Timeline

Born Sep 17, St Giles, Camberwell, South London, UK

Moved between London and Glastonbury during Blitz

Attended Elmhurst School, Street when in Glastonbury

Scholarship to Greycoats School in Victoria, London; but, due to war, attended Honor Oak School (Emergency Grammar School), Peckham Rye. Lived at West Wickham Kent, so cycled to school through doodlebug raids. Achieved General School Certificate.

Worked at Pritchard Wood Advertising Agency, Strand, London

Attended evening classes at Beckenham School of Art, Kent.

County Grant to art school.

Beckenham College of Art

Intermediate and National Design Diploma

‘Shops’ series of paintings

‘Hastings’ series of paintings

Royal College of Art
Fellow students included Edward Middleditch, Derrick Greaves, Jack Smith, Freda Sargent, John Bratby, Sheila Robinson etc
Tutored by John Minton, Ruskin Spear, Carel Weight and Francis Bacon

6 works Exhibited in Young Contemporaries

Ran first Young Contemporaries Dance

R.C.A Sketch Club Award 1st prize in painting

6 works in Young Contemporaries 1950

Awarded 1st Prize (shared with Donald Hamilton Fraser)



A.R.C.A.

Marriage to Campbell Bruce

Lived East Street, Bromley

Taught Holland Park School

Daughter Nichola born

Group Exhibitions:
Trafford Gallery, Mount Street, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Daughter Jane born

Husband Campbell and daughter Nichola hospitalized with TB and were convalescent for several years.

Group Exhibition:
Gulbenkian Gallery R.C.A. Arts Council Touring Show.
Trafford Gallery, Mount Street, London

Part-time lecturer at Beckenham School of Art

Visit Buckwell Farm in Kent on holiday with Audrey and John Titchell and their children Joanna and Tim

Daughter Claire born

Moved to Egerton House, Kent with Audrey and John Titchell and their family.

Work is influenced by post war abandoned orchards and Kent landscape.

Notorious parties throughout early 1960’s

Many artists visit including Carel Weight, Pam Izzard, Jack Millar, Alfred and Margot Daniels, Fred Cuming, Shirley Shepherd, Peter Blake, Alan Jones, Keith Lucas etc.

First of many visits to Southern Spain

Visit Plascassier, France. Hosted by Princess Calamachi and Costa Arcipolous, neighbours in Kent.

Group Exhibition:
Newart Centre, Sloane Street. Orchard paintings

‘Coldest winter of twentieth century’ in Kent, burn the furniture to keep warm.

Part-time lecturer at Maidstone College of Art

Group Exhibition:
Metropole, Folkestone

Solo Exhibition:
Tenterden Gallery, Kent, UK

Moved to East Dulwich, South London

Work influenced by urban changes. Began work on London Zoo series of paintings.

Group Exhibition:
Artists of Fame or Promise, Leicester Gallery, London

Begin work on London Market series

Visit Spain with Audrey and Fred Cuming

Lecturer at Croydon College of Art

Group Exhibitions: Around this time, Pictures for Schools Exhibitions were an annual event set up by Nan Youngman at various venues:-
Camden Art Centre, Gulbenkian Gallery R.C.A., Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Sold many paintings to education committees countrywide.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Part-time lecturer at Hornsey College of Art. Student revolution, sit-ins etc.

Group Exhibition:
Lord Mayor’s Exhibition, Guildhall, London where she won the Lord Mayor’s Art Award 1st Prize for painting of Leadenhall Market

Part-time lecturer Byam Shaw School of Art, Kensington

Visiting lecturer continued until 1980

Part-time teacher Kingsdale Comprehensive School. 6th Form

Started printing at Morley College of Art with Birgit Skiold

Solo Exhibition:
R.B.A. Gallery, Suffolk Street, Trafalgar Square, London
Sponsored by Royal British Artists.

Group Exhibition:
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Organising tutor Cyprus Summer School, Paphos with Stass Paraskos and Andreas Charalambides

Work on Cyprus series

Group Exhibition:
Paphos Town Hall
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (1972)
Prize at Lord Mayor’s Art Exhibition, Guildhall. Award for set of etchings ‘London Markets’

Group Exhibition:
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Group Exhibition:
Whitechapel Open Exhibition, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Moved to Dublin, Ireland

Group Exhibition:
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Part-time lecturer National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Group Exhibitions:
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Listowel Graphics, Kerry
NCAD Fine Art Exhibition, Project Art Centre, Dublin
Women Artists Working in Ireland, Wexford Art Centre

Group Exhibition:
Living Art Exhibition, Dublin

Group Exhibitions:
NCAD Staff-Students Show, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
Listowel Graphics, Kerry
Living Art Exhibition, Dublin

Group Exhibition:
Living Art Exhibition, Dublin

Group Exhibition:
Living Art Exhibition, Dublin

Studio in Glenmalure, Wicklow

Began series of large drawings

Group Exhibition:
Living Art Exhibition, Dublin

Founder member of Black Church Print Studio, Dublin with

Michael Byrne, Phoebe Donovan, Liam O’Broin, Sara Horgan, Pádraig Ó Cuimín, John Kelly, Barbara Dunne, Andrew Folan, Jan de Fouw, Ken Langan and Marie Louise Martin

Served as Director of the Board (rotating) and represented Black Church as a Director of the Board of Graphic Studio, Dublin for several years.

