Opening on Tuesday 11 August with a full line-up of uplifting exhibitions, The Lightbox is excited to once again, welcome its visitors and wonderful community.
The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art takes centre stage in the Main Gallery. Redressing the Balance: Women Artists from The Ingram Collection (11 August – 20 September 2020) will explore the ideas and narratives behind paintings, sculptures films and installations by female artists, as part of an ongoing mission to address the imbalance of female representation in galleries, exhibitions and collections. Key figures in the history of Modern British Art, such as Laura Knight, Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink, will feature alongside emerging and established contemporary artists including Lucy Gregory, Chloe Wing Chow and Tahmina Negmat.
The Ingram Collection: The Art of Watercolour (11 August – 4 October 2020) will explore the rich source of inspiration that artists have gained from working in the medium of watercolour. Bold experiments, subtle hues and deftness of hand will be reflected through the work of Edward Burra, Ceri Richards and Eileen Agar on the walls of this Upper Gallery exhibition.
In the Art Fund Prize Gallery, portrait photographer Jo de Magneval captures the essence of this historic and challenging time, through a series of photographs that celebrate families and the windows to their worlds. Stay Home Superheroes by Jo de Magneval (11 August – 27 September 2020) documents each family’s story, bringing the images to life and allowing us all to reflect on what was, and is, important in life.
Main and Upper Gallery exhibition entry costs £7.50 and Lightbox Members and under 21s visit free. To ensure safer viewing of exhibitions, upon reopening, gallery capacity will be limited. To ensure limited numbers, visitors are encouraged to pre-book specified time slots in advance at www.thelightbox.org.uk
Measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all visitors, staff and volunteers, including Perspex screens at Reception and in the Café, signage indicating flow routes throughout all areas of the building and marked social distancing guidelines. Additional cleaning provisions have also been put in place as well as extra cleaning staff. The Lightbox will be operating under usual opening hours, alongside Seasons Café & Kitchen, also opening with safety measures in place. Woking’s Story, for now, will remain closed to the public.
Like so many other charities and small businesses, The Lightbox has been financially hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. If you are able, please consider donating to the charity to help keep art at the heart of our community. £10 would help support creative workshops for all ages. £20 would help to support the gallery’s award-winning exhibition programme, and £50 would help to support the charity’s Art and Wellbeing programme of therapeutic workshops.
For more information about the charity’s upcoming programme of exhibitions, events and workshops or to donate to The Lightbox, please visit www.thelightbox.org.uk