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group exhibitions                                              1930 - 1960 The following list extends over two pages. It has been compiled from exhibition catalogues, newspaper listings , reviews and manuscript sources. It is likely that Colquhoun exhibited at other exhibitions for which catalogues were not printed, which have not been traced, or in which her participation was ex-catalogue.  The list includes exhibitions in which Colquhoun was invited to participate, those for which she submitted work for selection, and mixed ‘dealer shows’. 1930  London, Goupil Gallery. January. Decorative Work and Stage & other Designs. Three works. 1930  London, The Imperial Institute. 2 - 31 August. The Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce Competition of Industrial Designs. Colquhoun showed two designs in the ‘Textiles’ section. 1931  London, Imperial Gallery of Art. January – 7 February. The British School at Rome: Exhibition of Works Submitted in the Competition for the Rome Scholarships of 1931 in Mural Painting, Sculpture and Engraving.  Colquhoun competed for the scholarship in mural painting. 1931  London, Royal Academy of Arts. 4 May – 8 August. The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts. One work. 1931  London, New Burlington Galleries. November – 5 December. New English Art Club Winter Exhibition.   One work. 1932  London, Imperial Gallery of Art. January - February. The British School at Rome: Exhibition of Works Submitted in the Competition for the Rome Scholarships of 1932 in Mural Painting, Sculpture and Engraving. Colquhoun competed for the scholarship in mural painting.  1932  London, New Burlington Galleries. November – 2 December. New English Art Club Winter Exhibition.  One work. 1933  London, New Burlington Galleries. 28 January –11 February. The British Empire Society of Arts and the Society of Animal Painters Fourth Exhibition. One work. 1933  London, Imperial Gallery of Art. 28 January – 11 February. The British School at Rome: Exhibition of Works Submitted in the Competition for the Rome Scholarships of 1933 in Mural Painting, Sculpture and Engraving.  Colquhoun competed for the scholarship in mural painting. 1933  Paris, Salon de la Societé Nationale. One work. 1934  Weybridge, 27 -29 October. The Annual Exhibition of the Weybridge Society of Arts. Five works.  1935  London. The Royal Society of British Artists Spring 183rd Exhibition.  One work. 1935  London, Whitechapel Art Gallery. 9 May – 15 June. Exhibition of Mural Decorative Paintings. Ten works.   1935  Dublin, Metropolitan School of Art. Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts 106th Exhibition. One work. 1935  Cheltenham, Cheltenham Art Gallery. ? – 30 September. The Cotswold Art and Craftsmanship Exhibition. Two works. 1936  Cheltenham, Cheltenham Ladies College. ? – 11 July. Work by staff, pupils and former pupils. Three works. 1937  London, New Burlington Galleries. 30 October– 20 November. The London Group: Thirty-Sixth Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture. One work. 1939  London, The London Gallery. 18 January - 11 February. Living Art in England. One work. 1939  London, Whitechapel Art Gallery. 9 February –7 March.   Works by Members of the AIA exhibited as a demonstration of the Unity of Artists for Peace, Democracy and Cultural Development.   One work. 1939  London, Tate Gallery. May-June. Mural Painting in Great Britain 1919-1939. An Exhibition of Photographs. Decorations for the hospital of Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire 1939  Northampton, Borough Art Gallery. 22 July – 19 August. Exhibition of British Surrealist and Abstract Paintings. Four works. 1939  Oxford, Ashmolean Museum. Younger British Painters. Two works. 1939  London, Peter Jones Gallery. Towards the Abstract. One work. 1940  London, The Leicester Galleries. July – 11 September. Summer Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Artists of Fame and Promise.  Three works. 1940  London, Royal Academy of Arts. United Artists’ Exhibition in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Red Cross and St John Fund and the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution. One work. 1940  London. R.S.B.A. Artists International Exhibition. One work. 1941  Various locations. Artists International Travelling Exhibition 2 One work. 1941  Harrogate, Harrogate Gallery. 