The machine aesthetics of Edna Lumb (1931-1992) are unique in the male-dominated heavy industry of the mid-twentieth century.
Educated at Leeds School of Art in the 1950s, she was awarded a travel scholarship to France, and later made a paint record of aid programmes in West Africa. Engines, pylons, quarries, cooling towers, and wheels (gear wheels, rail wheels, flywheels, water-wheels) were her perpetual subjects. This long overdue solo exhibition enables a reassessment of her pioneering output.
This exhibition features a catalogue essay by science writer, and close personal friend of the artist, Angela Croome.
Preview: 5pm-7pm, Thursday 11 February
Vernon Street Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.
Image credit: Edna Lumb, Horsforth Quarry, Yorkshire, 1962. Etching and aquatint. Image 44cm x 37cm (frame 68 x 71cm). Photo by Chris Renton.
Read a biography of the artist here.
- 12 February - 11 March 2016
- Vernon Street Gallery (Get Directions)