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Exhibitions

James Hamilton has been guest curator of some important recent exhibitions.

  • Turner and the Scientists
    (Tate Gallery 1998)
  • Turner: The Late Seascapes
    (Clark Art Institute, Williamstown and touring to Manchester and Glasgow; Catalogue: Yale University Press, 2003)
  • Turner’s Britain
    (Gas Hall, Birmingham; Catalogue: Merrell Publications, 2003).
  • Turner & Italy
    (Ferrara, Edinburgh and Budapest, 2008-09
  • VOLCANO - from Turner to Warhol
    (Compton Verney, Warwickshire 2010)
  • Making Painting - Helen Frankenthaler and J M W Turner
    (Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2014.
Making paintings

As Curator of Art at Portsmouth, Wakefield and Sheffield, and latterly as Director of the Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group in Leeds, James Hamilton organised dozens of exhibitions in the 1970s and 1980s, including:

  • Wilhelm Lehmbruck 1881-1919: Sculpture, Painting, Graphic Work
    On loan from the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg (Portsmouth, 1974)
  • Arthur Rackham 1867-1939: Illustrations, Drawings and Watercolours (Sheffield, 1980)
  • Edmund Dulac 1882-1953: Illustrator and Designer (Sheffield, 1982)
  • 25 from 51 – Paintings from the Festival of Britain (Sheffield, 1978) Copies available – please contact James Hamilton
  • Artist in Industry (Sheffield, 1983) Copies available – please contact James Hamilton
  • The Danish Show: Paintings (Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group, in conjunction with the Danish Ministry of Culture, 1986/87) Copies available – please contact James Hamilton
  • Tradition and Innovation in Printmaking Today: A New Collection of Prints for Rank Xerox (Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group, 1986)
  • New Art in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group, 1987) Copies available – please contact James Hamilton
  • Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group: Report 1986

 

Volcano
Wilhelm Lehmbruck
Arthur Rackham
Edmund Dulac 1882-1953: Illustrator and Designer
25 from 51 Paintings from the Festival of Britain
Atrist in Industry
The Danish Show: Paintings
Tradition & Innovation in Printmaking Today
New Art in Yorkshire
Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group

Turner and the Scientists

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Turner and Italy

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Turner's Seascapes

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Turner's Britain

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