The Council is enormously grateful to the family of F.E. McWilliam who has enabled them to become the custodian of the wonderful collection of art works by the sculptor born in Banbridge. The majority of the works on display are maquettes, that is, works created as part of the sculptural process. The Council has purchased and subsequently added a number of finished bronzes to the collection. As money becomes available, perhaps through grants, it is hoped to acquire more sculptures to increase the collection.
The Council is very grateful to the private collectors who have loaned their works to the gallery for the public to view and enjoy. Many of these are on view in the sculpture garden.