Untitled 1962 by Gwyther Irwin

Gwyther Irwin used the Meadow Studios in Bushey from 1955 until the late 1960s.

Details

Medium:
Paper collage on board
Dimensions:
74.5 x 120 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,250 ( Total: £3,750)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Artist's family

The Meadow Studios were set up for Herkomer graduates in 1892 and they later became a focus of artistic activity in Bushey. Bushey Museum has work by many of the artists who occupied a Meadow Studio and Untitled is a valuable addition to that collection. Irwin spotted the creative potential of discarded London Transport posters, using the reverse (pasted) side in collage with its subtle staining as the surface. The posters were torn into strips and reassembled with a grid of the base colour inbetween. This work was acquired with the support of the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

The artist's family.

Venue details

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery Rudolph Road, BUSHEY Hertfordshire WD23 3HW 020 8420 4057 www.busheymuseum.org

Entry details

Free to all

Thu – Sun,11am – 4pm

Closed 25 Dec

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