Bedales Gallery


The stimulus for the small scale sculpture, drawing and print in this exhibition derives from a range of sources including the Petersfield Museum costume collection, formerly part of the theatrical wardrobe at Bedales School, as well as costume and artifacts from the Victoria & Albert Museum and the dress and grubby habits of intimates and passersby.




“Nostalgia and precision, seriousness and wit, watercolour and metal – John Thomson’s drawings and sculpture contain observations in a manner which excite contrasting emotions whilst instantly engaging the viewer”

– Jacqueline Thalmann Curator, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford University



Admission to this exhibition is free

Opening times:

Monday – Friday 2-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm – 2013

Please note the gallery will be closed on Saturday 26th January