News Archive

29th December 1999
The Story Of Time is combination of art and science, reflecting the ways in which people and cultures throughout history have expressed their understanding of time. Artefacts loaned by the world's museums, libraries and art galleries include works by Titian, Poussin and Dali, displayed...
22nd December 1999
Pantomime Workshops offer the chance for children to explore the history of pantomime, and find out what it is like to play a principal boy or pantomime dame. The costumes used are based on Tim Goodchild's designs for this year's new production of Dick Whittington at Sadler's Wells...
8th December 1999
The Tate Gallery has been forced to turn to American sponsors to raise the matching funding for its new Bankside Modern building project, because there was not sufficient interest in contemporary art in this country. The Tate could only raise £25 - half the amount required - whereas...
1st December 1999
Gary Hume has been tagged as the "Painter of Now" for his hard, bright images, painted in gloss paint on aluminium panels. He is popular with both a young public, and the old Establishment codgers who chose him to represent Britain at this year's Venice Biennale. This exhibition...
24th November 1999
Absoult Secret 1999 is the Royal College Of Art's annual fine art postcard exhibition, featuring original works by well known personalities such as Peter Blake, David Bowie and Brian Eno, as well as up and coming young British artists. Everything is for sale at £35, but as they...
17th November 1999
The Natural History Museum's best kept secret, its internationally renowned research into the world's environmental problems, is to be opened up to the public in its £100m Darwin Centre project. For the first time, visitors will be able to see both the museum's unique specimens...
10th November 1999
Magna Brava features the work of the only five women who have been members of the Magnum Photo Agency of documentary photography in its fifty year history. The world of serious photo-journalism and photo-documentary has mostly presented a boy's own adventure point of view of the...
3rd November 1999
Guildhall Art Gallery closed since 1941, was officially reopened on 2nd November, in a new £70m building designed by Richard Gilbert Scott. The collection ranges from scenes of the IRA bombing of Bishopsgate to the Great Fire of London, including events such as Bartholomew Fair...
29th October 1999
C R W Nevinson: The Twentieth Century Best known as a war artist, C R W Nevinson was described as "a journalist in paint" for the quality of his work, in which he avoided cliché and predictability. He was also a leading light in the London version of Italian Futurism. This exhibition...