Sutherland work at Woodend

Andrew Clay, director of the Woodend Creative Workspace
Andrew Clay, director of the Woodend Creative Workspace

Following the success of its Hockney, Miro and Chagall exhibitions Woodend will be featuring the work of the British artist Graham Sutherland.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be hosting this exhibition,” said Woodend director Andrew Clay.

“Graham Sutherland is probably best known for his tapestry in Coventry Cathedral and his portrait of Winston Churchill, but he produced a vast body of work throughout his life and the exhibition will reflect that.”

The exhibition opens at Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough, on Friday and runs until April 4 and entry is free.

It will cover the whole of Sutherland’s career, from his early prints and landscapes through to his later work inspired by the South of France, the Pembrokeshire coast and his conversion to Catholicism.

There will also be a section of the exhibition looking at Sutherland’s work as a war artist in the Second World War, where covered.

“We’ve been very lucky to get this exhibition,” said Andrew.

“There have been major retrospectives of Sutherland’s at the Tate and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and most recently at Modern Art Oxford, so this represents something of a coup for Scarborough.”

At the same time, Woodend will also be exhibiting the work of the ceramicist Mike Dodd. “Mike has exhibited extensively throughout the UK,” said Andrew.