Dementia Action Week

20-26 May 2019

The William Scott Foundation are proud of their support of the Alzheimer’s Society.  William Scott’s works are used as a source of inspiration in workshops organised by Creating with Dementia.

This year the William Scott Foundation will be getting involved with Dementia Action Week, by donating a catalogue raisonné for the auction taking place at the Hart Gallery, which will raise funds.

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William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko

[Mary with Blue Bowl], 1938 or 1939
29th March  2019
Talk: William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko
with Jon Benington, Manager, Victoria Art Gallery 

This talk explores Scott’s path from figuration to abstraction, ranging from 1928 as a precocious 15-year old schoolboy in Northern Ireland, leading up to 1953 when he met and befriended Mark Rothko in New York. Coming from a working class background, Scott developed an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, whilst gravitating towards the most progressive developments in French and American art. Continue reading “William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko”

World Poetry Day at Tate St Ives

Mackerel on a Plate, 1952

For World Poetry Day, Tate St Ives have produced postcards with poems by the poet Ella Frears.

This is to coincide with selected works, including Mackerel on a Plate, 1952, currently hanging with Frear’s poems beside them.

Some poems draw on Frear’s experience of growing up in St Ives, while other works are written from the perspective of the objects. Continue reading “World Poetry Day at Tate St Ives”