The Guardian The New Gallery Walsall: Garman Ryan collection Walsall, United Kingdom

The Guardian is currently exploring the collections of British institutions, highlighting important artworks. From the New Art Gallery in Walsall, Julie Brown the collection's curator, analyses and celebrates Sally Ryan's sculpture 'The Martinique'.

'The Martinique' was gifted along with 15 other works to the Walsall gallery by Kathleen Garman in 1973. It is now the only public museum in Britain to feature Ryan's work.

The bust is one of the 365 objects held at the heart of the gallery, in an intimate wooden clad room by Caruso St John. The space reflects the personal tastes of its two female collectors and acts as a biographical legacy. "The stories of the people associated with the objects are at its core, and the themes of love, life, loss and dysfunctional families are universal."

Photo © The New Art Gallery Walsall. Sally Ryan (1916-1968), The Martinique, 1934, bronze, Garman Ryan Collection

 1
 2
 3

Related news

Anniversary

New Art Gallery Walsall
Twenty years

New Art Gallery Walsall, United Kingdom

Thursday 20th February

thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

Caruso St John Architects' first major project, the New Art Gallery Walsall, celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its opening this week.

Read more

Exhibition

The New Art Gallery Walsall celebrates its 10th Birthday

New Art Gallery Walsall, United Kingdom

11 February 2020

thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

The occasion is marked by Party! an exhibition featuring an eclectic range of artists whose works are linked through broad reference to the party, a theme which extends across music, singing, dancing, greetings cards, food and drink, dress and decorations.

The exhibition Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life opens in October at ArkDes, Stockholm. To mark the occasion Gagosian director Mark Francis spoke with Adam Caruso, Kieran Long, director of ArkDes, and Swedish arts critic Anna Nittve. They discussed the extent of the exhibition's research and design, as well as the enduring legacy of Lewerentz. The interview features in the Fall 2021 edition of Gagosian Magazine.

Read more

Peter St John was interviewed by Veronica Simpson about the practice's renovation work at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. They discussed the recently completed Café and Fernery, alongside the future plans for the arts centre.

Read more

Published this month is Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life. The monograph covers both his built and unrealised designs; from retail spaces, churches, cemeteries and landscapes, to exhibition architecture, graphics, product design, furniture and interiors.

The comprehensive book coincides with ArkDes' exhibition of the same name. Caruso St John has designed the exhibition, which opens in October this year.

Read more

A selection of Caruso St John's recent competition entries feature in Issue 103 of AV Proyectos. The issue includes prize-winning designs for the new AXA office building in central Zurich, the OLMA exhibition pavilion in St Gallen, and a pair of apartment buildings in Eggen, Lucerne.

Read more

An interview with Caruso St John on their work at Tate Britain features in Design in Dialogue. The publication is the second book in Ruby Press' series Chapters, it focuses on how design processes can be shaped through dialogue.

Read more

An interview with Adam Caruso features in a new gta Verlag publication, Against and For Method. Edited by Jan Silberberger, the volume tries to tackle the deficiencies in studio teaching and proposes possibilities for integrating research approaches into teaching and practice.

Read more

A+ Sessions was launched last year to discover more about architects' approaches. Interviewing a range of international architects, A+ has shown the breadth of contemporary architectural thinking.

Adam Caruso answers a series of quick-fire questions, choosing between Robert Smithson or Gordon Matta Clark, painting or photography, and architecture or agriculture.

Read more

Adam Caruso contributes an essay to monumental_. The 'monumental' in the 21st century is seen as a questionable characteristic. Its dubious reputation resulting in its demise, particularly with urban planning. Dortmund Positions' first book in a series of symposium texts, tackles this issue with writing from Adam Caruso, Heike Hanada, and Wilfried Kuehn, among others.

Read more

Adam Caruso contributes a review of Sébastien Marot's 'Taking The Country’s Side, Agriculture and Architecture' to Drawing Matter.

Read more

Jesús Vassallo discusses the work of Caruso St John in his recently published book.

Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, sets out to write an alternative history of contemporary architecture and documentary photography, through a series of case studies that include Caruso St John's collaborations with Thomas Demand.

Read more