Fred Appleyard curator’s talk with Melanie Rose

Join curator Melanie Rose as she talks through the captivating story behind the comprehensive investigation into the life and career of Fred Appleyard.

The story of Fred Appleyard’s (1874 – 1963) artistic career is one that seems to have been lost to art history. Working successfully as an accomplished Pre-Raphaelite styled painter at the turn of the century, Appleyard moved to Hampshire after the First World War and became captivated by his surroundings, changing his painting approach to British Impressionism.  

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth, this specially curated exhibition draws together gems from private and public collections and seeks to reintroduce Appleyard as one of Britain's finest painters.  
The exhibition includes rural landscapes of chalk streams and dappled light, tender portraits where light dances off the skin or is reflected in the dazzling Itchen water, and jewel-like, floral still-lives. 


About the curator Melanie Rose

Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leeds Arts and Humanities Institute (LAHRI), after successfully completing a practice-led PhD in the School of Design. Prior education includes, MA Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Trent Polytechnic and Foundation Winchester School of Art. Melanie is a member of LAND2, a national network of artist/researchers with an interest in place-oriented art and teaches at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. She has exhibited widely and has work in both private and public collections.

Event: Thursday 8 August 2024, 7pm-8:30pm. You are welcome to join us from 6pm to enjoy a refreshment at our cafe/bar or visit the gallery.
Tickets: £10/£8 concession

  • a painting by Fred Appleyard

Dates and times

  1. Thu 8 Aug 2024
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