Clare White: The Homecoming – Kennaway House, Sidmouth – March 29 to April 6 2013
Clare White (1903 -1997) was born and brought up in Sidmouth, Devon, and this exhibition will be the first time her work has been shown back in her home town. The Homecoming exhibition will feature several paintings by White of Devon scenes, as well as works from her travels as an artist across Europe, Barbados and Egypt. The retrospective exhibition will be staged at Kennaway House, an arts centre and gallery space on Sidmouth seafront.
When Two ladies Went Travelling – Thoresby Gallery, Notts – March 31st to April 22nd 2012
A selection of paintings by Clare White, (1903-1997), were shown alongside watercolours painted by Marie-Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont, (1889-1984), who was Countess Manvers of Thoresby Hall. The two artists shared a similar background, loved travelling and brought back their experiences through the medium of watercolour. Both artists exhibited widely including The Royal Academy, Paris Salon and The Society of Women Artists.
Clare White’s 20th Century Watercolours – The Orangery, Wakefield, January – March 2012
This exhibition brings White’s bright and beautiful paintings to the home town of her friend and St Ives contemporary, Barbara Hepworth. The sculptor’s international profile was celebrated with the opening of the new Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield in 2011. Close by, the Orangery is a restored building and busy arts centre nestled in a tiny park in the middle of town.
White’s ‘Switzerland’ – the Clare White gallery, Barnsley, 2010
An exhibition of White’s stunning watercolours of Swiss landscapes. Clare attended school in Lucerne in the early 1920s and retained a fondness for the country that lasted her whole life. The pictures she painted around Grindelwald, showing the stunning Tower Glacier, remain among her best loved pictures.
St Ives Watercolourist Clare White – Thoresby Gallery, Nottinghamshire, 2009
This exhibition featured a large selection of White’s paintings from all over the world as well as fascinating displays of White’s sketch books, posters and memorabillia. It drew comparisons between the artist and Thoresby’s own Lady Manvers – Marie-Louise Pierrepont – herself a dedicated traveller, watercolourist and lady of Edwardian sensibilities. Curators talks were given.
Hallo Sunshine II – the Clare White Gallery, Barnsley, 2009
This exhibition paid homage to the first, celebrated ‘Hallo Sunshine’ exhibition of Clare White’s Barbados paintings (1955 – 1970s) which was held at the Salthouse Gallery, St Ives in 1982. The original exhibition generated an enormous amount of interest in White’s work when the artist was in her eighties. Hallo Sunshine 2009 brought the colour and vibrancy of her Barbados paintings to whole new audience.
Introducing Clare White – the Clare White Gallery, Barnsley, 2008
The first major retrospective of Clare White’s work to be held at the gallery named in her honour by curator Andrew Pollard introduced a new and exciting body of work from the Clare White estate on to the art market.
Clare White: A Centenary Celebration – St Ives Arts Club, 2003
Clare White lived and painted in St Ives from 1949 until her death at the age of 93 in 1997. This exhibition returned a large collection of her work to the art colony and attracted the attention of close friends, old and new admirers and holiday art buyers. It was held in the St Ives Art Club, where White was the first female President in 1954. The exhibition, with curator’s talks, marked the centenary of her birth in Sidmouth, Devon in 1903. And, the whole celebratory event was part of the successful St Ives September Festival.
Clare White (1903-97) – Walker Galleries, Harrogate, Autumn 2002
The Walker Galleries in Harrogate has special interest in Cornish art of the highest quality and hosted a successful exhibition of White’s work at its Crown Place gallery space in 2002. The open weekend in particular proved a fantastic opportunity to introduce White’s characterful work to a whole new, and discerning, audience.