In Their Own Words: Artists’ Voices from The Ingram Collection

20 May 2017 – 30 Jul 2017

Event times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10.30am – 5pm Thursday: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays

Cost of entry

£4.50 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free

The Lightbox

Woking, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Train to Woking station, 25min direct link from London Waterloo

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Works by some of the UK’s best-loved and most influential artists of the 20th century will be exhibited alongside audio recordings taken from the British Library’s extensive ‘Artists’ Lives’ archive


This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore artworks from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art whilst listening to audio recordings from the artists that created them, shedding new light on the fascinating personal experiences that shaped their lives, relationships and art.

43 works from The Ingram Collection will feature in the exhibition. The artists selected are some of the best known within the collection: Eileen Agar, Kenneth Armitage, John Bellany, Ralph Brown, Lynn Chadwick, Geoffrey Clarke, Ken Currie, Mary Fedden, Paul Feiler, Elisabeth Frink, Terry Frost, William Gear, Derrick Greaves, Patrick Heron, Josef Herman, Allen Jones, Bernard Meadows, Brendan Neiland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Leonard Rosoman, Carel Weight and Rosemary Young.

The recordings in this Lightbox exhibition are from Artists’ Lives, a National Life Stories project in partnership with the British Library

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Michael Bird

Exhibiting artists

Sir Terry Frost RA

Lynn Chadwick

William Gear

Eduardo Paolozzi

Elizabeth Frink

Carel Weight

John Bellany

Ken Currie

Mary Fedden

Eileen Agar

Patrick Heron

Kenneth Armitage

Josef Herman

Ralph Brown

Allen Jones RA

Brendan Neiland

Bernard Meadows


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