John Wilson as Guest Curator, in collaboration with Roger Cucksey, Keeper of Art, Newport Museum and Art Gallery.