Winter is Coming 11 November - 31 January 2018
Our new display of work marks the final season of the year - and the move towards Christmas & the New Year.
We have a range of both modern British and contemporary work including work by Humphrey Spender, Valentine Dobree, Audrey Pilkington, Michael Chase, John O'Connor, Peggy Somerville, Martin Hardie and Roland Suddaby. Contemporary work by artists Christian Aldridge, Alex Curry, Frank Beanland, Amanda Edgcombe, Jane Morter, and makers Among Trees, Annie Turner, Mabel & Co, Steven Will, The Winklebag Press & skate
Wind on the Sea Wall, 1975, by John Humphrey Spender. Principally known as a photographer associated with the Mass Observation project in the 1930s, he later turned to painting. As well as a painter he was also a tutor at the RCA from 1955-1975.
Parlour Lamp, Shelland. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Painted by Lionel Bulmer (1919-1992) who studied at the RCA after being demobbed. A gentle watercolour that plays with light, pattern and picking out surprising details like the stuffed bird on the mantlepiece.
Fields at Laxfield by Audrey Pilkington (1922-2015). Gouache on paper. Pilkington studied at the Slade during WWII under William Roberts and Allan Gwynne-Jones. After the war Pilkington and her husband the artist, Patrick Heriz, relocated to Germany with is teaching post and on their return they settled in Suffolk. She showed at Redfern's Gallery and Heal's and was an active member of the Colchester Art Society.
Box Lane and Wood, 1963. Oil on canvas. Painted by John Scorrer O' Connor (1913-2004) who was taught at the RCA by Eric Ravilious and John Nash. He was the principal at Colchester School of Art where his colleagues included Richard Chopping, John Nash and Edward Bawden. His love of the Suffolk landscape is conveyed in his paintings by his gestural and exuberant mark making. He has work in the Tate Collection, Arts Council Collection, the British Museum and the Contemporary Art Society.