Matilda Bevan: Vein

Granary Gallery  |  10 February - 5 May 2024

Matilda Bevan: Spoil, Oil on panel (2023).Courtesy of the artist.

Matilda Bevan creates paintings, drawings, monoprints and collages, that respond to a place and its history. She takes inspiration from photographs of rural environments and the work of English landscape painters of the past.

For Vein, Bevan responds to the work of artist and writer Thomas Hennell (1903-1945) who documented the British countryside and its traditions and whose work is also included in the exhibition.

 

Talks and Events

Thomas Hennell: The Land and the Mind

22 March 2024

Thomas Hennell was a remarkable artist, whose watercolours and drawings show his deep love and knowledge of the English countryside. He was killed at the age of only 42 while serving as an Official War Artist in Indonesia in 1945.

In this lecture, writer and researcher Jessica Kilburn tells the fascinating life story of this unjustly neglected artist, who painter Carel Weight described as ‘the greatest English watercolourist that England has produced this century.’

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