The Birth of Modernism in Irish Art 1920-1960

Lemons and a Funnel, 1949
12 April – 18 August 2019
State Apartment Galleries, Dublin Castle
Office of Public Works

Isolated on the Western fringes of Europe it took time before the influence of early 20th century European developments in art reached these shores. This exhibition explores the development of modernism in Ireland beginning in 1920, a period of political turmoil in this country and ends in the modern Ireland of 1960. It will contrast the traditional ‘Irish School of painting’ of the male dominated RHA favoured by de Valera and the new Irish Government to that of the European influenced art that was being championed by women artists such as Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone and Norah McGuinness amongst others through the Dublin Painters Society and the IELA exhibitions. Continue reading “The Birth of Modernism in Irish Art 1920-1960”

This Life is so Everyday: The Home in British Art

William Scott, Cup and Pan Blues, 1970
30 March – 6 July 2019

Home means different things to different people. Our relationship with our homes influences the way we think about ourselves and each other.

This Life is so Everyday reflects on social changes in British home lives between 1950 and 1980. It looks at how artists have used depictions of the domestic to signify our diverse experiences, question ideas of gender, class and sexuality, and represent some of the most intimate aspects of who we are.

See work by William Scott, John Bratby, Patrick Caulfeld, Helen Chadwick, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Anne Redpath, Su Richardson and more. Continue reading “This Life is so Everyday: The Home in British Art”

In Colour – Sickert to Riley

Kitchen Still Life, 1948
6 March – 26 August 2019

Opening on 6 March, Charleston’s second exhibition in the new Wolfson Gallery positions the work of former Charleston residents – Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) and Duncan Grant (1885-1978) – within a century of great British colourists, including William Scott.

Curated by London-based textile designer, Cressida Bell, granddaughter of artist Vanessa Bell, the exhibition will feature a broad-ranging and highly Continue reading “In Colour – Sickert to Riley”

London Calling

Orange and Blue, 1957
17 May 2018 – 10 March 2019

London, bustling and dynamic, is a world capital of creative production. Let the city be your guide to its creative scenes and the social, cultural and economic transformations that have shaped this diverse and multi-faceted metropolis from 1950 to today.

A space through which you can stroll as though exploring a new city. Continue reading “London Calling”

Light, Line, Color, and Space

3 February – 31 March 2018

The UB Art Galleries is pleased to present Light, Line, Color, and Space, an exhibition celebrating the past five years of new acquisitions from among hundreds of recent gifts to the permanent collection. Strengthening key areas in the UB Art Galleries collection and offering fresh opportunities for learning, this selection includes an exciting range of modern and contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Continue reading “Light, Line, Color, and Space”

LAND | SEA | LIFE

Standing Nude, 1956
20 October 2017 –  17 February 2018

Curated by Abbot Hall Art Gallery, LAND | SEA | LIFE is exhibition of works on loan from The Ingram Collection, which is recognised as one of this Country’s most significant collections of Modern British Art.

See 70 works by over 40 leading artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland and Laura Knight in this fascinating collection. Continue reading “LAND | SEA | LIFE”

Exploring The Vessel

[Still Life with Bowl and Olives], 1950
19 – 23 September 2017

Exploring the Vessel will focus on the works of a painter and a potter. The painter is William Scott, a prominent and important figure of British Art in the post-war period, and the potter is Ashley Howard, a leading contemporary ceramicist.  Showing paintings, drawings and works on paper by Scott and new ceramic pieces by Howard, the exhibition will aim to look at how both artists have engaged with the vessel, ancient forms that are at once functional and beautiful. Continue reading “Exploring The Vessel”

Table

Blue Still Life, 1957
22 July – 10 September 2017

The Gallery at Ryedale Folk Museum will be home to the exhibition Table, a stunning range of works on loan from Leeds Museums & Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) including works by Samuel Peploe, William Scott and Turner Prize nominated artist Lubaina Himid. Continue reading “Table”