Exhibitions & Events: 2006 – 2007

‘Hannah Frank, A Glasgow Artist’

Sunday 28th October – Sunday 4th November. Freeman’s Auction House, 1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This exhibition showed Hannah Frank drawings and sculptures. This exhibition coincided with the show of Freeman’s November 4th auction of Modern and Contemporary Art.

‘Hannah Frank, A Jewish Artist of Glasgow’

19th January – 6th April. Kniznick Gallery, Woman’s Studies Research Centre, Brandeis University, Boston, Mass, USA.

This exhibition showed a collection of Hannah Frank drawings and sculptures, in addition to an accompanying DVD by Sarah Thomas. This exhibition also included events such as a lecture by the artists niece Fiona Frank, and an open art workshop.

Exhibition at the London Jewish Cultural Centre

October – December 2006. London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, North End Road, London, NW11 7HU

Tel. 0208457500  Web. www.ljcc.org.uk

A full exhibition of Hannah Frank original drawings, family sketches, and sculptures were on show at the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

Exhibition at the Etz Chayim Gallery

May – July 2006. Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Oaklands Gate, Green Lane, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3AA

Tel. 01923 822592   Web. http://www.npls.eclipse.co.uk

A selection of Hannah Frank prints, original drawings and sculptures were on show at the beautiful Etz Chayim gallery at this lovely synagogue location. This exhibition was a tribute to the foresight and hard work of Frances Sacker, curator of the exhibition, who sadly passed away in the week that the exhibition started – but had been directing developments from her hospital bed.

Hannah Frank Retrospective

28th January – 11th February 2006. Royal Glasgow Institute, kelly Gallery, 118 Douglas St, Glasgow.

A full Hannah Frank retrospective was on show at the RGI, 20 years after her last exhibition held there to mark her 80th birthday! This exhibition included the first Scottish showing of early family sketches and portraits, some which had never before been exhibited at all. Cards, books and signed reproductions of many of Hannah Frank’s drawings were also on sale, in addition to a small number of sculptures (opportunity to purchase others as limited edition recasts). Also included was a programme of lunchtime talks and events. This exhibition was rated ‘Number One Thing To Do’ by ‘The List’, Glasgow and Edinburgh’s premier What’s On Guide. (Issue 540, Jan 19 – Feb 2, 2006.)

Activities and Events during the Exhibition: 

  • Thursday 26th January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm – Preview with Professor Pamela Robertson (Senior Curator of Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow).
  • Saturday 28th January, 10.30am – 1pm – Opening morning.
  • Friday 3rd February, 12.45pm – 1.45pm – ‘Hannah Frank, 75 Years a Glasgow Jewish Artist’: talk given by Fiona Frank, the artists niece. A journey through the life and work of Hannah Frank and a chance to see some of her personal diaries.
  • Wednesday 8th February, 12.45pm – 1.45pm – ‘Hannah Frank, a University woman of her time?’ An exploration of Glasgow University in the 1920’s and 30’s. Presented by Lesley Richmond, Director of Archive Services & Senior Research Fellow, Glasgow University.
  • Thursday 9th February, 12.45pm – 1.45pm – Lunchtime Sketching Workshop with Ann Marie Foster, M.A. Investigating the work of Hannah Frank and creating a personal response through expressive drawing.
  • Friday 10th February, 12.45pm – 1.45pm – ‘Women at the Glasgow School of Art, The Early Years, 1880 to 1930’, a talk given by Peter Trowles, Taffner Curator, Mackintosh Collection, Glasgow School of Art.
  • Saturday 11th February, 10.30am – 1pm – Closing morning.
President of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists Alma Wolfson, with Hannah Frank and Alma’s husband Leslie Wolfson. You can see the sculpture of Hannah Frank’s father, ‘Charles Frank at 93’, in the background.



rgi hannah frank