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The Grundy Art Gallery

Blackpool’s Grundy Art Gallery opened in 1911 after a generous bequest of artworks and financial gifts from the Grundy brothers, great benefactors to arts, culture and scientific inquiry in the town. The gallery is part of Blackpool’s Art Service, which seeks to deliver arts projects to engage local communities and residents in the arts, supports the thriving arts community and maintain Blackpool’s important arts and culture sector.

The gallery displays both permanent exhibitions, featuring national and regional twentieth century British artists; and temporary exhibitions, in part comprised by Cuthbert Grundy’s art work. His collection included Victorian oil and watercolour paintings, contemporary painting and print works, jewellery, ivories and ceramics, as well as photographs and souvenirs of Blackpool.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £45,000
  • 2013-2014: £45,000
  • 2014-2015: £45,000

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Arts Award flashmob in response to Heather Phillipson's exhibition 'Yes, surprising is existence in a post-vegetal cosmorama'

Stung Out Theatre interactive workshop

Strung Out Theatre interactive workshop of the Shakespeare play The Comedy of Errors, as part of the Fylde Coast Shakespeare Festival in Blackpool.

Collections Show - The Collectors

Interviews with Blackpool and Fylde residents who have submitted their collections for a group exhibition at Grundy Art Gallery at Blackpool.

The Awakening, Serena Korda

The Awakening Serena Korda: Aping The Beast Grundy Art Gallery June 2013

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Interrogative Determination Protocol, Fiona Shaw, Computer Programme 1:53seconds, 2013

This film has been commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery as part of an audience survey project. Interrogative Determination Protocol is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Legion (after Richardson) 2013

Legion (after Richardson) This project took place in November and December 2012 in response to Grundy Art Gallery's exhibition Kelly Richardson: Legion 'Legion (after Richardson)' is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The film has been made possible thanks to the vision and drawings of the pupils and staff at the following schools: Mereside Primary School Holy Family Primary School St. Kentigerns Primary School Montgomery High School Plus Sound Design from: Adam Sloan Direction: Robyn Woolston

Kelly Richardson at Grundy Art Gallery

Canadian artist Kelly Richardson talks about her exhibition, 'Legion', at the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool. Richardson guides us through her work, influences, techniques and how her exhibition has been received by the public. Exhibition opened 20th Oct 2012 and closes 5th Jan 2013. For more information please visit the Grundy's website

School film of space landscape and noises

Devonshire Primary School's film in response to the Kelly Richardson Legion exhibition at Grundy Art Gallery.

Best Time of Your Life, 2012

This new illumination, Best Time of Your Life, has been a collaboration between Liverpool based artist, Laurence Payot, with nine young people working towards their Gold Arts Award and Lightworks, Blackpool's Illuminations team. This artwork was commissioned through Blackpool Art Service's involvement in the Blaze programme.

Blackpool's Got Inspiration

Film created by young people working towards their Silver and Gold Arts Award with Blackpool Arts Service. Filmed and edited by filmmaker Julianne O'Malley. The film has been made to be shown at Under The Town Festival, Sat 4th August 2012 at Grundy Art Gallery.

Experiencing Blackpool

A film of students from Montgomery High School, Blackpool working with Paul Dabek (magician and actor based in Cheshire) using the exhibition, Mass Photography: Blackpool Through the Camera, as a starting point for a performance about their seaside town. The exhibition, Mass Photography: Blackpool Through the camera, was on show at Grundy Art Gallery from 6th Aug -5th Nov 2011. This film froms part is part of the Blackpool 100 project supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Opposite Of All Those Things

The Opposite Of All Those Things by Heather and Ivan Morison Ripstop nylon and carbon fibre frame Kite design by Carl Robertshaw Kites Commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool 2008 Flown on Fleetwood beach, Lancashire, UK 27th January 2011 A FILM FOR ART SHORTS A collaboration between Tate Media and Arts Council England Produced by Mosaic Films

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Grundy Art Gallery
Queen Street

53.820381, -3.05173

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