8 February 2016


One of the highlights of the Beverley Art Gallery (where we went last year in homage to Fred and Mary Elwell, cf. the Post here and for the previous fortnight) was its exhibition based on the 1934 Harrods Exhibition. An article in the local paper was headed ‘Bloomsbury comes to Beverley’ and it said: ‘The exhibition will revisit an unusual experiment in the history of art and design, which appeared at Harrods store in London in 1934. Twenty-six painters, sculptors, illustrators and muralists were invited to work with ceramic factories to produce tableware for everyday use.’ Here is a good piece about the exhibition by Richard Ansell. And on the Post today: a picture of a rather odd but interesting jug by Laura Knight, part of her Circus set.