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MARGARET MELLIS – PIONEER AND MENTOR

MARGARET MELLIS – PIONEER AND MENTOR

We are showing four works by the late Margaret Mellis at our Houghton Hall Pop-Up event this year. She concluded a productive artistic career based in Suffolk, where she brought order to chaos in her playful assemblages. Before her death in 2009, Damien Hirst, an early admirer of her work remarked in 2001, “Why hasn’t someone noticed Margaret Mellis’ contribution to British art?” On this evidence it is time the British art establishment addressed his challenge.

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