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UK Spotlight: Madge Gill at MAC, Birmingham

13 Sep 2023

by Suzie Jones

Madge Gill's retrospective at MAC Birmingham. It thoughtfully explores her self-taught mastery in art as resilience, focusing on spirituality and nature.

Visit MAC Birmingham's newly-opened retrospective of Madge Gill, recently acknowledged as one of the UK's finest self-taught artists. Living through hardships in the early 1900s, Gill turned to nature and spiritualism, developing an artistic practice that spanned painting, drawing, print, and textile work. This exhibition offers a thoughtful appraisal of Gill's oeuvre and celebrates triumph over adversity. Alongside this, MAC's broader current programme resonates, with additional exhibitions focusing on the role of art and nature in well-being. With so much to see and do at MAC this autumn, this iconic cultural venue is well worth a day trip.