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Bawden with Periwinkle


Edward Bawden and his Studio

11th February 2017 - 28th January 2018

Edward Bawden Gallery - free entry

Between 1981 and 1989 Edward Bawden donated the contents of his studio to the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery. From the walls of his house, the insides of cupboards and the drawers of his plan chest came adverts for Fortnum and Mason, Ealing comedy posters, watercolours of Canada, plates for Wedgewood, letters and photographs. An entire life’s work. 

In his workroom in the attic of Brick House, Great Bardfield or later in his plant-filled studio in Saffron Walden, Bawden worked hours ‘that no self-respecting trade unionist would consider, and no shop steward condone for a moment’ producing a huge body of work. Through letters, photographs and most importantly his work, this new exhibition will focus on Bawden’s life in the studio, from the techniques he used to the lino he cut.