Preview: Slow Painting

Andrew Brownsword GalleryMichael Pennie Gallery

Event Postponed

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A preview of Slow Painting, a Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition of paintings that take their time, and invite us to do the same.


The exhibition is presented in partnership with Bath Spa University, with works shared across the Andrew Brownsword Gallery at The Edge and the Michael Pennie Gallery at Locksbrook campus. The preview provides an opportunity to view works at both venues over the afternoon and evening.

Curated by the writer and critic Martin Herbert, the exhibition features 19 artists, primarily British or UK based, whose work spans a myriad of styles and applications, from figuration to abstraction.

Michael Pennie Gallery
, Locksbrook Campus, Bath Spa University BA1 3EL

Andrew Brownsword Gallery
, The Edge, University of Bath BA2 7AY

Free admission
All welcome



Header image credit: Detail of Allison Katz, AKGraph (All Is On), 2016

There is something elemental in the act of painting that distinguishes it from the excess of images produced and consumed in contemporary life. Painting is an old, slow art, and this major exhibition explores its enduring vitality and presence, surveying a range of contemporary paintings that take their time and invite us, as viewers, to do the same. We are delighted to be presenting this exhibition with a range of wonderful exhibition partners around the UK.Brian Cass, Senior Curator of Hayward Gallery Touring

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Slow Painting

- Andrew Brownsword Gallery
An exhibition of paintings that take their time, and invite us to do the same.