ithell colquhoun magician born of nature
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group exhibitions                                          1961 - present 1961  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery.  Summer Exhibition 1 of the Newlyn Society of Artists. Three works. 1962  Liège, Galerie D'Art Jean Dols. 31 March -12 April. Exposition Internationale 'Fantasmagie'.    One work. 1962  Paris, Galerie Soulanges. 14 – 24 September.  Exposition Internationale 'Fantasmagie'. One work. ca. 1963  London, RWS Galleries.  Cornish Experiment. Ten works. 1963  London, FBA Galleries. 17 January - 1 February. WIAC Annual Exhibition. One work. 1963  Ostend, Kultureel Centrum. 2 -23 June. Kunstenaars uit Newlyn. Five works. 1964  London, FBA Galleries. 20 February – 6 March. WIAC Annual Exhibition. One work. 1964  Great Yarmouth, September. WIAC Exhibition. One work. 1965  London, FBA Galleries. 18 February – 5 March. WIAC Annual Exhibition. One work. 1966  London, Whitechapel Gallery. September – October.    WIAC Exhibition. One work. 1967  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. Newlyn Society of Artists Spring Exhibition. One work. 1967  Paris, Galerie Creuze. 25 April – 23 May. WIAC Exhibition. Three works. 1967  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. Newlyn Society of Artists Summer Exhibition. Two works. 1967  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. Newlyn Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition. One work. 1967  Czechoslovakia, Galerie Zámek Hradec u Opavy.  May-August. Poesie Fantasmagie.  Five works. 1967  St Ives, Penwith Society of Arts. 18 October – 11 November. Associate Exhibition.  One work. 1968  St Ives, Penwith Society of Arts. 31 January. Associate Exhibition. Two works. 1968  Wycombe End, Cross-Keys Gallery. 3 – 21 March. WIAC Exhibition. Two works. 1968  London, Drian Galleries.  6 - 21 June. WIAC Annual Exhibition. One work. 1968  Penzance, Passmore Edwards Gallery. 10 August - 29 September. Newlyn Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition. One work. 1969  Germany, Kunstamt Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Fantasmagie International Exhibition. Three works. 1969  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 14 June – 31 July.  Newlyn Society of Artists Summer Exhibition. One work. 1969  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 9 August – 27 September. Newlyn Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition. One work. 1970  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 8 August – 26 September. Newlyn Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition.  Two works. 1971  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 12 June – 5 August. Newlyn Society of Artists Summer Exhibition. Two works. 1971  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 14 August – 2 October.  Newlyn Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition. One work. 1971  London, Hamet Gallery. 3 - 27 November. Britain's Contribution to Surrealism. Five works, plus five ex. cat. 1972  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 1 April -1 June. Newlyn Society of Artists Spring Exhibition. One work. 1972  Plymouth, Museum & Art Gallery. 12 April -7 May. Newlyn Past and Present. One work. 1972  London, Gallery Edward Harvane. On the Edge of Dreams: Aspects of Surrealism in British Art 1932-71. One work. 1972  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 10 June – 3 August. Newlyn Society of Artists Summer Exhibition. One work. 1972  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 12 August – 7 October.  Newlyn Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition. Two works. 1972 Birmingham, University of Birmingham. 27 November – 22 December. Artists of Cornwall. Five works. 1973  Cornwall, 7th Exhibition of Arts & Crafts held by the St Just & Lands End Branch of the Cancer Research Campaign. Four works. 1973  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 21 April -1 June.    Newlyn Society of Artists: Spring Exhibition. Four works. 1973  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 9 June -3 August. Newlyn Society of Artists Summer Exhibition Four works 197?  Woodbridge, The Simon Carter Gallery. 6 - 13 October.  Exhibition of British Paintings and Watercolours 1900-1935. One work. 1974  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 10 May – 5 June. Newlyn Society of Artists Summer 1 Exhibition. Four works. 