Exhibition

The Art of Eugene Halliday and Käthe Schuftan

Featured in the Insiders Outsiders Festival
14 September 2019 to 13 April 2020

This is the story of two artists who met in Manchester during the Second World War. One, a Manchester-born artist, writer, philosopher and healer; the other a Gernam Jewish refugee artist. They became friends, worked and exhibited together. When Schuftan died, prematurely, in 1958, Halliday made sure of a retrospective exhibition of her work at Salford Art Gallery. After that, she was forgotten apart from in the memories of her close friends. Many years after Halliday’s death, around 2012, the Tribute that he gave at her funeral came to light, and so began the search for Schuftan’s story. This exhibition at Tan y Garth Hall Retreat, which opened in the 80th anniversary month of the outbreak of the Second World War, is the first time both artists’ work has been seen in public since the 1950s. A most welcome rediscovery of their work.

Featured in the Insiders Outsiders Festival
14 September 2019 to 13 April 2020

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Introduction to the Exhibition by Hephzibah Yohannan