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A painting of two coloured circles side by side on a white background. The left circle is blue, with a small pink star at its centre.  The right circle is pink, with a small blue star at its centre.  A painting of two coloured circles side by side on a white background. The left circle is blue, with a small pink star at its centre.  The right circle is pink, with a small blue star at its centre.

Tess Jaray, Star – Morning & Evening (2021). Courtesy Tess Jaray Studio

Tess Jaray, Star – Morning & Evening (2021). Courtesy Tess Jaray Studio

Tess Jaray: Paintings and Drawings Across 60 Years

Sat 20 July - Sun 13 October 2024

Millennium Gallery

Tess Jaray is one of the most influential British painters of the last century. For over six decades she has continued to explore form and space in abstract painting, governed by an interest in architecture, pattern, repetition and colour.


Inspired by Italian Renaissance and Islamic architecture, Jaray’s work dismantles once recognisable forms, reconstructing and articulating them as pure, abstract shapes. The exhibition presents a number of Jaray’s paintings and drawings selected from the past 60 years accompanied by a selection of her inspirations and influences, illuminating her approach, vision and creative practice.

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Tue–Sat 10am–5pm

Sun 11am–4pm

Millennium Gallery

Arundel Gate

Sheffield

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Painting of a diamond geometric shape composed of radiating black lines on a white background.

Tess Jaray, Vault ‘86 (1986).

Courtesy Tess Jaray Studio

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