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Redfern artists at Tate

April 3, 2020

A number of Redfern artists are part of current displays across Tate's galleries, drawn from its permanent collection.


At Tate Modern, paintings by Eileen Agar and William Gear can be seen as part of its In the Studio exhibition. Gear is represented by The Sculptor; painted in 1953, this was shown at the Redfern in 1990, during Gear's 75th birthday exhibition, from which it was purchased by the Tate. This painting is currently hanging in the same room as his friend and fellow CoBrA member, Karel Appel, and also Jackson Pollock, with whom Gear had a joint-show in New York in 1949. 


Across London, at Tate Britain, paintings by Paul Feiler and Adrian Heath are in Walk Through British Art, a chronological display showing the best of British art. Heath is represented by White Collage, an important painting since it was one of his first works inspired by curved forms. 


Meanwhile at Tate St Ives, an early collage by Margaret Mellis is included in Modern Art and St Ives, alongside work by her friends Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo, and her then-husband Adrian Stokes. Paul Feiler's Portheras Grey is included in a later room, which documents the next generation of post-war artists who moved to St Ives.