What's On?


16th February

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
New Era Players

  16 February

Portraits from Wash Common - Service Providers

Photography Exhibition


Meet the Photographer, David Hatfull, in the Foyer of New Era Theatre on Friday 16th February between 7pm and 9pm, and explore his gallery of portraits which take Wash Common working folk as their theme.

New Era Players

  17 Feb - 28 Apr

Art in the Foyer - Meet the Photographer

Photography Exhibition


David Hatfull's exhibition focuses on the people who work in Wash Common. Entitled Service Providers,it is the latest in the series of Art in the Foyer exhibitions at the intimate New Era Theatre.



Continuing this week

Kennet Amateur Theatrical Society

  15 Feb - 17 Feb

Alice in Wonderland



KATS would like to invite you to their next show, a fun-filled, pantomime version of the classic tale Alice in Wonderland.  Tickets are available via the internet at www.kats.org.uk or at the box office, PictureIT, High Street, Thatcham or call us on 07995 256645.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

  6 Feb - 24 Feb

The Joy of Colour: The Late Paintings & Prints

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

to 5pm

'Letting rip' is how Wilhelmina Barns-Graham described making her late work, with colour defining these energetic paintings and prints.  As a founding member of the St Ives group, Barns-Graham is acclaimed foremost as a British Modernist, shaping the development of 20th Century British art together with Terry Frost, Barbara Hepworth and Christopher Wood.  However, it was her late work which immediately connected with an even wider audience, who relished the 'joie de vivre', colour and energy created by the artist in the last decade of her life. These late paintings have become highly prized amongst Modern British collectors today and Bohun Gallery's major exhibition marks a unique opportunity for these enthusiasts, with some of the finest images created by Barns-Graham during this richly creative decade.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was a master of her craft, an artist perfectly attuned to every nuance of each hue and tone. Furthermore, she had the unusual gift of synaesthesia. This meant that sensations she experienced were translated intuitively into specific colours with attendant harmonies and discords. Colour played a central role throughout her life but it is in these late works where it explodes with new invigoration, each brush mark saturated with a different colour.

A pivotal moment came in 1998 when she agreed to make screenprints with Carol Robertson of Graal Press. What started tentatively for the 86 year old artist turned into perhaps the most productive, creative period of her life and realised an exceptional body of work, with sixty five editions made within her final five years. Indeed, there was often cross fertilisation of ideas between her painting and printmaking. This hugely successful output, which one can define as a true collaboration between the artist and technician, proved to be an extraordinary finale to an extraordinary career.

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council