Contemporary British Watercolours




An exhibition of three original works from each of twenty-one contemporary painters who use watercolour as part of their practice, curated by Simon Carter.

This exhibition focuses on the work of a selection of contemporary British artists who have reputations for exhibiting paintings in a range of media. It charts contemporary activity and demonstrates how changing attitudes to painting in the 21st century have influenced the use of watercolour and how these artists continue the story of this most nationally loved of artistic methods.

While these artists share no overall artistic tendency, this survey gives a good sense of various strategies adopted in contemporary painting in both figurative and abstract approaches to subject matter and technique. The works shown here cover a wide technical range, demonstrating the versatility of the medium. 

The artists included are David Ainley, Lucy Austin, Claudia Böse, Julian Brown, Simon Carter, Louise Cattrell, Roy Cleary, Andrew Crane, James Faure Walker, Susie Hamilton, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Mark Jay, Kelly Jayne, Matthew Krishanu, Hannah Maybank, James Quin, Melanie Russell, Julie Umerle, Jacqueline Utley and Steven Walker.

Catalogue available.

Duration 19 September 2015 - 08 November 2015
Times Opening times: Monday - Saturday. 10am - 5pm. Sunday 12pm - 4pm till Oct 15 then closed.
Cost Free
Venue Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery
Address St Faith's Street Kent ME14 1LH, ,
Contact 01622 602838 / museuminfo@maidstone.gov.uk / www.museum.maidstone.gov.uk

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