Focusing on Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s travels in Europe, Inspirational Journeys outlines the importance of her trips to Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Orkney and Lanzarote, revealing how they provided a significant impact on her wider practice and led to new perspectives, themes and stylistic changes in her work over a period of 45 years.
Exhibition catalogue for Inspirational Journeys touring exhibition travelling to The Granary Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed (26 Oct 2019 - 23 Feb 2020) and Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (14 Mar - 19 Sep 2020).
Essay by Rachel Rose Smith, Preface by Lynne Green, Additional Text by Rob Airey
Hard cover | Dimensions: 252 x 232 mm | 72 pages | Illustrations: 60 colour, 13 black/white
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was one of Britain’s most significant 20th century modern artists. Scottish born and a prominent member of the post-war St Ives group, she was a sublime painter, draughtswoman, printmaker and a brilliant colourist. Dividing her time between studios in St Ives and St Andrews she followed a consistent artistic vision throughout her sixty-five-year career. Her work is held in all major UK public collections.
Scottish and St Ives based artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, CBE (1912-2004), established the Trust in 1987. Through exhibitions, publications and online resources, it aims to promote and broaden the understanding and reputation of her work as one of Britain’s most significant 20th century artists. The Trust actively supports individuals to fulfil their potential in the visual arts by providing financial support in education and funding artists’ residencies.