‘Barbara Rae Sketchbooks’
Authors: Richard Cork and Gareth Wardell
Adam Gallery, London - Exhibition: 31st May - 20th June
Private view and book launch: Tuesday 31st May, 6-8 pm
Brunch: Saturday 4th June, 11-3 pm
Adam Gallery, Bath - Exhibition continues: 23rd June – 9th July
We are pleased to announce the launch of the third book about Barbara Rae’s work, based on her sketchbooks
(ISBN:9781907533105, 152 pages, 150 illustrations, price: £24.95). Published by the Royal Academy, it gives an
insight to Barbara first sources of inspiration, and her creative processes. Her sketchbooks are full of watercolour
paintings completed outside on the spot, sometimes in rain and storms.
Barbara is extremely attached to these sketchbooks. They reveal her strong drawing of landscape, alongside
photographs and touching collages of loved things. The images are complete miniature paintings in themselves, yet
also form the starting point for all her larger works. She explains that the: ‘Sketches contain vital information and
source material; the basis for my work.’
Barbara has kindly agreed to show a few original sketchbooks that will be available for viewing only at the Adam
Gallery. There will also be an exhibition of paintings and vignettes associated with the sketchbooks, which will be
available for sale.
A booklaunch and late opening on Tuesday 31st of May will be the first chance for her public to come and
appreciate the works and get a dedicated copy of the book. Barbara will be present, alongside the authors Richard
Cork and Gareth Wardell.
A brunch on Saturday 4th of June,
A further opportunity to obtain a signed copy of the book. All welcome, especially families!
Please call the Adam Gallery for any further information or images for publication: 020 7439 6633