Reflective Painting

Image Credit: Matilda Bevan: Spent. Oil on Panel (2023). Courtesy of the artist.


An art workshop inspired by Northumberland artist Matilda Bevan, whose work is on display at the Granary Gallery from 10th Feb 2024.

Date and time: Tue, 13 Feb 2024 10:00 – 15:00 GMT

Location: Conference Rooms, YHA Dewar’s Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1A

Cost: £30

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This art workshop, led by local artist Rachel Sutherland, is inspired by the work of Northumberland artist Matilda Bevan, whose work is on display at the Granary Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed TD151ES from 10th February – 5th May 2024. The exhibition is open Wed -Sun 11- 4pm, and entry is free.

A reflective and transpositional workshop revolving around one aspect of Matilda Bevan’s painting practice which has been to copy directly from her influences. We shall explore this method by creating our own painting in watercolour and gouache. The students are requested to bring with them an image with which they are familiar, one which they find fascinating, and by a 20th Century artist. This will be the starting point of a closer investigation which may reveal new and subtle conversations within the work.

The workshop begins with a short tour of the exhibition by Rachel, followed by coffee in the YHA conference rooms where the workshop will be held. Rachel will introduce the themes of the day and be there to discuss, advise and guide as you create your own piece of work.

We will break for lunch at 12.30 for 30 minutes, and you can order food from the YHA cafe downstairs, or bring a packed lunch. We will resume at 1pm and finish at 3pm.

Materials to bring:

There will be easels and tables available to work on, please bring your own board if needed.

Please bring your own materials such as robust watercolour paper or board, water based paints, brushes and graphite pencils. There will be a supply of extra materials for those in need.

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