Patrick Heron

19 Oct 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

Turner Contemporary

Kent, United Kingdom


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Celebrate the artist Patrick Heron (1920-99) in this retrospective exhibition, the first major show of his work for twenty years.


“My main interest, in my painting, has always been in colour, space and light.” (Patrick Heron)

One of the most significant and innovative figures in 20th century British art, Heron played a vital role in the development of post-war abstract painting.

Spanning over fifty years of work from 1943 to 1996, explore the scope and ambitious scale of Heron’s painting as well as his consistent attachment to the subject of colour. 

Patrick Heron is curated by Andrew Wilson, Curator Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain and Sara Maston, Curator, Tate St Ives with Sarah Martin, Head of Exhibitions, Turner Contemporary. 

A joint symposium organised by Turner Contemporary with Tate St Ives will be held Friday 23 November 2018. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue by Tate publishing.

With thanks to the Patrick Heron Exhibition Supporters Group: Waddington Custot alongside Austin Desmond Fine Art, Sotheby’s and The George Dannatt Trust.

Organised by Turner Contemporary in association with Tate St Ives.

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