Gillian Ayres in 1988 by Geoffrey Robinson
Put the kettle on and light up another fag, here comes Gillian...Arnolfini presents a special exhibition of two works, made fifty years apart, by the influential British painter, Gillian Ayres. One of the most significant artists of her generation, Ayres exhibited several times at Arnolfini during its early days, and her painting 'Break Off' was produced the year Arnolfini was established in 1961. This important work from the Tate collection has been selected on the special occasion of our 50th anniversary by Annabel Rees, co-founder of Arnolfini. ' Break-off' is presented alongside 'Marsland', a new work painted this year. Mel Gooding is giving a talk on her work on 29th July 2011 at Arnolfini.
|Gillian Ayres, 'Break Off' Oil on canvas, 1961|