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Anthony Whishaw: Treescapes

The Art of Trees
20 April 2024 — 14 July 2024

Find yourself in the woods with an exhibition of striking Treescapes by Anthony Whishaw RA.

Anthony Whishaw started painting over 75 years ago. He discovered a love of drawing and painting whilst at school and has never looked back. Ranging from small works on paper to 6-metre-long canvases, these paintings are an exploration of his personal memories and experiences.

See eight of Whishaw’s large-scale tree paintings, interpreting the artist’s first-hand interactions and preoccupations with forests and woodland. These large, multi-layered, textural artworks intend to provide an immersive experience, turning the gallery into a painted forest to explore.


Anthony Whishaw RA

Anthony Whishaw (b. 1930) is an English artist who studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London between 1948 and 1955. He was awarded both the RCA’s major travelling scholarship and life drawing prize along with a Spanish Government Scholarship soon after.

His work deals with explorations of memory and experience. On the edge of representation, varying in intent, scale and depiction, his art seeks to reconcile illusion and allusion, the abstract and the figurative.

Whishaw has had numerous solo shows throughout the UK and internationally including the Royal Academy of Arts, ICA, Barbican, Kettle’s Yard, RWA and in Shanghai, Madrid and Hamburg amongst others. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1989 and lives and works in London.

Anthony Whishaw portrait by Reece Straw.

Visitor Information

See this exhibition in the Gallery.

Free Entry.

Opening Party

Celebrate the opening of our new series of tree-themed exhibitions.

Saturday 20 April

1 – 3pm

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