Both Walter Nessler and Grete Marks were forced to leave their native Germany when the Nazi party came into power. Deemed degenerate artists, Nessler was discriminated for his openly critical stance against the regime, whereas Marks, an established potter, was persecuted for her Jewish heritage.
Taking place in the summer season, both displays will celebrate the works of these artists who came to call Britain their home. The exhibitions will be part of the year-long Insiders/Outsiders festival taking place during 2019, which celebrates the contribution of immigrant artists to British culture in the 20th century.
How can I help?
We need to secure the vital funds to allow us to put on such ambitious and ground-breaking displays. Donations will enable us to borrow and transport the items on loan, pay for their framing and any conservation work and allow us to produce educational resources to support the exhibitions. We are grateful for all levels of support, every donation makes a difference.
Tea with the curator
Donors of £50 or more will receive an invitation to a special tea with the curator – a chance to find out more about the works on show.