Turner House Gallery
The gallery was built in 1887/8, designed by architect Edwin Seward in a Queen Anne style for the rich local flour merchant, James Pyke Thompson. Pyke Thompson used the gallery to exhibit his collection of artworks, which include drawings, etchings, and ceramics, by artists including Rembrandt, with free entry to the public. The collection notably includes paintings by J. M. W. Turner, after which the gallery was named.
Turner House Gallery was acquired by the National Museum of Wales in 1921 and used to display the museum's secondary public art collection.
In 2003 Turner House was taken over by the registered charity, Ffotogallery, and has subsequently been used for photography-based exhibitions. In 2014/15 the gallery became part of a wider Artes Mundi exhibition, staging works by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson and Croatian artist Sanja Iveković for Artes Mundi 6.
In 2018 Ffotogallery announced that it will be leaving Turner House for new premises in the centre of Cardiff, starting in July 2019. Penarth Town Council said they were discussing with Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales to use the building as multi-purpose cultural venue.
In July 2018 Penarth Town Council launched an online community consultation survey regarding the future use of Turner House and other buildings.
References [ edit ]
- Newman, John (2001), The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan, Penguin Books, p. 104, ISBN 0-14-071056-6
- Ings, David (2013), "Plymouth Road/Turner House Gallery", Penarth Through Time, Amberley Publishing, ISBN 978-1-445630229
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- "Turner House Art Gallery, Plymouth Road, Penarth". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
- Crichton-Miller, Emma (13 November 2014). "Artes Mundi: international art in Cardiff". Apollo Magazine. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Plans Underway to Secure the Future of Turner House in Penarth". Penarth Town Council. 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
- "Town Council Seeks Residents Views on Penarth Projects". Penarth Times. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.