18 September to 1 October 2017

Loans - Here We Are. An exhibition to celebrate the Burberry September collection, Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green

The Hyman Collection is pleased to be one of the largest lenders to a special exhibition celebrating British photography.

Here We Are celebrates the very best of British photography on the occasion of Burberry's September collection for men and women. When creating this collection Burberry's President and Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey drew inspiration from social portraiture in 20th century British photography - particularly by photographers who have set about documenting the many and varied tribes, clans and classes that make up this island of ours, and the humourous, spirited and eccentric way in which the British dress.

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30 August 2017 to 21 January 2018

Museum Loans - A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now,Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be the largest lender, after the Arts Council of England, to the exhibition A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

The Hyman Collection will be lending seventeen works that include photographs by Keith Arnatt, John Blakemore, The Caravan Gallery, Mark Edwards, Anna Fox, Paul Graham, John Myers, Mark Power, Paul Reas, Jo Spence and Puddy Summerfield.

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31 May 2017

The Hyman Collection. Annual Update. 02. Spring 2017

Two years ago, in Spring 2015, we launched www.britishphotography.org to showcase our private collection of British photographs and to use the collection as an educational resource.

Since our first annual update in Spring 2016, we have continued to acquire pictures by photographers not previously in the collection. These include Shirley Baker, Juno Calypso, Maisie Cousins, The Caravan Gallery, Michael Kenna, Peter Mitchell, Paddy Summerfield and Gillian Wearing. We have also increased our existing collections of vintage photographs by Cecil Beaton, John Blakemore, Jane Bown, Bill Brandt, Christina Broom, Mat Collishaw, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Davies, Anna Fox, Fay Godwin, Bert Hardy, Paul Hill, Susan Hiller, E.O. Hoppé, Colin Jones, Dafydd Jones, Neil Libbert, Roger Mayne, Peter Mitchell, Raymond Moore, Graham Smith, Snowdon, Wolfgang Suschitzky and Homer Sykes.

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29 May 2017

Peter Mitchell. New Acquisitions

We are delighted to have acquired photographs from one of the pioneers of colour photography, Peter Mitchell. The photographs come from three of his most celebrated bodies of work: A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission, Memento Mori and Some Things Means Every Thing to Somebody.

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12 April 2017

Anna Fox. The Moon and a Smile

The Hyman Collection is pleased to have acquired three new photographs by Anna Fox made in response to a commission by the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea. The Moon and a Smile exhibition was based on the contempoary responses of nine photographers to a period in the 1840s and 1850s, when Swansea was at the centre of early experiments in photography worldwide. In particular, the Dillwyn family circle was prolific in the development of photography, especially Mary Dillwyn and John Dillwyn Llewellyn. Commissioned by Glynn Vivian, the nine international artists created new work for the exhibition, alongside a display of 19th century photography.

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9 April 2017

The Caravan Gallery - New Acquisitions

We are delighted to have acquire seventy photographs by The Caravan Gallery (Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale) that provide an overview of their peripatetic work over the last fifteen years. These witty pictures explore British society and the selection is loosely structured around a number of themes that include, signs, flags, people and place.

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18 March to 18 June 2017

Museum Loans - Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be lending around twenty works from the collection, including photographs by Anna Fox, Paul Hill, Paul Reas, Jo Spence and Homer Sykes, to the following exhibition:

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Creating the Countryside: 1600-2017
18 March - 18 June 2017

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15 November 2016

Read an interview with James Hyman about the future of the collection in the Art Newspaper.

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15 October 2016 to 11 March 2017

Museum Loans - Graves Gallery, Sheffield Museum

We are pleased to be loaning photographs by Colin Jones, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Paul Reas to the following exhibition:

Graves Gallery, Sheffield Museum
Street View: photographs of Urban Life
15 October 2016 - 11 March 2017

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1 November 2016

Bill Brandt. Vintage Prints

The Hyman Collection is delighted to announce a major new acquisition of an important group of twenty seven vintage photographs by Bill Brandt from the photographer's estate. Purchased from Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, these pictures include famous as well as unknown works, and provide a retrospective survey of Brandt's achievements. They are grouped around the central themes of Brandt's oeuvre and include photographs related to the three seminal books that established his reputation: The English at Home (1936), A Night in London (1938) and Camera in London (1948), as well as wartime photographs of ruined streets and people sheltering in the tunnels of the London Underground; nudes from Perspective of Nudes (1961) and celebrity portraits that include little known images of Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. Added to the vintage Brandt's already in the collection, the Hyman Collection now has one of the most important private collections of Brandt in the world.

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29 August 2016 to 1 May 2017

Museum Loans - Arundells, Salisbury

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be lending our life size Spitting Image puppet of former Prime Minister Edward Heath to the following exhibition:

Arundells, Salisbury
Heath at 100: A Life in Cartoons

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30 June to 25 September 2016

Museum Loans - Landskrona Museum, Sweden

The Hyman Collection is delighted to me lending works by Paul Seawright from his celebrated Sectarian Murders series to the following:

View Ireland
Landskrona Museum, Sweden
Landskrona Foto View, Ireland
30 June - 25 September 2016

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