The Isle of Wight College is delighted to become the custodian and exhibitor of the Brannon Print Collection.
The free exhibition is open to the public 2pm – 4pm Thursday 22 October 2015, then running 10am to 4pm daily (excluding Sunday) up to and including Wednesday 28 October. Free parking is available.
George Brannon was a self-taught island artist, engraver, printer and publisher in the 19th century. Further information available at www.brannoncollection.co.uk.
Built up over 40 years
The Collection comprises over 200 original engravings and prints built up over 40 years by island resident Mr Ken Hicks who has worked closely with the Isle of Wight College to bring this project together.
The prints provide a remarkable insight and record of how the island landscape and buildings appeared over 150 years ago, prior to the development of photography.
The College will make the collection available to other island organisations, for educational/research/historical/promotional/exhibition use – for further details contact the Brannon Collection curator, Bev Vaughan on 01983 526631.
The project and exhibition are supported solely by voluntary donations from individuals and island/mainland businesses. Sponsors to date include:
- Daisie Rich Trust
- Delphie Lakeman Memorial Trust
- Graham Attrill Civil Engineering
- Herapath Shenton Trust
- Historical Association – IW Branch
- Isle of Wight Branch of the Royal Society of Arts
- Isle of Wight County Press
- Jewson Morey
- KGB Cleaning South West Ltd
- Lifeline Alarm Systems Ltd
- Newport Rotary Club
- Solent Wealth Management
- Steve Porter Transport Group
- Welcome Stores, Isle of Wight