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Madge Gill in New Exhibition

TRYST

6 - 28th May 2017

Wed-Sat 10-5pm

Conquest House 
17 Palace Street, 
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2DZ
 
Nick Abrahams, Eric Wright, Andy Turner, Cathy Ward, Madge Gill & Madge Donohoe
 
The exhibition TRYST is housed in the historic Conquest House, Canterbury, Kent dating from 1066. On show will be otherworldly drawings; symbolic corn & tree sculptures; banners; films featuring renowned folk singer Shirley Collins; nature soundscapes from the Tolpuddle Martyrs tree, under whose branches the first trade union in England met in 1834; magic lantern slides; recitals of traditional Kentish songs with archival photographs. Also rare skotographs by the spiritualist Madge Donohoe and drawings by the visionary, Madge Gill.  

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Welcome to MadgeGill.com. Here you will find a large selection of original  Madge Gill ink and pencil drawings offered for sale from £495. We will also keep you informed with news of events and exhibitions that include this fascinating artist.

Madge Gill (1882-1961) is undoubtedly one of the world's most highly regarded  outsider artists. She is represented in all of the international outsider public collections including the Collection de L'art  Brut   Lausanne and the L'Aracine Collection at the Musee  d'Art  Moderne in Lille.

Roger Cardinal, who coined the term Outsider Art in 1972 and is the author of the seminal text by the same name, writes in his latest biography 'The Life of Madge Gill':

"Gill’s frenetic improvizations have an almost hallucinatory quality, each surface being filled with checkerboard patterns that suggest giddy, quasi-architectural spaces. Afloat upon these swirling proliferations are the pale faces of discarnate and nameless women, sketched perfunctorily, albeit with an apparent concern for beauty, and with startled expressions."

Please take some time to browse the site and enjoy these magical drawings. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or feedback.

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With no training and no aspirations to fame, Madge Gill produced many secretive ink drawings during her lifetime. Working under the control of Myrninerest, her spirit guide, Madge's art remains an enigma.