Edward Bawden and William Burges at The Higgins, Bedford
Coach Visit | Johnsons Coach Depot
Wednesday 4 October 2017 - 08:30 until 18:00
The Higgins reopened in June 2013 following a major redevelopment and unites on one site three cultural venues - Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery. The subjects of this visit are the two most distinguished artists associated with The Higgins.
Edward Bawden (1903 - 1989) was a gifted illustrator and master of many media, one of the 20th century greats. He bequeathed the contents of his studio to the Higgins. The new Edward Bawden Gallery shows his prints, watercolours and textiles. Our special tour allows us to handle objects not usually on public display.
William Burges (1827 - 1881) was one of the most imaginative designers of the 19th century, albeit a Gothic revivalist with a quirky sense of humour. He filled his buildings with richly-painted furniture, metalwork, ceramics and stained glass, all with his unique take on mediaeval style. The William Burges Gallery features the world-renowned collection of painted furniture designed by Burges for his own use, including pieces acquired with the aid of Art Fund. Optional lunch.
This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.