Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sam Smith’s work at The Beales Bequest exhibition

There are many playful, colourful and humorous items on display in The Beales Bequest exhibition. This includes the pieces by Sam Smith. There is one of his fishing boats from the 1970s, made of wood and enamel-painted. Accompanying this is … Continue reading

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Bertoia’s Diamond Chair in ‘The Beales Bequest’ exhibition

Harry Bertoia, an Italian-American sculptor, university lecturer and furniture designer, created The Diamond Chair in 1952 for the firm Knoll International. It comprises of a series containing a small and large version of the chair, a chair with an raised … Continue reading

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Etchings in ‘The Beales Bequest’ exhibition

Dispersed among the beautiful array of objects in the current exhibition, The Beales Bequest, at The Ken Stradling Collection are clusters of Jennifer Beales’ own artworks. She made many oil paintings and etchings, particularly during the 1970s and 80s when … Continue reading

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The opening of The Beales Bequest exhibition

On Saturday 10 January, The Ken Stradling Collection will be holding a private view of their latest exhibition, The Beales Bequest. This exhibition revolves around the eclectic objects that a Bristol architect and founding trustee of The Ken Stradling Collection … Continue reading

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1 Redcliffe Street, Bristol. 1960’s publicity photographs.

I Redcliffe Street the first tower office block in Bristol and is regarded by some as Bristol’s best building of its time. Designed as the headquarters of the Dickinson Robinson Group of paper and packaging manufacturers, it was designed by … Continue reading

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