Saturday 18 January – Sunday 1 March 2020
Brian Graham’s new work can be viewed below.
Purbeck-based artist Brian Graham has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with places where evidence of our earliest human ancestors has been found. His recent paintings are concerned with mood and weather in these atmospheric place which he explores in many layered textured paintings that hover between abstract and the figurative.
Brian Graham’s work has been enthusiastically embraced by archaeologists and art lovers alike. The Natural History Museum, London, possesses and has exhibited one of his portfolio works, The Book of Boxgrove. In January 2009 he shared a Nature Live Event there, entitled Boxgrove Art and Artefacts, with Professor Chris Stringer, Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum and co-author with Professor Peter Andrews of another publication about Brian’s work, Starting From Scratch.
Brian Graham’s work is in several prestigious private collections and in many public collections including The National Museum of Wales, the art galleries of Dorchester, Southampton, Leicester, Huddersfield and York as well as the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and London. In 2008, Brian Graham was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Bournemouth University where for some years he has acted as visual arts consultant. Also that year, a richly illustrated hardback monograph, Brian Graham, Flint and Flame, written by critic and broadcaster Charlotte Mullins was published by Hart Gallery.
Represented between 1998 and 2012 by the Hart Gallery in London, Brian Graham’s most recent exhibition was Towards Music, exploring the evolution of music and dance through specific pieces of music and their composers, which showed at Salisbury Museum last year and then at Southampton University. The Great Heath was his second exhibition at Sladers Yard. The first, in 2014, was entitled Palaeoscapes and was part of a large body of work exploring the Palaeolithic human remains found in this country.
A lavishly illustrated full-colour 40 page A4 sized catalogue for Brian’s most recent exhibition, The Great Heath, is available from Sladers Yard at £15 plus £2 p&p within UK.