Private and Public: Finding the Modern British Garden

Garden Museum, London
22 March - 4 June 2023

This enigmatic collection of interwar-period paintings depict private, public and ‘secret’ gardens, featuring works by Eric Ravilious, Evelyn Dunbar, Charles Mahoney and Ithell Colquhoun.

In the time between the two world wars, many British artists regained a fascination with outdoor spaces. This exhibition explores the areas which inspired these painters. From the private haven of their own gardens, including gardening equipment, greenhouses and blooms, to the public green spaces, capturing popular recreational activities such as picnics, fairgrounds and firework displays.

The exhibition also looks at works set in the spaces in-between, where artists gained access to secret courtyards, or gardens such as the one transformed by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent.

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