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 2023 - 24


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

September 12 - Post-Industrial

Sarah Goodey, Kate Mercer and Dean Lewis, Artists

October 10 - Bronze Age Hoards in South Wales

Chris Griffiths, The University of Reading and Amgueddfa Cymru

November 14 - The Re-emergence of Lieutenant Gray: An Art Conservator's Challenge

Valentine Walsh FIIC, ACR, PA, AIC, FSA, Conservator of Fine Paintings

December 12 - Utopia on Usk - Newport's Post-war achievements

Jill Maclean - Formerly University of South Wales

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

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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