The Women of Bardfield 06.04.10

Abingdon c.1965 – Sheila Robinson
(Linocut published by The Post Office)

New show at The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden – female artists and designers working locally from the 1930’s to 1970’s. Often overshadowed by the big male names of Bawden and Ravillious.

Sheila Robinson’s work for the Post Office and the BBC, and advertising work for Schweppes and Kia-Ora. Her sketchbooks are on show – notably her Royal College of Art Twelve Dancing Princesses and studies for The Knife Sharpener.

Gulliver’s Travels c.1960 – Denise Hoyle (collage)

Also the little known Denise Hoyle’s illustration and print work from the 1960’s (especially her poster for the Post Office Savings Bank).

The exhibition includes ceramics, fabric designs and theatre costumes. Also some great Michael Rothenstein prints added to the permanent collection. All images © Copyright The Fry Art Gallery.