1999 - Spotlight on Prunella Clough

Prunella Clough (1919 – 1999), is one of Britain’s most respected painters. Her work combines both figuration and abstraction, and her subjects come from the urban landscape. Early on in her career she made sketches in factories and at Lowestoft Harbour, with its maritime life. Her later works demonstrate an equally meticulous observation of everyday objects. Often transforming them, she leaves only traces and hints of their former selves.  The exhibition organised by the Haywrard Gallery toured extensively throughout the UK.


Tour details

University of Essex (7th Oct – 13th Nov 1999)

Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd (18th Dec 1999 – 30th Jan 2000)

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (5th Feb – 19th Mar 2000)

Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster (1st Jul – 6th Aug 2000)

Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft (12th Aug – 1st Oct 2000)

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (7th Oct – 26th Nov 2000)

Buckley Library (2nd Dec – 14th Jan 2001)

Ruthin Library (2nd Dec – 14th Jan 2001)

Denbigh Museum and Art Gallery (21st Jan – 10th Feb 2001)

Sevenoaks Library Gallery (30th Jun – 28th Jul 2001)

Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury (4th Aug – 16th Sep 2001)




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