Hodgkin and Caulfield, by Lynda Morris

Unknown, 14th June 1976

Hodgkin and Caulfield

One of the most encouraging signs for contemporary art has been a development in the quality of publicly galleries outside London. The Museum of Modern Art in Oxford and the Arnolfini in Bristol were both founded in the middle Sixties, and they now receive substantial grants from the Arts Council. They are both housed in converted warehouses, but they have developed in different directions. The Arnolfini is an elegant dockside complex, including a bar, restaurant, bookshop, cinema and theatre, as well as two gallery spaces. MOMA in Oxford is more austerely converted, and has concentrated on a programme of temporary exhibitions. It is one of the most sympathetic exhibition spaces in England and its recent programme has received international support.