Famous Dickens quote inspires Rugby gallery's new exhibition - The Rugby Observer

Famous Dickens quote inspires Rugby gallery's new exhibition

Ian Hughes 26th Sep, 2017   0

ARTISTS are preparing for the best of times and the worst of times.

Charles Dickens’ famous opening line to the Tale of Two Cities – “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” – provides the theme of Alchemy’s latest exhibition opening in Floor One at Rugby Art Gallery on Saturday October 7.

The exhibition was originally intended to be shown last October, but when Floor One was closed during the preparation of the Rugby Hall of Fame, it was transferred to Hinckley.

Now back in its rightful home, the exhibition will feature some of the work displayed at Hinckley plus a range of new work, incorporating paintings, sculpture, ceramics and felting.




One of the pieces retained from Hinckley which drew much interest – particularly from the children – was a 25-tile interactive display of Alchemy artists’ individual representations of best time/worst time contrasts.

Visitors are invited to attempt to match best time and worst time pictures and to move the tiles around to get the most aesthetically pleasing effect.


The exhibition runs until October 12 and entry is free.

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