What's On

Sir Thomas Phillips

by George Richmond RA

Sir Thomas Phillips (1801 - 1867) by George Richmond (1809 - 1896)

The restoration and cleaning of this drawing of Newport's former Mayor at the time of the 1839 Chartist uprising was facilitated by a donation from The Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

An early follower of William Blake, George Richmond went on to become one of Victorian Britain's pre-eminent portrait painters, today best known for his much reproduced drawing of Charlotte Bronte in the National Portrait Gallery.


Evening Talks & Walks 2024


Evening talks take place at 7.00pm on the second Tuesday in the month in the Newport Art Gallery,

John Frost Square, Newport NP20 1PA.  All talks and walks are free to Members, otherwise £3.00.

Forthcoming Talks and Walks

January 9 - Recent Roman Findings in Caerwent

Dr. Mark Lewis, Senior Curator - Roman Archaeology, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon

February 13 - Forty Years On

Neil Carroll and Derek Butler, Exhibition Curator and Former Lecturer, Newport College of Art

March 12 - From Potlets to Plaques (With the Odd Pub In between)

Ned Haywood MBE, Potter and Designer, Heritage Ceramics, Chepstow

April 9 - When the Railway Came to Newport

Ray Viney, Journal Editor and Archivist, Monmouthshire Railway Society

May 21 - Six Highlights of the Newport Museum Collection

10.00am, Museum - Booking essential , please contact David Osmond at david-osmond@hotmail.com

June 11 - An exploration of the Gwent Levels

Anne Dunton

July 9 - A visit to Newport's Great Central Hall and Stow Hill Church

August 13 - Traces of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in Newport

September 10 - Glen Edwards, A Photographic Retrospective

Glen Edwards, Photojournalist, former UK Press Photographer of the Year, lecturer University of South Wales

October 8 - Neanderthal Archaeology in Wales

Dr. Elizabeth Walker, Principal Curator: Collections & Access, Amgueddfa Cymru

November 12 - Made by Labour. A Material and Visual History of British Labour, c.1780 - 1924

Martin Wright, Senior Lecturer in History, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University

December 10 - Egyptian Items in the Collection of Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Professor Paul Nicholson, Professor in Archaeology, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University

Other events and talks at the The Museum and Art Gallery can be found by going to their What's On page

The Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery were happy to support Newport's 2020 Art on the Hill virtual festival by discussing four works from the collection of Newport Museum and Art Gallery

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