06th August 2018 10:00 - 10th February 2019 17:00
“A magician for his time and generation” Discover the unique vision of Julian Trevelyan. Surrealist, traveller and painter of everyday life.
A founding member of the British Surrealist Group, Julian Trevelyan (1910–1988) was at the centre of a defining moment in British 20th century art. He was an original participant of the Mass Observation project and embraced a wide variety of styles from surrealism to realism and abstraction. So why is he not better known?
Through over 100 paintings and prints this exhibition reaffirms Trevelyan’s significant contribution to British art. It celebrates his distinctive visual language which reflects an enduring appetite for experimentation.
The first comprehensive retrospective of the artist in over 20 years, the exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death. It is co-curated by James Scott and Ariane Bankes.
“Let us gladly shout: to dream is to CREATE.” (Made by Trevelyan as part of the first British Surrealist statement
‘A magician for his time and generation’ (Described by Kathleen Raine, critic)