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Defining Movements: a journey through British Modern Art

Defining Movements: a journey through British Modern Art provided the opportunity for a group of local writers to be tutored through a short series of creative writing workshops at the Gosport Gallery.  Led by published author Judy Waite, the participants used the art works as springboards to create characters and produce new writing.  We hope you enjoy this selection of responses. Please click on each of the images to reveal the wonderful written responses about them.


“I'd hoped to either enjoy it, learn something, or be inspired to write something new. I achieved all three.”

“I enjoyed the various methods we used to engage with the pieces of art, which served to spark ideas that simply would not have appeared if I had been looking at the artwork alone and without Judy’s guidance.”

The Bloomsbury Group, Duncan Grant, Angelica Playing the Violin, 1934


Seven and Five Society, Frances Hodgkins, Purbeck Courtyard Morning, 1944

Young British Artists, Fiona Rae, Untitled (Fast Breeder), 1997

Abstract Expressionism, Gillian Ayres, Untitled,  1980

Camden Town Group, Malcolm Drummond, In the Park (St James Park), c.1912

Pop Art, Peter Blake, Babe Rainbow, 1968

Land Art, Richard Long, Merthyr Tidfil Line, 1980

Surrealism, Roland Penrose, Conquest of the Air, 1938

St Ives School, Terry Frost, Silver and Grey, 1953 (image on the right)

Photorealism, John Salt, A-OK Auto , 2002-2003 (image on the right)

Peter Blake ‘Babe Rainbow’ 1968

Also incorporating John Bratby ‘Jean and Still Life in front of a Window’ 1954