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Walthamstow based organisation Works by Madge Gill is working in partnership with Wood Street Walls to create a commemorative mural on Walthamstow High Street. Inspired by Gill’s life and work, the chosen design will celebrate this previously unsung local hero on the street in which she was born and spent her formative years. The mural will be featured at 121 High St on the wall of BAD Warehouse, opposite her place of birth and recently unveiled blue plaque.

 

This is an exciting moment for the community to vote on a fitting tribute to a figure of local and historical significance, and an inspiring addition to the visual fabric of Walthamstow High Street.

 

The mural is part of a year long project organised by Works by Madge Gill celebrating the artists life and work. The project officially began earlier this year with a Blue Plaque being installed on the flat she was born in at 71 High St, Walthamstow. Over the next year a series of events and workshops will culminate in a retrospective exhibition of her rarely seen artworks.

 
 
 

 

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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.