Edward Bawden Scrapbooks – a sneek peak

  Painter and illustrator Edward Bawden’s five scrapbooks, assembled over a period of more than 55 years, and housed at The Fry Art Gallery, contain everything from stamps, photographs, cigarette cards, Christmas cards and letters to newspaper cuttings, and amongst other fascinating ephemera. Edward Bawden Scrapbooks, by Brian Webb and Peyton Skipwith, includes over 250 […]

John Craxton: A Poetic Eye

  Author and curator Ian Collins introduces the work of John Craxton, on display at The Salisbury Museum, 30 January – 7 May 2016. John Craxton (1922-2009) was one of the most interesting and individual British artists of the 20th century. His life story, starting with wanderings on Cranborne Chase, was as colourful as his later […]

David Jones’s illustrations for The Town Child’s Alphabet

We’re delighted to share an extract from the publication: The Art of David Jones: Vision and Memory by Ariane Bankes and Paul Hills, published October 2015. Soldiers returning home after prolonged service at the Front commonly felt themselves outsiders in civilian society, estranged from its rituals, newly aware of its foibles. And certainly Jones at 24 – back in civvies and […]

Winner announced for Barbara Hepworth Drawing Competition

Congratulations to Caroline Greene, who has won a copy of the book The Drawings of Barbara Hepworth, by Alan Wilkinson (£40 hardback). To celebrate the Big Draw this October 2015, we asked you to send in your drawings of human figures, inspired by Barbara Hepworth. The judges were artist and teacher Michael Kirkbride and writer and presenter […]

Barbara Hepworth Drawing Competition

We are delighted to have partnered with the NEAC Drawing School to offer you a drawing competition inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth. The prize will be a copy of the newly published book: The Drawings of Barbara Hepworth by Alan Wilkinson, published by Lund Humphries. £40 Hardback. Info: Create an original drawing inspired […]

91.Moonlit Woods, Oil on Canvas, 2012, 122 x 92 cm

Modern Art, After Dark

Your head is coated by a thick soup of black and green paint. A roughly smeared handprint of grey-blue smoke tarnishes your jaw while sharp flecks of orange, pale yellow and white sting your cheeks and eyes. A wave of red threatens to permeate the scene as you look up, enraged, at the dandified artist […]

Symposium: ART & COLLABORATION

Sonia Boyce | Joy Gregory | Jacob Jari Samson Kambalu | Peterson Kamwathi | Atta Kwami Sunday 11th October 2015 11am – 6.30pm Djam lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Free This one-day symposium brings together six leading artists in conversation about the role of collaboration in their […]