Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: Inspirational Journeys

26th October - 23rd February

Wed-Sun 11am-4pm (Closed, 25, 26 Dec & 1, 2 Jan)

The Granary Gallery


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: Inspirational Journeys

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was one of the foremost painters working in St Ives after moving there from Edinburgh in 1940. Her paintings, alongside those of her contemporaries that comprise the St Ives School, contributed greatly to the development of Modernist British painting in the mid to late twentieth century.
Inspirational Journeys focuses on the artists tours into Europe over a 50-year period and the impact these journeys had on her practice as an artist. From her visit to Switzerland in 1949 to her final trip to Lanzarote in 1993 and other journeys in between to Italy in the 1950s, Spain and Orkney, works in the exhibition range from remarkable on-the-spot pencil drawings to bold and colourful abstract paintings. The show foregrounds a very positive relationship with Europe and the possibility of inspiration though travel and cultural exchange.
Exhibition Guided Tours
16 Nov, 14 Dec, 18 Jan and 15 Feb, 1 -2.pm £3 on the door.
With Professor Maria Chester from Berwick Educational Association
Exhibition Lectures
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: I am, I can, I ought, I will
The Maltings, 22 November 2019 10am £6
Join Professor Maria Chester from Berwick Educational Association for an insight into the life, art and passion of this important 20th century Scottish artist. Followed by an optional exhibition tour 1-2pm for an additional £3
Please book in advance via www.berwickea.co.uk
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: Inspirational Journeys
The Maltings, 21 February 2020 10am, £6
A richly illustrated talk from Rob Airey, Director of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, examining how a sequence of journeys around Europe impacted on the development of the artists creative practice.
Please book in advance via www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

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