Mary Fedden: Simple Pleasures | Events at The Victoria Art Gallery
Image: Pat's Pansy, 1985, oil on canvas Image: Pat's Pansy, 1985, oil on canvas Show image info

Pat's Pansy, 1985, oil on canvas

Mary Fedden: Simple Pleasures

Fedden (1915-2012) is well known as a colourist who celebrated her favourite places, things and people in joyous compositions that delight the eye as much as the mind. This exhibition explores her life and work, from her childhood and young adulthood in Bristol, to her marriage with fellow artist Julian Trevelyan and their decades working in adjoining studios at Durham Wharf on the Thames.

Over 110 paintings and works on paper are featured, covering all periods of Fedden’s career, drawn from both private and public collections across the UK, including Tate and the Government Art Collection. The exhibition will shed new light on the artist’s working practices by including her easel and some of her favourite still life objects in the installation – the simple things that inspired her. We will also explore the development of her sensibility for bright colours via graphic panels and a well-illustrated catalogue.

There will be guided tours of the exhibition every Friday from 22 July at 1.30pm-2pm throughout the show. These are included in the ticket price, advance booking not required for the tours.