2002 - Spotlight on Euan Uglow

Euan Uglow (1932 – 2000) was a painter of national and international distinction. Spotlight on Euan Uglow brought together six paintings and four drawings from the Arts Council Collection, and offered an opportunity tolook again at his work. When he died in August 2000, an obituary writer observed that ‘a light in English painting has gone out’

The works included an early still life, a profile of a girl, a mosque in Turkey and three nudes, including the important painting, The Quarry Pignano, 1979 – 80. Of the four life drawings also shown, Girl Close-To, 1968, was one of the few never intended as a preparatory study, but considered by the artist as a complete work. The Touring Exhibition from the Hayward Gallery  toured extensively around the UK


Tour details

Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery (9th Apr – 18th May 2002)

University of Northumbria (25th May – 12th Jul 2002)

The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (20th Jul – 1st Sep 2002)

Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft (14th Sep – 20th Oct 2002)

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck (26th Oct – 26th Jan 2003)

Denbigh Museum and Art Gallery (1st Feb – 16th Mar 2003)

Buckley Library (22nd Mar – 12th Apr 2003)

Hafod Centre (18th Apr – 11th May 2003)

The Black Swan Guild (17th May – 22nd Jun 2003)

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton (28th Jun – 17th Aug 2003)

The London Institute, University of the Arts, London (22nd Sep – 23rd Oct 2003)





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