5 April – 5 May, then the Bagshaw Art Gallery, Batley, in June. Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. Thirteen works. 1941  London, Canteen of the Ministries of Shipping and Economic Warfare. April – July. A version of the exhibition was then shown at the Ministry of Information. Exhibition of Modern Paintings Organised by the AIA. Three works. 1941  London, The Leicester Galleries. 5 July – 2 September. Artists of Fame and Promise: Summer Exhibition.  The exhibits changed twice during the course of the exhibition. The first edition of the catalogue lists two works, the second edition lists two different works. 1942  London, London Museum, Lancaster House. 18 March - 9 May.  New Movements in Art. Three works. 1942  London, The Leicester Galleries. 30 April-23 May.  Imaginative Art since the War.  Five works. 1942  Bournemouth, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. 9 May - 18 July. Exhibition of Contemporary Tempera Paintings. Three works. 1942  Leicester, City Museum. 23 May – 21 June. New Movements in Art. Four works. 1942  London, The Leicester Galleries. July – 19 August. Artists of Fame and Promise: summer exhibition of drawings and sculpture. Two works. 1942  London, International Art Centre. November – December. Surrealist Exhibition. Catalogue introduction by Toni del Renzio Seven works. 1942  Travelling Pictures to Live With: works by members of the AIA circulated under the ''Art for the people'' scheme  by the British Institute of Adult Education, for the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the  Arts. One work. 1943  London, Royal Academy of Arts. 1 January – 6 March.        The Third United Artists’ Exhibition in aid of the Duke of Gloucester’s Red Cross and St John Fund. Two works 1943  London, Wallace Collection. 31 March – 25 May. Artists Aid China Exhibition for Lady Cripps United Aid to China Fund. Two works. 1943  Merthyr Tydfil, Art Gallery and Museum. 1 – 29 April. Selection from the Royal Academy United Artists Exhibition. One work. 1943  Eastbourne, Towner Art Gallery. May.  Pictures Selected from the Royal Academy United Artists' Exhibition. One work. 1945  Bradford,Cartwright Hall. 23 March - ? Fifty-second Spring Exhibition. Two works. 1945  Derby, Museum and Art Gallery. 17 Nov.ember – 30 December. Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Two works 1945-6  London, Royal Academy. 12 December - 16 January. The London Group 1945 exhibition. One work. 1945-6  London, Hampstead Artists' Council. 15 December – 12 January. Hampstead Artists: Past and Present.  Four works. 1946  Bradford, Cartwright Hall. 29 March – 16 June. Fifty-third Spring Exhibition. Two works. 1946  London, Pall Mall. 6 – 26 June. Painters Today at the AIA. One work. 1946  Hampstead, 29 June – 2 August. Hampstead Artists' Council First Summer Exhibition.  Two works. 1946  London, Redfern Gallery. 11 July - 28 September. Summer Exhibition. Two works. 1946  London, Leger Galleries. 4 – 26 October. Exhibition of Watercolour Drawings by Contemporary Artists. One work. 1946  London, Hampstead Artists' Council. 26 October – 24 November. Exhibition of Drawings. Four works. 1947  London, Hampstead Artists' Council. 22 March - 19 April. First Spring Exhibition. One work. 1947-1948  Port of Versailles, Parc des Expositions. Quatorzième Exposition Les Surindépendants: Indepéndance Discipline by the Association Artistique. One work. 1947  London, Redfern Gallery.  3 July – 27 September. Summer Exhibition. Two works. 1947  London, The Leicester Galleries. July – August. Artists of Fame and Promise: Summer Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. One work. 1947  London, Leger Galleries. 5 – 29 November.   Valse des Fleurs. Two works. 1948  Bradford, Cartwright Hall. 19 March – 30 May. Spring Exhibition. Two works. 1948  London, Redfern Gallery. 1 July – 25 September. Summer Exhibition. One work. 1949  London, Suffolk Gallery. February. WIAC exhibition. One work. 1949  London, Redfern Gallery.  August – September. Artists of Fame and Promise: Part 2. One work. 1948  Dublin, National College of Art. 12 August – 11 September. Irish Exhibition of Living Art. Three works. 1949  London, Gimpel Fils. August. Summer Exhibition. One work. 1949  London, AIA Gallery. 20 September - 18 October. Contemporary Graphic Art. Three works. 1949  London, Whitechapel Art Gallery. 8 – 29 October. Pictures for Schools. One work. 1949  London, AIA Gallery. Small Pictures. Three works. 