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‘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