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EXHIBITION – ROSEMARY HIGBEE: RETROSPECTIVE 1923-2019

GOMA Waterford, Wednesday October 16th, running until Saturday November 16th 2019 from 12:30pm to 17:30pm

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Rosemary Higbee | Retrospective: 1923-2019 in association with Imagine Arts Festival.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm running until Saturday, November 16th @ GOMA Waterford. The official opening reception will take place one week later (Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm). The event will be officially opened by guest speaker Ben Hennessy on the night.

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art Waterford is delighted to invite you to the opening reception of Retrospective: 1923-2019 by Rosemary Higbee on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 PM.

Rosemary Higbee was born in India in 1923. She lived in England throughout World War Two and studied at the famed Chelsea School of Art. She moved to Ireland in 1973, lecturing in art in Waterford. Her family had originally come from Gracedieu here in Waterford.

Rosemary’s early years in India had influenced her palette and her work belongs to the great colourist tendency of early twentieth-century art, standing alongside her contemporaries Howard Hodgkin and Patrick Heron.

Influenced by the work of Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Bonnard, Higbee used brushes, palette knives and fingers to create her work. Imagine Arts Festival is pleased to introduce a retrospective of Rosemary Higbee’s work.

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, 6 Lombard Street, Waterford

Phone – 051 582 633 | Email – gomawaterford@gmail.com

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