1950 London, Wildenstein Gallery. Scenes de Ballet. One work. 1950  London, RBA Galleries. 6 – 24 March. WIAC Jubilee Exhibition. Four works. 1950   Bradford, Cartwright Hall. 24 March – 4 June.   57th Spring Exhibition. Two works. 1950   London, New Burlington Galleries. 18 April – 10 May. Then travelled to Brighton, Wednesbury, Plymouth, Hull, Sheffield, Newcastle, Lincoln, Manchster, Luton, and other places. Society of Mural Painters First Exhibition held by the Arts Council of Great Britain.  One work. 1950  London, The Odeon, Swiss Cottage. 25 May - 3 June. The “Hampstead News” festival of Hampstead Art. Three works. 1950  Mousehole, Arra Gallery. 17 June - 7 July. Exhibition of Paintings by Lamorna Artists. Four works. 1950  London, South London Art Gallery. 2 July – 12 August. WIAC Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings and Sculptures. Four works. ?1950  Penzance, Penlee House. Summer Exhibition. Two works. 1950  London, The Arts Council of Great Britain. Paintings by British Women: A selection from the Annual Exhibition of the WIAC. One work. 1950  St Ives, Penwith Gallery. Spring Exhibition by the Penwith Society of Arts. One work. 1950  London, then touring various venues in Scotland. The Scottish Scene: an Exhibition of Designs for a Painted Wall Panel One work. ?1951  Holland. Britse en Nederlandse Vrouwen Exposeren. Two works. 1951  London, RBA Galleries, Suffolk Street. 7 – 28 April. The WIAC 'Festival of Britain’ exhibition. Four works. 1951-2  Annfield Plain, Durham, then touring to Sunderland, Scarborough, Luton and Halifax. 27 Oct. - 12 April. Paintings by British Women: A selection from the Annual Exhibition of the WIACA. One work. 1951  London, New Burlington Galleries. London Group Exhibition. Two works. 1951  London, AIA Gallery. AIA Paintings for Hiro Exhibition. Two works. 1952  Bradford, Cartwright Hall. 21 March - 8 June.   59th Spring Exhibition. Two works. 1952  London, Royal Academy of Arts. The 184th Exhibition. One work. 1952  London, RBA Galleries. 22 March – 14 April. The WIAC Annual Exhibition. Three works. 1952  London, New Burlington Galleries. 2 – 20 December. The Mirror and the Square.  Two works. 1953  London, Contemporary Art Society. Figures in their Setting. One work. 1953  London, New Burlington Galleries. 20 February – 10 March.  The WIAC Annual Exhibition. One work. 1953  Bradford, Cartwright Hall. 20 March - 7 June. Sixtieth Spring Exhibition. Two works. 1953  London, Royal Institute of British Architects. 9 April - 2 May. The 2nd exhibition of the Society of Mural Painters. One work. ca. 1953  London, Crane Gallery. Scenes de Ballet. Three works. 1954  London, South London Art Gallery. 14 March – 3 April. Exhibition of Mural Paintings by the Society of Mural Painters. One work. 1954  London, New Burlington Galleries. 12 February - 2 March. The WIAC Annual Exhibition. Four works. 1954  Touring. Exhibition organised by the AIA. The Mirror and the Square: an Exhibition of Art ranging from Realism to Abstraction. One work. 1954  Bradford, Cartwright Hall. 19 March – 8 June. Golden Jubilee Exhibition. Two works. 1955  Bradford, Cartwright Hall. 25 March – 5 June.   62nd Spring Exhibition. One work. 1955  Penzance, Passmore Edwards Art Gallery. 28 May - 30 September. Newlyn Society of Artists Summer Exhibition. Two works. 1955  London, Royal Festival Hall, the Ceremonial Foyer. 22 October – 7 November. First Exhibition of the Groupe Espace of Great Britain. Catalogue not traced, but Colquhoun’s name included in the list of exhibitors. 1956  London, Chenil Galleries. 24 February – 13 March. The WIAC Annual Exhibition. Two works. 1957  London, Whitechapel Gallery. 3 – 23 October. The WIAC Annual Exhibition. Three works. 1958  Hull, Ferens Art Gallery. 25 October – 22 November. Some Contemporary Women Painters: Selection from the WIACA. One work. 1959  Brussels, Galerie de la Medleine. 2 - 14 May. Fantasmagie. Eleven collages. 1959  St Ives, Penwith Society of Arts.  10th Anniversary Exhibition. Two works. 1959  Antwerp, Hessenhuis Antwerpen. 23 May – 13 June. Then at the Galerie le Soleil dans la Tête, Paris, 3 - 12 July. Internationale Tentoonstellung van Collages. Three collages. 1960  Penzance, Passmore Edwards Art Gallery. 9 April – 28 May. Newlyn Society of Artists Spring Exhibition.  Two works. 1960  London, Hampstead Town Hall. May – June. Hampstead Artists 1900-1960. One work.        
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