Museum & Art Gallery
Everything from science-based environments to famous illustrations, or locally produced craft, can be shown as part of our busy and diverse programme. We have three galleries dedicated to bringing lively, fun and family-friendly temporary exhibits so there is something for everyone. Don’t forget – entry is free!
Platinum Anniversary - 70 Years of Nuneaton Festival of Arts
3 February – 25 March 2018
Festival of Arts is celebrating its 70th year in 2018. To mark this significant event it has worked with Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery to create a special exhibition. The exhibition will highlight the importance of Festival of Arts in local peoples’ lives, look back over some memorable exhibitions and hopefully inspire people to take part in the future. Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s Festival of Arts may want to pay a visit to this show on Saturdays (10.30 am – 12pm) or Thursdays (1.30pm – 4pm). During these times member of the Festival of Arts Team will be here ready to chat with visitors who want to know a little more.
Festival of Arts – Art
17 February – 18 March 2018
Now that you’ve whet your appetite with our ‘Festival of Arts’ themed show on the Landing Gallery, why not pay a visit to the first of this year’s Festival of Arts Sections. Oil paintings, watercolours and drawings are usually in the line-up of this exciting annual favourite.The work is often for sale.
Festival of Arts – Photography
24 March – 22 April 2018
This wonderful exhibition can’t fail to please with the huge variety of photographs usually brought in. This exhibition always boasts great diversity of images from talented local photographers. Not to forget they’re often on sale for reasonable prices – perfect for sprucing up a wall in time for the summer!
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.
Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.U.N
24 March – 13 May 2018
Dynamic images by a pioneer of Pop Art fill this exhibition with colour and energy. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi selfstyled himself the ‘wizard in Toytown’ and, looking at the clashes of imagery and colour, viewers might be inclined to agree. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this exciting selection of work by such an influential artist.
Claire Elizabeth Ferguson: Night Lands
31 March – 7 May 2018
Polaroids, traditional photographs and found objects bring this show to life. For ‘Night Lands’, Claire explored the work of her late father who travelled to many different places before she was born. Exploring his work has led her to create pieces that reveal how different places change over time, whilst documenting her journey of discovering more about her father.
Festival of Arts – Craft & Needlecraft Sections
28 April – 20 May
Mixed media, embroidery and soft toys are just some of the crafts which local makers present in this diverse and creative show. The items on display vary from delicately intricate to vibrant and full of energy. It’s not hard to see the pleasure people have had making their creations, which often adds to the experience of those who visit. Come and explore this Aladdin’s Cave of all things craft and needlecraft.
Crime and Punishment
12 May – 1 July
All rise…and make their way to the Museum for this blood-curdling show. This exhibition has it all – death, theft and some pretty tough judgements. The borough has its fair share of crime stories and we present a select few for you to preside over. Some past visitors to the Museum may remember ‘Blab’, an experimental show where we sought opinions on the mini-displays we created. This exhibition builds further on this idea, as the stories will once again be competing for your feedback. Come and give us your judgement to help us shape future displays. This show is set to be great fun for old and young alike. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the boroughs goings-on, or to have your say about what you’d like to see more of. And of course it’s also a chance to spark the kids curiosity with gruesome tales about their local area.
Linda Barlow: Searching For The Invisible Woman
19 May – 15 July
For Linda Barlow “it became evident many middle-aged women felt they were becoming invisible as they aged. Their hair was going grey, their skin was becoming more sallow, they were bumped into in the street”. ‘Searching For The Invisible Woman’ includes textiles, shrines and even an animation – all informed by Linda’s considerations about the middle-aged woman in todays society. Linda conducted questionnaires and interviews with middle-aged women from a variety of backgrounds to inform her work. She hopes that this exhibition will celebrate the experience of women at a time of their lives that brings great change and the possibility of reinvention.
Art Alert: A Decade of Doorways
26 May – 8 July
Art Alert is 10 years old! This well-known art group will have its 10th Birthday in 2018 and this exhibition celebrates the many changes and challenges of the group’s first decade. The group have all decided to respond to the theme of ‘doorways’, and the artwork on display will showcase how members of the group have responded to this theme in a variety of media. Fittingly, the term doorway might refer to a transition or a new beginning – reflecting the times of transition which this wonderful collection of artists have worked through together. Heres to the next 10 years!
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Last updated Tuesday, 20th February 2018