Where am I? In a gallery that’s 30 minutes from Waterloo, surrounded by work by Richard Hamilton, Marc Chagall, Elizabeth Frink, Eric Gill, Patrick Caulfield, Edward Burra and many others. Can you guess where yet (sorry Rolf)?
Woking is the unlikely home of the excellent Lightbox Gallery. It was designed by Marks Barfield Architects and opened to the public in 2007. Here’s a link to their website:
Whatever the reason, this attractive gallery has burst into life in 2012 showing collections from two local collectors. The Ingram Collection, held by Surrey University includes a range of work including a few beautiful table-top sculptures. A female figure by Eric Gill is made of sand blasted limestone. Also represented are Lynn Chadwick and Barbara Hepworth. There is also an eclectic mix of two dimensional work with paintings by local and nationally known artists. The highlight is a set of hand-coloured lithographs by Marc Chagall, so spontaneous seeming, but not a brush stroke out of place.
If you haven’t been to the Lightbox, you must go, leaving behind you any preconceptions you might about Woking.