Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery is located in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Make Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery a centerpiece of your Royal Tunbridge Wells vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Royal Tunbridge Wells tour planner.
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  • Great place to take the kids each week and read! more parents should do it! They also have a museum upstairs! 
  • A must for learning the past history of Tunbridge Wells. situated just above the library. lift access. interesting artefacts includes Tunbridge Ware. 
  • Great little museum. Lots to see and learn about. Lots of nice little bits about tws. i would recommend you go if you havent! 
  • A review on "Dave McKean, A Retrospective." The arts event was a retrospective of the works by Dave McKean. I attended on 19th February, the middle of the showing of the display. It was held at the Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery. It shows examples of his work, the range of skills he uses and how he creates his work. It demonstrated his works as an illustrator and comic book designer. I have never seen anything like this before because his work was very realistic and gothic. It is also not a form of art that gets displayed often. Dave McKean is an illustrator and multimedia artist. His work includes book jackets, album covers, posters, book illustration, graphic novels and film. McKean is perhaps most famously known for his work with author Neil Gaiman on titles like Coraline and The Sandman, and more recently his work with Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck Cookbook (2008) and Richard Dawkins' The Magic of Reality (2011). In the display I liked how it showed the different techniques and the range of styles found in an art form which has little recognition as one. I liked how it showed a different aspect to cartoon design. It showed a realistic and almost gory style instead of the usual suitable for all and unrealistic style. I didn’t like how it seemed to keep Dave McKean as an artist that can only stick to one style because further research shows that he has a vast range of styles. From children books to film and the display only showed how his style is a horror inspired theme and not how he has applied this to different aspect of his work. I would recommend it to people who have already seen some of his work and want to learn more about it. If you went in there without at least seeing some of it, you might be surprised and slightly disgusted about it because it doesn’t stick with the usual expectations of comic design. I knew a little bit of his work before but this gallery expanded my thoughts on comic design and taught my different techniques to try in the future.
  • High quality museum with engaging exhibitions and displays - recommended
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