Modern British Art: New Ways of Seeing

23rd October – 1st November 2020

The exhibition will see an exciting collaboration between ‘Fifties Art’ and Neil Schofield’s ‘Modern British Art’ exploring the boundaries between abstract and representational art in the post-war period. 

They will be presenting paintings, sculpture, limited edition prints and a selection of artist-illustrated and signed books.

Work will be displayed by artists including Mary Fedden, Terry Frost, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, John Piper and William Scott.

Covid precautions

We want the exhibition to be held as safely as possible and the following precautions will apply:

  • wearing face coverings and using the hand sanitiser provided;
  • applying 2 metre distancing and the operation of a one-way system;
  • allowing a maximum of 10 visitors in the gallery at any one time.

We apologise but for practical reasons, we are unable to open the tea-room.

Opening times

We’re looking forward to seeing you but inevitably, there will be some constraints on opening times. Richard and Neil apologise if this feels complex but working in conjunction with Elmslie, which is now a COVID-secure venue by accreditation, we’ve worked together to create a system which meets all circumstances as follows.

Private view

This is available on Friday 23rd October from 4.00-6.30 pm and enables us to offer 5 half hour slots each for up to 10 people. 

To book your place, please email with your first and second choice times, or call him on 07714 106386.

Opening times

We will be open from 24th October to 1st November from 11 am to 4 pm. 

Private appointments will be available between 10.00 and 11.00 am and 4.00 and 5.00 pm for individuals, single households or bubbles. 

If you are interested in securing a 30 minute private appointment, please email with your first and second choice times, or call him on 07714 106386.

Venue: Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3AG

Built in the 1860s in the ‘free gothic’ style, Elmslie House is a restored Grade II listed family home close to Great Malvern station, and provides a unique and elegant venue for the exhibition.

For more information, please email Richard Turkington at