Works By Madge Gill

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About Works By Madge Gill

Works by Madge Gill was set up by Art Director and Curator Sophie Dutton, with the aim to share Madge Gill’s artwork and story with the communities Gill was originally connected to.
As such Works by Madge Gill are proud to present a series of events in Newham, the area Gill lived for nearly 40 years and created her remarkable artwork.

The project brought some of these rarely-seen artworks together in a landmark exhibition of her work held in 2019 at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow.

Photo of book by Sophie Dutton

Myrninrest for sale from Rough Trade (click image to purchase)


A book reflecting a personal journey through the extraordinary archives of Madge Gill was published in 2019 by Rough Trade Books. Madge Gill by Myrninerest consists of conversations, exclusive interviews, essays from outsider art specialists, family photographs and hand-written correspondence plus rare and unseen works, including her revelatory large-scale embroideries.

Exhibition colour photo showing artworks

The unveiling of a Blue Plaque to celebrate the life of the artist and former Walthamstow resident marked the beginning of the project in 2018.

Photo of blue plaque on side of building

Future plans include an outdoor exhibition of the artist’s work in Newham in 2021. A project collaboration with The Line.

The Line is London’s first dedicated public art walk and its outdoor exhibition programme illuminates an inspiring landscape where everyone can explore art, nature and heritage for free.

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Newham Heritage Month is an online heritage festival running throughout June, with new heritage records being added daily and a range of workshops any other free virtual events to take part in.

1 - 31 May 2021