2013-01-15 18:33:13 - Contemporary office complex showcases artist who typified early-to-mid 20th Century industrial British life
Station Square, 1 Gloucester Street, Swindon, SN1 1GW
12pm – 5pm 14th, 15th, 17th & 18th January 2013
2pm – 5pm 16th January 2013
Two significant works by artist L.S. Lowry are being displayed at a new exhibition in the heart of Swindon town centre’s commercial district. Swindon Borough Council is hosting the public exhibition at property group Amalgamated Berkshire’s virtually re-built, contemporary, central-Swindon office property, Station Square. Core values of energy efficiency, sustainability and style were the focus of Amalgamated Berkshire’s works to Station Square, achieving a rating via BREEAM – the world's foremost environmental assessment method for buildings – as “very good
Lowry’s Winter in Pendlebury and A Procession paintings will be the centrepiece of Station Square’s select exhibition of Swindon Borough
Council’s art collection, widely considered to be one of the best collections of 20th Century British art in the country.
The recent conscientious renovation of Station Square offers a unique setting for Lowry’s works, juxtaposing his depiction of imposing, smoke-filled, provincial industrial scenes of the early-to-mid 20th Century against the energy efficient, style-savvy and sustainable design of this 21st Century office space. As an artist who often painted commercial property – and was in fact a property man himself, working for the Pall Mall Property Company for more than 40 years – showcasing Lowry’s works in the Station Square contemporary office complex will give visitors a considered contrast of industries and working lives between the early part of two centuries.
Lowry’s art will join works by other respected British artists, including John Piper and Alfred Wallis, as well as exemplary work from The Swindon Photography Society’s exhibition A Celebration of Swindon Photographers: Catch A Vision, which is also open to visitors at Station Square.
Station Square’s prime location by Swindon main line train and bus station, as well as the proximity of local municipal car parks will enable people from all over the country to see some of Britain’s best works of art.
Cllr Garry Perkins, Swindon Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Culture, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the gems in our art collection to people in Swindon. It is also a chance to gain an exclusive look at two of Lowry's exemplary works prior to Tate Britain's Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life exhibition this summer. This exhibition will give us an even greater incentive to find a new permanent home for our art collection and I would encourage people to pop along to Station Square to see some of 20th Century Britain's best works of art."
Christopher Meredith of Savills, the letting agents for Station Square, said: “Amalgamated Berkshire's accommodation of this exhibition in Station Square provides the unique opportunity for people to see the work of a world famous artist in the surroundings of the highest quality and most cost-efficient office space available in Swindon."
The public are welcome to admire the exhibition at Station Square, 1 Gloucester Street, Swindon, SN1 1GW for free between 12pm and 5pm on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January, and 2pm until 5pm on Wednesday 16th January 2013 by booking through exhibition organiser Jessica Carey of Lily & Myfanwy Exhibitions via email to email@example.com
or by phone on 07867 556100.
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About Station Square (www.stationsquare.co.uk)
Station Square is situated in the heart of the commercial sector of Swindon Town Centre just 100m from Swindon Mainline Railway Station. The building has recently undergone a comprehensive and high quality refurbishment with energy efficiency and sustainability being key design factors.
The newly renovated building offers modern office design at great value for money, and offers the opportunity for organisations to upgrade their accommodation at little or no costs at all. Additional space is currently available in suites from 1,000 sq ft upwards.
For details of the space available following the exhibition and how price competitive the offices are, please contact: Christopher Meredith (firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 01179 102 216) or Bradley Forbes (email@example.com
/ 01793 438 939)
About Amalgamated Berkshire:
Station Square is owned by the Amalgamated Berkshire Group, a business established for almost 60 years with property holdings in the Western Corridor and Home Counties.
The Group specialises as a customer-focused company where tenants all know the owners by name differentiating its commercial property services through personable, hands-on management drawing on extensive experience from both the property and hospitality sectors.
The Works On Display
Lowry, LS, Winter in Pendlebury, Manchester, 1942
Lowry, LS, A Procession
Horsfield, N, Downstream towards Vernon, 18in x 27 in, UNGLAZED
Lessore, Jules, The Old Ship, 19.75in x 13.5 in, GLAZED
Nash, John, Buoys at Harwich, 15.5in x 20in, GLAZED
Piper, John, Pistyll Maes-Glasau, 20in x 15.5in, GLAZED
Steer, Phillip Wilson, Boats in Harbour, 9.5in x 13.5in, GLAZED
Wallis, Alfred, Ship amid tall waves, 10in x 13in, GLAZED
Hardie, Martin, Sailing boats beside a river, 10.75in x 14in, GLAZED
P H Jowett, 26in x 18.5in, GLAZED
Camp, Jefferey, The Sights of London, 12in x 23in, GLAZED
Mayer Marton, G, Scherzo of Torquay, 32in x 25in, GLAZED