Reviews of the new DVD Film Documentary Travelling Art Galleries have been very encouraging. The Artist Magazine, Best of British, Railway Magazine and several others were most positive and sales of this definitive documentary featuring BBC TV’s Coast presenter, Nick Crane, have gone very well. It is also available via Vimeo to stream and you can view the trailer here for free
Over recent months, Travelling Art Gallery has been involved in a very successful exhibition Places in Time featuring the artist, Kenneth Steel’s work at the Weston Park Museum in Sheffield. See a brief walkthrough of the exhibition here. I provided some of Steel’s original artworks, including those for carriage prints. It has shown yet again how much interest there is in commercial art and the artists concerned. The exhibition finishes on May 2nd.
Its been good to see exhibitions starting up again after Covid – we recently had stands at the London Model Railway exhibition at Alexandra Palace and were at the Talisman auction at the Newark Showground last week. If we intend participating in future events we will try to give advance notice on the news section of the website. It has been so good to see many old faces again even if some are looking slightly older [including us!]. My wife, Marie, and myself both had Covid in the darker days in October 2021. Quite ill for a while, but not dangerously so and a lot to be grateful for over the past two years.
Future improvements and enhancements on the website will see images of carriage advertisements, maps and notices from the collection appearing. From the pre-grouping railway days through to British Rail; there were many wonderful graphic designs and nostalgic adverts displayed in coaching stock.
Improvements have now been made to the landscape series of reproduction prints – the TAG logo at the bottom centre has now gone and we have reduced a good portion of the text at the bottom of the border – it all looks a lot tidier and less cluttered.
Don’t forget to enquire via the website if there is a particular original carriage print you are interested in. I can let you know availability, condition and price fairly quickly. Some prints (especially pre-war) are very difficult to find but in many cases I may be able to help you.
Wishing all readers the blessings of health and fulfillment and will be in touch again soon.