Vanessa Bell: A Pioneer of Modern Art

A painting of three women in conversation. The woman on the left leans into the other two in earnest discussion. They sit in front of an open window with a bouquet of flowers visible. i Vanessa Bell (1879 - 1961), A Conversation, 1913-16 © Estate of Vanessa Bell. All rights reserved, DACS 2023

25 May – 6 Oct 2024 
Project Space 

Vanessa Bell (1879 –1961) was one of the leading artists associated with the Bloomsbury Group, the avant-garde community of artists, writers and philosophers who pioneered literary and artistic modernism in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century.

This focused display in the Project Space will be the first devoted to The 鶹Ƶ’s significant collection of Bell’s work. Comprising 3 paintings, 1 woodcut and 8 works on paper, it will include her masterpiece A Conversation, as well as the bold, abstract textile designs she produced for the Omega Workshops, led by influential artist and critic Roger Fry in London, which aimed to abolish the boundaries between the fine and decorative arts and bring the arts into everyday life.

The display will highlight one of the most cutting-edge artists working in Britain in the early 20th century.

Included with Gallery Entry.


A Summer of Art at The 鶹Ƶ

If you are booking tickets to visit from 14 June – 1 Sept 2024, select ‘Mayne+Gallery Entry’ ticket at check out and enjoy a summer of art at The 鶹Ƶ Gallery, including:

  • Entry to Vanessa Bell: A Pioneer of Modern Art and Henry Moore: Shadows on the Wall
  • Entry to Roger Mayne: Youth
  • Entry to the permanent collection

25 May – 6 Oct 2024 

10:00 – 18:00 (last entry 17:15)

The 鶹Ƶ Gallery  The Project Space 

The 鶹Ƶ Lates – Summer of Art

Fri 14 June 2024, 18:30 – 22:30

Enjoy an evening of world-class art, cocktails and music surrounded by The 鶹Ƶ’s collection of masterpieces. Join us for a first chance to see Roger Mayne: Youth and our summer displays after hours, plus live DJ’s and more.

i Credit: Rory Lindsay

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