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Reverie Edward Bawden 1927

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Edward Bawden - Home and Abroad

9th February 2019 - 26th January 2020

Edward Bawden Gallery - Free entry


A keen observer of the world around him, Bawden often chose subjects close to home. The villages and farmyards of rural Essex and London’s monumental buildings and train stations were frequent subjects. Yet Bawden was very well travelled and visited Africa, the Middle East, Canada and many parts of Europe.


Home and Abroad presents the places that feature in Bawden’s work and explores how his surroundings shaped and influenced his art.


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The Journey from Bunyan to the Brickworks

6th April 2019 – 29th September 2019

Connections Gallery – Free Entry


Explore two aspects of Bedfordshire heritage; the journey John Bunyan experienced in The Pilgrim’s Progress, as he was persecuted and imprisoned for his beliefs, and the journeys of people who came to Bedford after the Second World War to work at The London Brick Company. Curated by the John Bunyan Museum and Bedford Chronicles.




Round and Round the Garden – A Celebration of Horticulture in Art

6th April 2019 – 29th September 2019

Wixamtree Gallery – Free Entry




Drawn from the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection this exhibition will celebrate artists’ depictions of the garden, from grand and exotic to the cottage and even the humble weed.