Group Exhibition:
Living Art Exhibition

Group Exhibition:
Ljubljana Print Biennale, Yugoslavia

Co-Founder/organizer with Betty Ballagh of Arnotts National Portrait Awards, Dublin

Group Exhibitions:
Irish Graphics in Peking and Hangzhow, China
Irish Graphics in Milwaukee Festival, U.S.A
Dublin-Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
Graphics Black Print Studio, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Art Festival
Paintings Grafton Gallery Show, Kilkenny Art Festival
E.V.A. curated by Rudi Fuchs
Wexford Arts Festival Exhibition
Living Art Exhibition, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin

Solo Exhibition:
Grafton Gallery, Dublin

Group Exhibitions:
NCAD Decade Show, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
Mini Prints - Hendrix Gallery, Dublin
Figurative Image, Bank of Ireland

Group Exhibitions:
Ljubljana Print Biennale, Yugoslavia
Biella Italy Primo Prints
Impact International Arts Festival, Kyoto Japan
Irish Graphics in Cuba
Taiwan International Print (Jury Award)
Celebration of the Bog, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin
Gateway to Art Festival, Dublin Airport

Group Exhibitions:
Irish Graphics in Finland
Self-portraits, Tusla, Yugoslavia
Personal Choice Exhibition, Collectors, Kilkenny Castle
Baden-Baden Print Biennale
Gateway to Art Festival, Dublin Airport

Solo Exhibition:
Prints, Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK

Group Exhibitions:
3 in the Landscape, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
Irish Arts Council Touring Show
Impressions, Galway Arts Festival
Varna, Bulgaria Print Beinnale
Gateway to Art Festival, Dublin Airport
Angela Flowers, Rosscarbery, Ireland
Graphic Studio, Dublin
Impact International Arts Festival, Kyoto, Japan

Visit Australia

Fire destroys Black Print Studio and some work

Solo Exhibition:
Graphics, Riverrun Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Group Exhibitions:
Euro-Print Luxembourg 2nd Irish Mini Print
Salle á Manger, Riverrun Gallery, Dublin
Irish-U.S.S.R, Mansion House, Dublin
R.H.A Banquet Exhibition (invited)
Biella Italy Primo Prints

Group Exhibitions:
Gateway to Art Festival, Dublin Airport
Black Church Print Studio, West Cork Art Centre
European large Print Format, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
Varna Bulgaria Print Biennale
Irish Graphics in Cuba

Solo Exhibition:
Graphics, Riverrun Gallery, Dublin
Graphics, Riverrun Gallery, Galway

Group Exhibitions:
Living Landscape, W.C.A.C
Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon
Aer Rianta Cork Airport
International Arts Festival, Kyoto, Japan
Gateway to Art Festival, Dublin Airport

Solo Exhibition:
Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Group Exhibitions:
1st International Print Biennale, Maastricht
Living Landscape W.C.A.C
Artfest, Cork RTC
1st Internationale Print Triennale, Cairo, Egypt
Art Couples, Castletownsend, Cork
Varna Bulgaria Print Biennale
Gateway to Art Festival, Dublin Airport

Group Exhibitions:
Gateway to Art Festival, Dublin Airport
Carlow Arts Festival
Holles Street Hospital Centenary Exhibition (RHA)
Angela Flowers 10 year Exhibition, Rosscarbery, Cork

Solo Exhibition:
Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Group Exhibitions:
An Oireachtas, Dublin
Zurich, Irish Artists
3 Painters, Irish Festival, Akureyri, Iceland
RHA Banquet Exhibition (Invited), Dublin
Summer Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

Solo Exhibition:
Municipal Gallery, Estepona, Spain

Group Exhibition:
RHA Banquet Exhibition (Invited)

Solo Exhibition
Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Group Exhibitions:
Egyptian International Print Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
NCAD Drawing Show, RHA, Dublin
‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers, London
Varna, Bulgaria Print Biennale
Gateway to Art Festival, Dublin Airport

Group Exhibitions:
‘Art of the State’, New York. Travelling Exhibition
Irish Graphics, Finland
‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers, London

I.N.F. Painting Expedition to Israel

Group Exhibitions:
Florence Biennale, Italy
Summer Exhibition RHA, Dublin
Gyor Hungary Print Biennale
I.N.F Painting Exhibition, Dublin Castle and Davis Gallery, Dublin
Prints ’99 Ashford Gallery, RHA
‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers, London

