Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition comes to the Cotswolds

A collection of drawings from groundbreaking American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe, is coming to the Cotswolds this April 2024, as part of a new exhibition at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Some of Georgia O'Keeffe's formative drawings — including Ram's Horns II — are going on display at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester this April 2024. Image © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, London 2021. Photo © Anna Arca.

A 'remarkable' collection of drawings by American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe, is coming to the Cotswolds this April 2024.

'Georgia O'Keeffe: Memories of Drawings' is at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester from Saturday 13 April until Saturday 15 June 2024 and features 21 drawings produced by the pioneering artist between 1915 and 1963, when she was establishing herself as one of the most important figures in American Modernism.

While she is most famous for her paintings of everything from flowers and bones to surreal landscapes, often featuring luscious colour, it was her charcoal abstractions that secured her first exhibitions back in 1916 and 17, organised by photographer Alfred Stieglitz, who she later married. 

This touring exhibition from the Hayward Gallery showcases photogravures of some of these early charcoal abstracts as well as works originally crafted in pencil and watercolour, with surreal still lifes of animal horns, seashells and banana flowers, as well as pieces inspired by early morning trips with her sister. 

The collection, which was produced by O'Keeffe and her agent and friend, Doris Bry, shows some of the formative pieces which contributed to the development of her signature style and the motifs — like flower petals, bones and horns, desert horizons and winding roads — which went on to feature in some of her most famous works.

Alongside the exhibition, New Brewery Arts is also hosting a talk; an oil painting workshop; and a free drop-in charcoal drawing workshop in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe, too. 

New Brewery Arts is open from 9am to 5pm on Monday, 10am to 5pm Tuesday and 9am to 5pm Wednesday to Saturday and is free to visit. 

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