1974  London, Drian Galleries. 12 – 28 June.  The Feminine Eye. One work. 1974  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 6 July – 27 August.  Newlyn Society of Artists: Summer 2 Exhibition. Three works. 1974  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 7 September – 31 October. Newlyn Society of Artists: Autumn Exhibition. Three works. 1974-5  London, Camden Arts Centre. 29 November – 19 January. Hampstead in the Thirties: A Committed Decade.  One work. 1975  Mousehole, St Clement's Hall Gallery. 26 March – 25 July.  Spring and Summer Exhibition. 1975  Bath, The Little Gallery. One work. 1975  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 10 May – 25 June. Newlyn Society of Artists: Spring Exhibition.  Four works. 1975  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. Newlyn Society of Artists: Summer Show.  One work. 1975  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. Newlyn Society of Artists: Autumn Exhibition. Two works. 1975  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. Newlyn Society of Artists Christmas Exhibition.  One work. 1975  Plymouth, Plymouth Art Centre. (posibly1972). One work. 1976  Mousehole, St Clement's Hall Gallery. Spring Exhibition. One work. 1977  Penzance, Newlyn Orion Gallery. December. Small is Beautiful. Two works. 1977  London, New Art Centre. 9 November – 3 December. Cornwall 1945-1955.  One work. 1977  London, New Art Centre. 7 December – 7 January 1978. Artists as Illustrators. Five works. 1978  London, Hayward Gallery. 11 January - 27 March. Dada and Surrealism Reviewed. One work. The artist also loaned a case of exotic Indian butterflies to this exhibition. 1978  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 22 March – 21 April. Newlyn Society of Artists: Spring Exhibition.  Two works 1978  London, Parkin Gallery, 1 -24 June. British Art 1890-1940. One work. 1978  London, Parkin Gallery. 27 July - 26 August. Summer Exhibition. One work. 1978  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 8 July – 2 September. Summer Exhibition. Eleven works (?) 1978  Pont-Aven, Hôtel de Ville. 29 July – 18 August. La Société des Peintres de Newlyn de Cornouailles. Eleven works (?). 1978  Penzance, West Cornwall Arts Centre. 25 September - 13 October. Surrealist Dream and Phantasy.  Three works. 1978-9  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 2 December. – 6 January.  Small is Beautiful. Two works. 1979-80  London, Hayward Gallery. 25 October – 13 January. Thirties One work. 1980  London, Piccadilly Gallery. 15 April – 17 May. Some Unusual By-ways in British Art 1890-1940. Two works. 1980  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery. 3 -31 May. First Day Covers. One work. ? 1980  Newlyn, Newlyn Art Gallery. Summer Exhibition. Eight works (?) 1980  Milan, Palazzo Peale. Then to Rome and Stockholm. L’Altra meta dell’Avan-guardia  1910-1940. One work. 1981  London, Fine Art Society. August. Twentieth Century Pictures from the Government Art Collection. One work. 1982  Paris, Galerie 1900-2000. 14 May – 30 June. Les Enfants d’Alice: la Peinture Surrealiste Anglaise 1939-1960. Two works. 1982  Nottingham, Castle Museum.        The Women’s Art Show 1550-1970. One work. 1982  Penzance, Newlyn Art Gallery.  Newlyn Society of Artists Summer Exhibition. Three works.   1983  London, Parkin Gallery. 18 May – 18 June. Spring Exhibition of Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings. One work. 1985  London, Parkin Gallery. 6 February -16 March. Cornwall. Two works. 1985  Glasgow, Perth, Ayr and Edinburgh. 26 February – 16 November.  One City a Patron.  British Art of the 20th Century from the Collections of the Southampton Art Gallery.   One work. 1985  Colchester, The Minories. 6 April - 5 May, then travelling to London and Hull. A Salute to British Surrealism 1930-1950. Four works. 1985  London, Blond Fine Art. 16 October – 16 November. British Women Surrealists.  Thirteen works. 1986  London, Parkin Gallery. 20 March – 18 April. Spring Exhibition of Modern British Paintings. One work. 1986  London, Mayor Gallery. March-April. British Surrealism 50 years on. One work. 1986  London, Gillian Jason Gallery. 2 – 22 April. The Unbroken Line: 50 years of British drawing 1936-1986, part 1. One work. 1986  Marseilles, Galerie de la Vieille Charitée. 12 April – 30 June. La Planéte Affolée. One work. 1986  Canterbury, The Herbert Read Gallery. 19 – 31 May, then travelling to Cardiff and Newcastle.  