• 16 September 2023 - 13 January 2024
  • St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH
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an abstract painting of vertical brushstrokes of various thickness in white, black, blue and yellow on a red background

Inside Outside, 1999, acrylic on paper, 58 x 76.5 cm, Private Collection

Parallel Lives: Eight Women Arts

Parallel Lives looks at the art and lives of eight women artists all born within 20 years of each other: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Prunella Clough, Ithell Colquhoun, Evelyn Dunbar, Gertrude Hermes, Barbara Jones, Enid Marx and Monica Poole.

Their work covers a range of media: sculpture, painting, printmaking, textile design and book illustration. They are also stylistically diverse taking in influences from futurism, surrealism, the occult, folk art and abstraction. The exhibition is intended as a celebration of the lives and work of these contrasting and highly accomplished artists. Each was an original and innovative creative force whose work has an enduring appeal. The exhibition will take each artist as an individual, following their triumphs and challenges, but will also draw attention to moments when their careers and experiences overlapped and corresponded.