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The Bauhaus in Bristol

14 September 2019 - 25 January 2020


The Ken Stradling Collection, Bristol

The Ken Stradling Collection is very pleased to be taking part in the international celebrations marking the centenary of the Bauhaus.

The Bauhaus in Bristol traces the story of the remarkable friendship between Bristol furniture manufacturer Crofton Gane and Marcel Breuer, founding member of the Bauhaus in Germany and refugee. Begun in the 1930s and lasting their whole lives, it put Bristol firmly on the Modernist map.  Furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and made in Bristol for Crofton Gane will be on display in the ground floor gallery alongside archive material and a model of the Breuer designed Gane’s Pavilion.


The KSC Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm during the exhibition.


Along side the exhibition we are presenting a number of exciting events which delve further into this fascinating story. Priority booking for Friends of the KSC.

2 Oct  The House That Breuer Built an illustrated talk about the interior of Crofton Gane’s house in Bristol by Cleo Witt. Bristol Guild Cafe 7.00 – 8.30 Tickets £10 (students £5) Further details and booking via Eventbrite

30 Oct  An Evening with Crofton Gane featuring Max Gane, great-grandson of Crofton and friends. The Folk House 7.30 – 9.00 Tickets: £10 (students £5) Further details and booking via Eventbrite

16 Nov Breuer in Bristol Symposium with guest speakers including: Leyla Daybelge, Magnus Englund, Max Gane, Phil O’Shaughnessy, Alan Powers, Christopher Wilk and Chris Yeo, chaired by Cleo Witt.

Arnolfini 9.30 – 17.00 Tickets: £30/ (students £15) including light lunch.  Further details and booking via Eventbrite

27 Nov A Life in Design: Peter Metcalfe in conversation with Cleo Witt. Bristol Guild Cafe 7.00 – 8.30 Tickets: £10/ £5 students/unwaged Booking details to follow.

11 Jan 2020 Printing the Bauhaus Way A workshop for 16+ with Oliver Kent and Ollie Timmins in conjunction with SGS Bristol School of Art. Venue: TBC 13.30 – 4.30 Tickets: £20 Booking details to follow.

Free drop-in tours of the exhibition at the Stradling Gallery:

14 Oct 12.30 – 1.30 /  11 Dec 12.30 – 1.30  / 15 Jan 12.30 – 1.30


14 September 2019
25 January 2020
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The Ken Stradling Collection
48 Park Row
Bristol, BS1 5LH United Kingdom
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