The Sir Frederick Gibberd watercolour collection is on permanent display in the Gibberd Gallery. All of the paintings were donated to Harlow in 1984. They came from a personal collection of Sir Frederick Gibberd, made over a period of some forty years. His collection had begun in 1935 and was limited by three conditions: the picture had to be by a British artist, the artist must be alive, and the picture should be a water-colour, drawing or print. The limitations that the artist must be British and alive was to encourage young artists. The collection includes works by John Nash, John Piper, Elizabeth Blackadder and Edward Bawden.

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Gibberd Collection App

Discover all the Watercolours in our Sir Frederick Gibberd 20th Century collection whilst on the go and share with your friends. The App holds the entire collection of 54 pieces all in one place with photographs and information, a search feature to find work by an artist, year or title and will automatically show you works by the same artist.



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Sculpture Collection in Harlow

Over the past fifty years the Harlow Art Trust has built up a remarkable collection of sculpture by some of the foremost names in modern and contemporary art which attracts visitors to Harlow from all over the world. To walk around the centre of Harlow is to experience a large-scale open-air art museum, designated a sculpture town in 2011 and winning the Marsh Prize in the same year. For information on Harlow Art Trust please visit

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This App will guide you in exploring some of the 83 sculptures on public view in Harlow. Choose a trail and begin your journey, there is a trail to suit everyone with information about each sculpture, pictures and access information. Every sculpture in the collection can be viewed on the map and by using the list button .When you have chosen a trail you can pick it up at any point and follow the route. Harlow sculpture collection has been commissioned by the Harlow Art Trust since 1953 and includes the work of world famous sculptors such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The original founding members of the Art Trust were Sir Frederick Gibberd and Lady Gibberd. Sir Frederick Gibberd was the master town planner for Harlow and these sculptures were part of his vision to make Harlow a great town to live and work in.

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Gibberd Gallery,
Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
Essex CM20 1WG


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