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CANCELLED: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: Inspirational Journeys

Date: Saturday, Mar 14 - Sunday, May 24
Venue: Royal West of England Academy

REMAINDER OF RUN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Exhibition exploring the work of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, a prominent member of the St Ives group and one of Britain’s most significant 20th century artists.

Focusing on one of Britain’s most significant twentieth-century artists and her trips to Europe, this exhibition explores the effect these journeys – to Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Lanzarote and the Orkneys – had on Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s practice.

The works in this exhibition highlight the importance that new perspectives had on Barns-Graham. Made over a 50-year period, they range from detailed figurative depictions of specific landscapes to bold and colourful abstract paintings.

The theme of the show is particularly timely and foregrounds a positive relationship with Europe and the inspiration found through travel and cultural exchange. This exhibition was curated by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust.

March 14-May 24, Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm / Sun 11am-5pm.

Pic: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Two Island Series (No. 2) (Orkney), 1987, oil and pencil, hardboard, 29.8 x 60.8 cm © The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. Photo credit Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust

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By steve wright, Saturday, Feb 22 2020

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