Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Artist's Studio

An excellent exhibition of particular interest to shedworkers - The Artist's Studio - is now running at Compton Verney in Warwickshire until December 13. The curators promise that it "takes you ‘behind the scenes' to offer a fascinating insight into the world of the artist's studio in Britain" using paintings, photographs, drawings, film, etchings, books and studio furniture, from the 1700s to the present day. Artists featured include the topical JMW Turner, Eric Ravilious (a particular Shedworking favourite), Gwen John, Paula Rego, Lisa Milroy and Jeremy Deller, plus photographs of wellknown current artists' shedlike atmospheres such as David Hockney, Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst and Lucian Freud.

There are also lots of related events including free tours ever Friday at noon, a film screening of rarely seen footage of artists in their studios on October 17, and an illustrated talk about Munch's studio on October 24. You can browse the impressive exhibition guide online here. Thanks to shedworking artist Christine Farmer for the alert.
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