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Talks – at The New Art Gallery, Walsall by Andrew Tift

  • On Saturday 30th June 2007 at 11:00am I will be dong a talk about my exhibition based aroud Kitty Godley. I will talk about my experience of meeting her, about all of the paintings, drawings and etchings and my thoughts and intentions behind them and I will be having a general discussion with collections curator Jo Digger where she will be asking me questions and I will also answer any questions from the audience.
  • On Saturday 21st July 2007 at 2:00pm I will be doing a slide/powerpoint  presentation about my work in general from 1991 to present day featuring some 40 images.

June 4th, 2007

THE GUARDIAN-Tuesday 22nd May 2007


On 22nd May The Guardian announced that my triptych, which won last years BP Portrait Award has been brought by The Art Fund – (the UK’s biggest art charity) for the permanent collection of The New Art Gallery ,Walsall. The gallery are also purchasing a colour painting depicting a profile portrait of Kitty called “Transition” which directly mirrors Freud’s origional from the Garman Ryan collection some 60 years later. I’m so pleased that they have ended up in the Borough’s collection because they are so integrally linked.

Click on the image to read the article.

June 4th, 2007



For those of you who are unfamiliar with The New Art Gallery, Walsall, it is one of the  brand new, grand, state of the art -art gallery projects which were built at the turn of the 21st century. It has won many design awards and has lots of beautiful spaces large and small which I believe were designed to give the feel of a house. It’s a huge gallery with the wonderful Garman Ryan collection. Anne and myself had our wedding there back in 2004. I’m so pleased with the lighting in my space. It’s within the Garman Ryan collection which has very low lighting for conservation purposes and my space has very high /bright lighting which contrasts well with the Garman Ryan collection and defines it as a seperate exhibition which is still very closely linked with the collection through Kitty Godley. Here are a few snaps that I took of the exhibition  but these only feature a small amount of the work  which is actually on show.

A taster.

June 4th, 2007



After months of work the show finally came around. It was such a great night at the opening, friends, family, artists and collectors and lots of people from the West midlands region and further afield. Thank you all for coming along for the opening and creating an atmosphere…… man alive, it was hot in there though. I was really pleased with the hang, my brother -in law -Mike  who works at the gallery, Jeremy and  curator Jo Digger and me  hung the show on Wednesday and Thursday. There are about 22 pictures in the show all together including paintings, drawings and etchings and a portrait of Kitty by Lucian Freud.  This is only the beginning. The show continues at the gallery on Floor 2 of the Garman Ryan collection until Sunday 2nd September 2007 so there’s plenty of time to drop in.

June 4th, 2007


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