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Picturing Sheffield: Rivelin Valley Artists

Ben Baines, Autumn view from Bell Hagg up the Rivelin Valley towards the Peak District, 1947. Courtesy the artist's estate
Saturday 6 May 2017 - Sunday 26 November 2017

This new display at Weston Park Museum shines a spotlight on a remarkable, yet little-known, community of amateur and professional painters established in Sheffield’s Rivelin Valley in the 1920s.

In the years immediately after the First World War, a group of gifted artists founded a creative colony in the Rivelin Valley, situated in the west of the city. The paintings and watercolours they produced provide a unique portrait of the valley at the time, and reflect both its natural beauty and longstanding industrial heritage.

This display in the museum's Picturing Sheffield gallery brings together 14 works by artists including Ben Baines, W R E Goodrich, Robert Scott-Temple and Vernon Edmonds. The collection has been amassed by Baines’ grandson, the award-winning writer, broadcaster and environmentalist, Chris Baines.

The works in this display have been generously loaned by Chris Baines, Andrew Baines and Winifred Baines.