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Margaret Mellis a Life in Colour

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Jules Hussey

Synopsis

Margaret Mellis’s career has encompassed some of the major movements of 20th Century British art. St. Ives neighbours Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo saw her talent and potential but history has relegated her to the sidelines.
 
A dedicated abstract painter and superb colourist Margaret produced a unique body of work during her later life in Suffolk. Her true legacy has yet to be fully realised.
 
Using recordings from Artists’ Lives (British Library Sound Archive) the film is told entirely in Margaret’s own words, with her writings and diary entries read by Susannah York.
 
Margaret Mellis a life in colour puts Margaret’s work centre place, a visual feast of texture, shape and colour.
 
Margaret Mellis 1914-2009

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
65 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Sue Giovanni
Producer
Jules Hussey
Editor
Sue Giovanni
Sound
Barnaby Templer
Music
Andrew Lovett
Principal Cast
Voice of Susannah York
Camera
John Christie, Sue Giovanni

Production Company

40 and a half productions
PO Box 53639
London SE5 5EH
UK

F +44 (0)870 622 0345

info@fortyandahalf.com
http://www.margaretmellis.com

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Jules Hussey

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