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Aesop's Fables

Edward Bawden, The Gnat and the Lion, linocut, 1970

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Edward Bawden - Aesop's Fables

Free Entry

Friday 21st June - Sunday 24th November 2013

Edward Bawden Aesop-to-date The Travelling Kangaroo 1981 linocut

Edward Bawden (1903 - 1989) Aesop-to-date: The Travelling Kangaroo 1981, linocut © The Edward Bawden Estate


This display showed vibrant linocut prints alongside colour separations, allowing visitors to see the artist's entire process from initial sketches to the final print. The Aesop's Fables prints show Bawden at his entertaining best. They bring to life well known stories like the Hare and the Tortoise as well as lesser-known fables like the Ant and Grasshopper. Also on display was a series of adverts Bawden was commissioned to design for Guinness, which featured updated versions of some of Aesop's Fables.


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Study session - Bawden's animals

Saturday 21st September, 10am - 1pm

Booking essential (places limited to 15) Cost: £15 (Concessions £12)


The first study session in the new Edward Bawden gallery offered a chance to have an in-depth look at artworks featuring an array of birds and beasts. Morning refreshments included.