A Discipline of the Mind – The Travels of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Join us in the Studio Theatre at Plymouth College of Art for 'A Discipline of the Mind – The Travels of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’, a public lecture by Geoffrey Bertram, Chairman of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, discussing Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as an artist and printmaker.

The event will begin at 5.00pm on Wednesday 24 January and marks the generous donation of a collection of six screenprints (made between 2000-2006), presented to the college by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust in October 2017, and now part of the College’s permanent study collection.

Geoffrey Bertram's lecture will be followed by a complimentary drinks reception in the newly-designated Barns-Graham Room, giving you the opportunity to see six original screenprints at first hand.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was born in St Andrews in 1912 and attended Edinburgh College of Art in 1931-37 before moving to St Ives in 1940. Barns-Graham was a leading member of the St Ives School of artists who contributed to the advancement of British Abstract Art in the 20th Century.

We are grateful to the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust for the generous donation of this collection of screenprints, given to the college in October 2017. These works form part of the College’s study collection of original artworks displayed throughout our campus for all to enjoy and research.

Our gratitude extends to Geoffrey Bertram, who has been instrumental in the provision of this generous donation.

To confirm your attendance to both the Studio Theatre talk and room opening please register on Eventbrite available on the Plymouth College of Art website, or for more information contact brand@pca.ac.uk.

Event Date

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 17:00


Studio Theatre, Plymouth College of Art, PL4 8AT