Graham Sutherland- “Hooked and Obsessed”

Gallery Talk in partnership with U3A Part of Oriel Myrddin’s 50+ programme

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11am  at Oriel Myrddin Gallery

An illustrated talk by  curator and lecturer Sally Moss about the work of Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) with particular reference to his love of Pembrokeshire (including estuaries at Sandy Haven, Porthclais and the Cleddau estuary at Picton. In 1934 Sutherland visited Pembrokeshire and was to return several times a year, “with one regrettable gap“, until a few months before his death. From the first moment he set foot in Wales he was “hooked and obsessed“. It was here that he discovered many of the ‘motifs’ and ways of looking that were to shape his future work – ‘laying up a storehouse’ to be referenced/ returned to time and again. Despite international acclaim he always maintained: “I wish I could give you some idea of the exultant strangeness of this place … It was in this country that I began to learn painting“.

Admission Free

Image: Pages from Sketchbook 10. Private Collection. © The Estate of Graham Sutherland

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