Take a look at our Exhibitions page to see newly-confirmed exhibitions for 2014!
Sporting Art of the Dukes of Grafton
November 2013: In November, the British Sporting Art Trust held its annual Paul Mellon Lecture. We were thrilled to welcome as our guest lecturer the wildlife sculpture, Hamish Mackie. Hamish spoke about his life and work and gave an interesting insight into the processes involved in creating his sculpture.
Contractor appointed to build The National Heitage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.
The £15 million 'Home of Horseracing' project is now one step closer with the appointment of GRAHAM Construction. The National Heritage Centre for Horse racing and Sporting Art will see the National Horseracing Museum and British Sporting Art Trust move from their present location next ot the Jockey Club on Newmarket High Street to Palace House, the surviving portion of Charles II's racing palace in the town centre. The five acre site will also create space for the retraining of Racehores charity to give live demonstrations of its work for the first time.
Peter Jensen Chairman of Home of Horseracing Trust and BSAT said "After eight years of fundraising we are delighted that we are now on our way. It is most enouraging that we are planning the opening towards the end of 2015 so I am pleased to say that bringing the project to reality will take far less time than evolving the dream."
If you would like to get involved and donate towards the project, we would love to hear from you. Simply click on 'full contact details' to the right.
Our website now has some new features, these are :-
- Search our library - we are currently adding our library collection to the website, more books will be added continually.
- Ask the librarian- are you looking for something in particular and unable to find it, why not ask the librarian?
- Artists - A to Z of artists, leading to the artists biograpghy and the curent works we have by them.