Surrealism in England 1936 and after.  Four works. 1986  Leeds, Leeds City Art Gallery. 10 October - 7 December. Angels of Anarchy and Machines for Making Clouds. Surrealism in Britain in the Thirties. Three works. 1986-7  Swansea, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery. September - October, then travelling to Bath, Newcastle and Llandudno. Contrariwise: Surrealism and Britain 1930-1986. One work. 1986  New York, Stony Brook University Fine Art Centre. 18 November – 10 January 1987. Women Artists of the Surrealist Movement. One work. 1987  Touring, Arts Council Exhibition. January - June.  Exhibition shown in Nottingham, Gateshead, Bradford and Plymouth.  Looking into Paintings. One work. 1987  Finland, Retretti Art Centre. 16 May – 13 September. Surrealismi. Two works. Post Mortem 1988  London, Whitford and Hughes. 27 April – 10 June.    The Surrealist Spirit in Britain.  One work. 1988  Sunninghill, Austin/Desmond Fine Art. 22 October - ? Works on Paper by Modern British Artists. Two works. 1989   London, Blond Fine Art. 4 – 18 June. Two works. 1990  Berkeley, University Art Museum. 3 October – 30 December.  Three works. 1991  Warwick, Emscote Lawn School. 8 October – 8 November.  British Surrealists. One work. 1992  London, Murray Feely Fine Art. 30 September - 17 October. Women artists of the British Surrealist Movement One painting and some drawings. 1993  Canberra, The National Gallery of Australia. 12 March – 2 May, then Brisbane and Sidney.  Surrealism: Revolution by Night.  One work. 1995  Wolverhampton, Art Gallery and Museum. 17 June-19 August. Real Surreal: British and European Surrealism.  Two works. 1999  Leeds, City Art Gallery. Exhibition to launch the publication of Surrealism in Britain by Michel Remy. One work. 2000  St Ives, Tate Gallery.  Rediscovering Writing: St Ives and Painters in Literature, 1945-70. An exhibition of books and writings by writers based in Cornwall. 2000-2001  Jerusalem, Israel Museum. 21 December 2000-9 June 2001. Exhibition then travelled to San Francisco and Toronto. Dreaming with Open Eyes.  The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwartz collection of Dada and Surrealist Art in the Israel Museum.  Two works. 2001-2002  London, National Portrait Gallery. 24 October 2001 – 24 February 2002.  Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists.  One work. 2002-2003  Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum. 14 September 2002 – January 2003.  Three works. 2003  London, Wolseley Fine Art Ltd. 13 November – 14 December.  The Etching Revival in Britain 1850-1950. One work. 2005  Newcastle, University of Northumbria Art Gallery. 25 February – 1 April. Face to Face. British Self-Portraits in the Twentieth Century.  One work.  2005  London, Liss Fine Art. British Paintings and Works on Paper 1890-1990.  One work. 2006  London, Maas Gallery. 7 - 30 June.  British Pictures. One work. 2007  London, Fine Art Society, 19 September – 11 October. The Twentieth Century. One work. 2008  Preston, The National Museum of Football. 15 March – 8 June. The Art of Football One work. 2008  Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. 23 May – 17 August. British Surrealism and other Realities: The Sherwin Collection. Two works. 2008  Hampstead, 27th July – 10 August. The Hampstead Garden Suburb Summer Exhibition. One work. 2009  Hartlepool, Hartlepool Art Gallery. 25th April – 30 May. The Art of Football and P100LS: 100 Years of Hartlepool United. One work. 2009  Camden, King’s Place, Camden. 24th July – 30 August. The Ruth Borchard Collection. One work. 2009  Leeds, Leeds City Art Gallery. 10 July – 1 October. British Surrealism in Context – A Collector’s Eye. Two works. 2009  Manchester, Manchester City Art Gallery. 26 September– 10 January 2010. Angels of Anarchy. Women Artists and Surrealism Four works and a pack of Taro cards. 2009-10  St Ives, Tate St Ives. 10 October – 10 January 2010.  The Dark Monarch. Magic and Modernity in British Art. Ten works, (the catalogue is not accurate), plus a selection of occult books and journals from Colquhoun’s library. The exhibition then transferred to the  Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 23 January – 21 March, but not all works were shown because of space restrictions. 2011  London, Tate Britain. 16 February – 21 August. Watercolours One work. 2013  London, Store Street Gallery. 19-25 May. I:MAGE Five works.       
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