Help us save the Bloomsbury paintings at Berwick

Vanessa Bell Angel Gabriel Annunciation Skecth Study

 Upcoming Event: The Bloomsbury Group at Berwick Church

An exploration of the Bloomsbury paintings in Berwick Church through image, music and word

Following the very successful launch of the Conservation Project at Berwick Church at the Royal Institution in London which featured the dramatised and illustrated story of the Bloomsbury paintings at Berwick, the event is to be reprised locally at the Towner Gallery. During the evening there will be access to the archive and collection of the preparatory paintings at the Towner.

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"The remarkable decorative scheme in Berwick Church is of national and even international importance."
Sir Nicholas Serota
Chair, Arts Council England, former Director of Tate


The Bloomsbury paintings in Berwick Church are an unique and complete example of the decoration of the interior of a Grade I listed parish church in the UK by 20th century artists, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, and Quentin Bell.

Visit our rural, parish church in the picturesque village of Berwick, near Lewes in Sussex, to experience these remarkable paintings in our beautiful setting.

Support our campaign to conserve, protect, and widen understanding and enjoyment of the largest paintings by the Bloomsbury artists, and celebrate the relationship between faith and the arts.

Why do we need to conserve the paintings?

The paintings are showing signs of damage with paint beginning to flake away. Find out more about why we need to take action now...

Saving Berwick

We have raised over £200,000 and have submitted our Round 2 Heritage Lottery Fund application. We await the result.

Volunteer at Berwick Church

We rely on volunteers to keep the church doors open, welcome visitors to understand and experience the Bloomsbury paintings.

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