Talk: Something Beyond Ourselves: Trevor Bell and The Idea Of Abstraction

Balance, 2016 by Trevor Bell

  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building

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During Trevor Bell’s long career, the fortunes of abstract painting rose and fell, but Bell always remained committed to abstraction. 

Writer and independent art historian, Michael Bird, explores the changing ideas and ideals embodied by abstract painting in the second half of the 20th century, beginning with Bell’s arrival in 1955 in the abstract outpost of St Ives. 

Date: Tuesday 22 May
Time: 19:00
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free


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Trans-Form at Peninsula Arts

Trans-Form explores the work of British modernist artist, Trevor Bell, which across three decades of his career penetrated and captured the physical and the natural, in a profoundly simplistic way. 

Bell's own mantra to never look backwards fits neatly into this season's theme of 'transformations' and viewing his work is arguably a trans-formative experience in itself. 

Bird by Trevor Bell

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