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Downing College 'Heong Gallery' opens to the public   
9 February 2016 | Posted by Charlotte Burton
 
Downing College art gallery opens to the public in former Edwardian stables.

The 'Heong Gallery' at Downing College has opened to the public. The art gallery was converted by Caruso St John architects in the former Edwardian stables (built in 1902-1903). It forms part of a larger construction project at Downing College which contains 78 student rooms and eight common rooms.

The gallery has opened with an exhibition of works from the private collection of Sir Alan Bowness, former Director of Tate and an alumnus of Downing College. The exhibition titled 'Generation Painting 1955-65: British Art from the Collection of Sir Alan Bowness' features works by significant mid-twentieth-century British artists. It is the first time these rarely seen works will be displayed together.

Beacon provided heritage and planning advice on the project so we're delighted to see the gallery open to the public. More information on the project can be found on the project page.