The Pioneers exhibition runs from June 15 to August 25 at the gallery in Kingsclere, Hampshire, with works on offer from around £1000-100,000.
Among the 55 pictures and sculptures in the catalogue are those by Mary Potter (1900-81), Anne Redpath (1895-1965), Gwen John (1876-1939) and other leading Modern British female artists. Staged in the gallery’s new space, it is set to be a celebratory event.
Burlingham said: “This summer, with the completion of the gallery’s new home at Rope House, incorporating the additional buildings around Rope Yard, we are able to show more works than ever from our extensive inventory. Summer 2023 is an exciting time for us.”
The theme of pioneering women artists has been central to the gallery since it opened in 2010. These figures, particularly in the world of Modern British art, have been enjoying a particularly strong showing across the trade in recent times (see Dealers’ Diary, ATG No 2593, for example).
Alongside the more traditional selection of works on offer is a collection of six Post-war works by Sandra Blow (1925-2006), which were acquired directly from the artist’s estate in 2007 and have not been exhibited since they were at her Royal Academy retrospective in 1994.
Burlingham adds: “The innovative artists included in this show shaped and inspired British art from the 1920s to the present day, some boldly, others in a more restrained manner. All fit with our particular aesthetic at the gallery.”