20 Sep 2012
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A new free exhibition of the work of industrial landscape artist Falcon Hildred opens in October at the Coalbrookdale Gallery at Ironbridge Gorge Museum on 5 October 2012. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW), working in partnership with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, acquired Hildred's unique collection of over 600 original drawings of industrial buildings and landscapes earlier this year. Over 40 of the original drawings will be on display in the exhibition, including a number of the slate industry in north Wales, where the artist has been living since 1969.

Falcon Hildred is a highly accomplished artist who has dedicated his working life to recording the buildings and landscapes of nineteenth-and twentieth-century industry, producing works of high aesthetic, historic and social value. He has recorded in detail technological and engineering change and a rapidly disappearing way of life.  There will be a book to accompany the exhibition.

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