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Edward Bawden: Artist Plantsman Exhibition Bedford

Edward Bawden: Artist Plantsman

29 January 2022 – 15 January 2023

Edward Bawden Gallery, Free Entry

Every day influential British artist and designer, Edward Bawden, would spend an hour in his garden at his home in Great Bardfield before starting work in his art studio. Plants and gardens was one of the most prominent and constant subjects of not only his work but also his life.

Drawn exclusively from the Edward Bawden archive, explore Bawden’s lifelong love of plants and gardens through a wide range of his work, including early wallpaper designs, well-known prints, advertising campaigns and private commissions.

From grand gardens of Carthaginian generals and the botanical gardens at Kew, to Bawden’s personal gardens at his parent’s home in Braintree and his beloved one-acre plot in Great Bardfield, discover Bawden’s passion for plants and gardens across decades of his work, featuring pieces that have never before been on public display.

 

Click here to pre-book your FREE timed entry ticket online to visit The Higgins Bedford. If you are unable to book online, please telephone the Box Office on 01234 718044 – available Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm. 

 

Image: Edward Bawden (1903-1989) Autumn, 1960 © The Edward Bawden Estate

 

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