Margaret Mellis: Modernist Constructs

Towner Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Rd, Eastbourne, South East, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00 to Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 17:00
Towner Eastbourne is pleased to present the first institutional exhibition in over a decade by British artist Margaret Mellis (1914-2009), one of the first and last survivors of the group of modernist
artists that came together in St Ives, Cornwall in the 1940s.
Modernist Constructs tells the story of Mellis’ progression from art student at Edinburgh College of Art, honing her practice under the tutelage of Scottish Colourist Samuel Peploe and in a period of early experiment with collage combined. It also looks at her contemplative, yet playful driftwood constructions that dominated the final twenty years of her life and work, now often seen as the ‘culmination’ of her practice
Modernist Constructs opens 16 October and will run until 30 January 2022.
Free to attend, no booking required. 

Artists

Margaret Mellis (United Kingdom)
Country: 
United Kingdom
Regions: 
South East
Address: 
Towner Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Rd, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ
Status: 
Confirmed