Solo Exhibition:
Hallward Gallery, Dublin

Group Exhibitions:
National Concert Hall, Dublin
Black Print Studio Exhibition. Traveled to Galway and Cork
‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers, London

Solo Exhibition:
15 Year Retrospective Exhibition, Cork (Work featured landscapes of Wicklow and West Cork)

Group Exhibitions:
‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers, London
Alexandra College, Dublin
Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork
OPW Exhibition, Dublin

Commissioned by Iveagh family to paint Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park series

Group Exhibitions:
‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers, London
Alexandra College, Dublin
West Cork Artists, Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Ireland
Office of Public Works, Dublin
Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
Bank of Ireland, Dublin
Temple Bar Charity Show, Dublin
‘Heaven’, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
Hallward Gallery, Dublin
Scottish Irish Exhibition, touring Scotland and at WCAC.
Figurative Image, Arts Club, Dublin

Solo Exhibitions:
‘Isles and Oceans Part I’ Vanguard Gallery, Cork
Invited Artist, ‘Eigse’ Carlow Art Festival
‘Isles and Oceans Part II’, Hallward Gallery, Dublin

Group Exhibitions:
‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers, London
Invited Artist RHA Summer Show, Dublin
Exhibition of Prints by 10 Artists, WCAC*
Landscape Survey, Blanchardstown Art Centre, Co. Dublin
Invited Artist RHA Summer Show, Dublin
Scottish Irish Exhibition touring Ireland
Hallward Gallery, Dublin
Educate Together, RHA, Dublin
Contribute to West Cork Print Portfolio

Curator Artist for the Day – chose Rita Duffy, Angela Flowers, Cork Street, London

Solo Exhibition:
‘Along the Margins’, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengariff, Cork

Group Exhibitions:
Alexandra College, Dublin
Invited Artist RHA Summer Show, Dublin
WCAC* Members Exhibition, Cork
Schull Festival Exhibition, Cork
Anniversary Exhibition RHA, Dublin
New Gallery, Bantry, Cork
Rotunda Gallery, Dublin
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London

Group Exhibitions:
Large Format Drawing Show, Mermaid Gallery, Bray, Co. Wicklow
New English Art Club, The Mall, London
Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea
Acquisition of ‘Smithfield Market’ by Guildhall Gallery London Collection
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London

Solo Exhibition:
Closing Exhibition, Hallward Gallery, Dublin

Group Exhibitions:
RHA Summer Show
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London

Group Exhibitions:
‘Milestones’ 25 years Black Church Print Studio, Dublin
Alexandra College, Dublin
Interiors Exhibition and Art Fair, RDS, Dublin
RHA Summer Exhibition, Dublin
Electric Palace Hastings Fundraising Exhibition, Sussex
WCAC* Members Exhibition, Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Cork
‘4 in 1 abuse! Being Bold’ Fitzwilliam Club Exhibition, Dublin
Margin Exhibition, Goal at OPW, Dublin
Graphic Studio Exhibition/auction, RDS, Dublin
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London

Group Exhibitions:
Alexandra College, Dublin
Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarrif, Cork
Invited Artist RHA Summer Show, Dublin
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London
Cancer Research Gift Auction and Ball, Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin
RHA Re-opening Exhibition, Dublin

Group Exhibitions:
With Fred Cuming and Campbell Bruce, Jorgenson
Fine Art Gallery, Dublin
Alexandra College, Dublin
Summer Exhibition Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarrif, Cork
RHA Summer Exhibition, Dublin
Original Print Fair, Dublin
United Arts Club, Dublin
Dun Laoghaire Festival, Co Dublin
Christmas Exhibition Solomon Gallery at Merrion Hotel, Dublin
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London

Group Exhibitions:
‘Into the Garden’, Jorgensen Fine Art Gallery, Dublin
RHA Summer Exhibition, Dublin
Artists Cookbook launched, Cross Gallery, Dublin
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London

Group Exhibitions:
Artists Group, United Arts Club, Dublin
Easter Exhibition, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarrif, Cork
West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen, Cork
Invited Artist RHA Summer Exhibition, Dublin
Works on Paper Exhibition, United Arts Club, Dublin
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London

Work reproduced in Office of Public Works State Diary

Group Exhibitions:
Alexandra College, Dublin
RHA Summer Exhibition, Dublin
Crawford Gallery, Cork
UAC Group, European Commission House, Dublin
United Arts Club, Dublin
Works on Paper Exhibition, United Arts Club, Dublin
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers, London

Work selected for First Minister’s Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast

Group Exhibitions:
20th Anniversary Exhibition Alexandra College, Dublin
‘The Irish Scene’, Gormleys, Dublin
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarrif, Cork
RHA Summer Exhibition, Dublin
‘Cuirt’, Advanced Graphics Gallery, London
‘Interiors’, Gormleys, Dublin
Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Cork

  • WCAC = West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork

  • RHA = Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

  • NCAD = National College of Art and Design, Dublin

  • OPW= Office of Public Works, Dublin