Current Exhibition
Artists & Music

11th June to 3rd September 2016

*** BOHUN GALLERY IS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER VACATION FROM SATURDAY 13 AUG AND RE-OPENS ON TUESDAY 30TH AUG. ***

Bohun Gallery revisits the theme of Artists & Music in their summer exhibition this year. Following their very successful show of 2015 they continue to explore the influence and relationship between artists and music. With work by some of the leading artists of the 20th Century and with paintings and sculpture commissioned especially for this exhibition, there will be a huge diversity in artistic styles and musical influences.

Bohun Gallery has a long association with Mary Fedden and the exhibition has selected a number of examples of her paintings linked with Glyndebourne Opera. During the 1990s, Fedden was invited to exhibit her work as a small selling exhibition at the event, which began a very happy and successful relationship with Glyndebourne. In 1998 she received the accolade of designing the season's progamme cover. Bohun's exhibition includes paintings and collages by Fedden depicting a number of opera's including Cunning Little Vixen, Rodelinda and the the Makropoulos Case.

Described by Henry Moore as 'the best draughtsman of his generation' there has been a major revival of interest in Welshman Ceri Richard's work. Bohun Gallery have secured three drawings for their exhibition which illustrate Richard's versatility and skill as a draughtsman and present music as a central theme in his work. 'The Music Room' was a subject which dominated a large proportion of Ceri Richards' work during the 1940 The images depict a female, alone and utterly absorbed in her music and unaware that she is being observed.

John Piper enthusiasts will have the opportunity to acquire an original painting for the stage design of the Aldeburgh production of Death in Venice of 1973. There is an arresting image of Snape Maltings Concert Hall and silkscreens relating to his work as a stage set designer.

A coup for the Henley gallery is three paintings commissioned by Maggi Hambling for the exhibition. One of Britain's most significant and controversial painters and sculptors of the 20th Century, Hambling, has painted a series of works which reflect on her response to Stravinsky's Rites of Spring. These rich and powerful works are the first of a number of commissioned works by gallery artists which diversifies the show and the price ranges.

Bohun Gallery have also commissioned their gallery artists - some of the finest artists working in the British Isles - to respond to the theme of Music which has led to an incredibly diverse and creative selection of paintings, prints and sculptures.

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Maggi Hambling

Rite of Spring III

Oil on canvas
10 x 14 ins



Mary Fedden

Cunning Little Vixen

Oil on canvas
11.5 x 15.5 ins



Eleanor Fein

Wine, Women and Song

Oil on canvas
10 x 12 ins



John Piper

Study for Death in Venice, c1972

Mixed media
14.5 x 22.5 ins



Anthony Frost

Wax Solvent, 2009

Acrylic & applied collaged material
10 x 10 ins



Dale Devereux-Barker

Paradiddle

Reduction linocut, ed. of 4
8 x 11 ins



Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

September Music, 1999

Mixed media on paper
22.5 x 30 ins



Bill Jacklin

Dancer, Washington Square III

Monotype
31 x 22 ins



Patrick Barker

Taking It Easy

Limestone
8 x 16 x 9.5 ins



Christopher Le Brun

The Violin

Monotype
20.47 x 16.93 ins



Ceri Richards

Woman at Piano

Mixed media on paper
11.5 x 9 ins



Michael Fairclough

Orkney - Marwick Bay XIV: Yesnaby Ground

Oil on paper mounted on board
8.25 x 9.5 ins



Mary Fedden

Rodelinda, 1998

Collage
11.5 x 12.5 ins



Joyce Cairns

Stravinsky's Firebird

Oil on paper
11 x 11.25 ins



John Brown

Argentine Tango

Bronze resin, edition of 12
33 (H) ins



Michael Fairclough

Orkney - Hoy Sound XVII: Farewell to Stromness

Oil on paper mounted on board
13.75 x 14.25 ins



Marj Bond

Jupiter: The Planet of Jollity

Oil on canvas
23.5 x 23.5 ins



Martin Cook

Supercalifragilistic

Welsh Slate
4 x 24 x 4 ins



Anthony Frost

Sun Like a Yellow Bop Down She Go, 2013

Acrylic & applied collaged material
12 x 12 ins



Eric Rimmington

Les Horizons Chimeriques, 2002

Oil on linen canvas
12 x 36 ins



Feliks Topolski

Previn rehearses at St John's Smith Square, 1978

Mixed media on paper
20 x 16 ins



Louis Turpin

On the Move

Oil on canvas
20 x 18 ins



John Piper

Facade , 1987

Silkscreen
17.75 x 23 ins



John Piper

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 1979

Silkscreen
30 x 20 ins



Jim Bond

Frequency

Brazed Steel
14.76 (H) ins



George Donald

La Fleur de sa Jeunesse

Acrylic & gesso on paper
13 x 15 ins



Mary Fedden

Makropoulos Case, 1997

Collage
7.5 x 11 ins



Martin Cook

Music in the Soul

Welsh Slate
11 (H) ins



Feliks Topolski

Simon and Garfunkel

Mixed media on paper
15 x 20 ins



Julian Trevelyan

Portsmouth Point, 1983

Etching & aquatint (Studio Stamp)
7½ x 13¾ ins



John Piper

The Quest, 1979

Silkscreen
18 x 27 ins



Olwen Jones

Ebb and Flow

Watercolour
12.2 x 16.54 ins



Jim Bond

Sonic

Brazed Steel
14.76 (H) ins



James McDonald

Sea Airs

Acrylic on board
10 x 8 ins



Katharine Morling

Private Lives

Porcelain
15.75 x 9.45 x 3.94 ins



Eric Rimmington

Elgar's Birchwood, 1987

Oil on card
8½ x 10½ ins



Ceri Richards

Woman at Piano

Mixed media on paper
9 x 11.5 ins



David Remfry

Heads and Hands, 1990

Watercolour
11 x 10 ins



Crawfurd Adamson

Syncopation

Pastel
23 x 18 ins



Michael Fairclough

Orkney - Hoy Sound XXVI: Farewell to Stromness


8 x 9.5 ins



Neil MacPherson

The Storyteller

Oil on canvas
14.5 x 17 ins



John Brown

Dance Rhythm

Bronze resin, edition of 12
12 x 24 x 3.5 ins



Marj Bond

Rite of Spring

Oil on canvas
16 x 16 ins



Michael Fairclough

Orkney - Marwick Bay XIII: Yesnaby Ground

Oil on paper mounted on board
8 x 9.5 ins



John Brown

Duo III

Bronze resin, edition of 12
36 (H) ins



John Brown

Amour VI

Bronze resin, edition of 12
48 (H) ins



Christopher Le Brun

Wagner Series: Brunnhilde II, LXVI, 1994

Etching & aquatint
20 x 20 ins



Christopher Le Brun

Wagner Series: Brunnhilde III, LXVII, 1994

Etching & aquatint
20 x 20 ins



Christopher Le Brun

Wagner Series: Brunnhilde, LXV, 1994

Etching & aquatint
20 x 20 ins



Christopher Le Brun

Wagner Series: Fafner, LXII, 1994

Etching & aquatint
20 x 20 ins



Christopher Le Brun

Wagner Series: Rainbow Bridge, 1994

Etching & aquatint
20 x 20 ins



Christopher Le Brun

Wagner Series: Siegfried LXI, 1994

Etching & aquatint
20 x 20 ins



Christopher Le Brun

Wagner Series: Siegfried anf Fafner, LXIII, 1994

Etching & aquatint
20 x 20 ins



Christopher Le Brun

Wagner Series: The Valkyrie, LXIV, 1994

Etching & aquatint
20 x 20 ins



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