At Home with the Gaskins
This week art curator Victoria Osborne has been cataloguing Gaskin family photographs ready for our next Gas Hall exhibition, Children’s Lives. Here’s a sneak preview!
Designers Arthur and Georgie Gaskin were leading figures in the Birmingham Arts & Crafts movement at the turn of the last century. Their elder daughter Joscelyne, born in 1903, followed in their footsteps: critic Roger Fry called the drawings she made aged 7 ‘altogether marvellous’. There will be a rare chance to see some of them in next year’s exhibition.
Children’s Lives opens on 17 March 2012. Read about the project at the Children’s Lives blog, or find out more about Arthur, Georgie and Joscelyne in the current display in Gallery 19, The Gaskins and their Circle.