An exhibition of items drawn from Bawden’s studio.

Prolific artist Edward Bawden would spend long stretches in his studio, keeping hours ‘that no self-respecting trade unionist would consider, and no shop steward condone for a moment’, and creating a large and diverse body of work.

Starting in 1981, he began emptying the contents of his workspace and donating items to the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery. From his cupboards and drawers came adverts created for Fortnum and Mason, watercolours capturing Canada and plates designed for Wedgwood, as well as personal photographs and pieces of correspondence.

Bringing together this eclectic trove of items, the exhibition offers a revealing insight into Bawden's life and work.

The Higgins Bedford

Castle Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3XD

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