The Lightbox

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The Lightbox
4.5
Kunstgallerier • Kunstmuseer • Historiske museer
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11:00–16:00
Tirsdag
10:30 - 17:00
Onsdag
10:30 - 17:00
Torsdag
10:30 - 17:00
Fredag
10:30 - 17:00
Lørdag
10:30 - 17:00
Søndag
11:00 - 16:00
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futtock21
London, UK11 255 bidrag
mai 2022 • Alene
Two impressive new exhibitions at the Lightbox. In the main gallery highlights of the last five hundred or so years of Scottish art from the Fleming and Ingram collections. The earliest works from the lines of George Jamieson (1587-1644) known as the Scottish Van Dyck through the Scottish colourists to Bellany, Rae, Howson and Paolozzi. And if this isn’t enough the top floor art gallery is exhibiting some early works by William Crozier courtesy of Piano Nobilr gallery. There is an accompanying catalogue.
Skrevet 8. mai 2022
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Lucy B
25 bidrag
apr. 2022
As we had never visited Woking before unsure what to expect. Transpired it was a great place for shopping, street food, history and art. Friendly locals took us to the Lightbox sculpture pop up in a shop next to M&S with another one nearby for local artists. First class interesting sculpture in the pop up attracting lots of different visitors welcomed by smiling friendly volunteers and staff.

We enjoyed big portions of Korean Japanese street food in the nearby market then visited the Lightbox centre, in a lovely oasis, yet next to a busy road! Set in a lovely garden, the centre has a very tempting shop ( whoever is the person sourcing the items for the shop has imagination and experience, such gorgeous items from a range of fab tetailers). The Scottish art exhibition was enjoyable, a local history gallery was fascinating. A lovely place to visit, enjoy paintings and sculpture, including some great Elisabeth Frjnks. Volunteers and staff are enthusiastic and passionate about the Lightbox and sharing it with visitors. Thank you.
Skrevet 1. mai 2022
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Dave Woking
Storbritannia146 bidrag
feb. 2022
Went to two time limited exhibitions yesterday.....very different in character but each of great interest. Very worthwhile to become a member if you live near. Excellent cafe now too.
Skrevet 26. februar 2022
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futtock21
London, UK11 255 bidrag
jan. 2022 • Alene
Where else might you find, in addition to paintings and sculptures from its permanent collections, two such diverse temporary exhibitions as the mind bending optical wallpaper of Bridget Riley (b.1931) and the entirely figurative work of Hubert Arthur Finney (1905-1991). The former is a nonogenarian rarely out of the limelight; the latter’s exhibition rightly described as ‘out of the shadows’. Not exactly contemporaries as Finney could have been of the same generation as Riley’s father. What a variety of his work on display from a wistful self-portrait to a reclining nude through aerial shots of airfields to pastoral scenes. Riley’s work, however, feels like intense and myopic variations on a single-theme of creating mind-bending patterns. Downstairs a bookshop and small cafe.
Skrevet 16. januar 2022
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Auctionguys
London, UK99 bidrag
jun. 2021 • Familie
A smart non-profit local gallery half an hour by train south of central London. Woking itself is a not especially interesting town but a load of regeneration money has made the centre a sociable place with plenty of independent shops and public spaces. The Lightbox is probably the best reason for strangers to visit the town and, though it’s not as stylish as the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet building next door, it’s a welcoming and family-friendly three storeys of exhibition and study space with a small cafe downstairs, of which more anon.

The top floor has periodic displays from the Ingram Collection of modern British works donated by a local entrepreneur and philanthropist. On show at the moment are a number of moderately interesting small works by artists such as (predictably) Dame Elizabeth Frink and (inescapably) Lynn Chadwick. However, the current star turn - on the second floor - is a good display of paintings and sculpture by Michael Ayrton, the not especially likeable but very talented mid-twentieth century artist who fell out of favour so quickly after his death that his last retrospective was almost fifty years ago. His table-top bronzes, generally around Classical Greek themes of the Minotaur and Icarus are very powerful, often threatening, and sometimes in-yer-face aggressive. His works on paper have echoes of his contemporaries, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland, both of whom went on to much greater renown, and of his younger friend John Craxton, who would also have done so had his love letter to Ayrton not been rejected, a rejection followed shortly by Craxton’s suicide. Ayrton the artist deserves rehabilitation, even if Ayrton the husband doesn’t, and this exhibition has done a real service to the artist’s memory. You’ve only a few days left if you want to catch it though because it finishes in early August, to be replaced by a new exhibition.

By the way, don’t let your visit culminate in a meal in the little cafe downstairs. We aimed to have a light lunch and, from a modest menu, we chose soup of the day (something vegetable with copious amounts of ginger) with ciabatta, and a Brie and onion panini, plus two lattes. The lattes were luke warm; the soup needed dollops of salt, its accompanying ciabatta having been replaced by a soft white bread roll; and my Brie and onion panini had become a toastie of halloumi and tomato. With typical British reluctance to cause offence to waiters I told her it would be fine. It wasn’t. Not only was it nothing like what I’d ordered, but this “toastie” appeared to have been microwaved, so that it was soggy like a warm sponge.

On today’s showing The Lightbox deserves to succeed. Its cafe really doesn’t .
Skrevet 27. juli 2021
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Dave Woking
Storbritannia146 bidrag
jul. 2021
We started off with coffee and croissant and banana cake ( a real wow!) and then viewed the two current exhibitions ,,,,,,,,,intereresting art designs from local school students.......but the other was not appealing.,,,,,rather dour.

It pays to be a member as admission prices steep.
Skrevet 3. juli 2021
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Tony M
Dorking, UK3 bidrag
mai 2021
very calm atmosphere happy things are open up again... a must visit!! a good day out has been missed!!
Skrevet 15. juni 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11 255 bidrag
mai 2021 • Alene
Post-lockdown Woking’s Lightbox has re-opened with a multiplicity of exhibitions in addition to the permanent local history gallery on the first floor. It still has the row of sculptures in the ground floor lobby, a bookshop and cafe with an outside terrace, otherwise exhibition space. Local artists in the small room on the ground floor, the Ambassadors’ Room open on the first floor for the first time to display photographic works by UCA Farnham; on the top floor entrants to the Victoria Place Art Project; in the high ceilinged first floor gallery a major exhibition of the works of MIchael Ayrton (1931-75) who was equally comfortable as a painter of classically themed paintings as sculpture. There’s even a hardback guidebook produced especially for the exhibition. Pity I was, according to the sttendant, the only visitor he’d seen all day.
Skrevet 9. juni 2021
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Michael D
Woking, United Kingdom19 bidrag
okt. 2020
Lightbox has put on some good albeit small exhibitions in the past. It started with free access but then went to an annual charge, which was reasonable. However now they charge daily and at the same rate as the previous annual charge. This makes visits now unaffordable for many. Its a shame but at these current rates it isn't really worth it anymore.
Skrevet 31. oktober 2020
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UnicornIsland
London, UK182 bidrag
okt. 2020 • Familie
#Raphael it’s like getting a quiet education. Artists see things that art historians and other art professionals simply won’t see.

For me, art is a form of meditation. Nothing carries you away and clears your mind like visiting art galleries.
Skrevet 5. oktober 2020
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