Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection and experience our beautiful exhibition Tapestry: Here and Now. And don’t forget to enjoy a cocktail in the Café and admission to Tapestry: Here and Now for just £10.
The Evening Lecture Creative Process and Progress with Candace Bahouth will also happen on the evening
Our next Holburne Up Late will take place on Friday 29 September. This is your last chance to see the exhibition Tapestry: Here & Now as we enter the final weekend of the show.
Artist Candace Bahouth, designer at the iconic Erhman Tapestries for over 25 years presents a lively, illustrated lecture exploring the development of her work over her career. Candace will describe how a love of woven tapestry inspired her own strikingly original hand-woven designs, bold both in subject matter and colour palette, before she moved into translating her ideas into needlepoint as a designer for Erhman Tapestries. Candace will reflect on the differences and similarities of woven tapestry and needlepoint, and what her latest artistic development into mosaics has in common with both these textile art forms.
A number of Candace Bahouth’s woven tapestries belong in the V&A’s collection, and she has exhibited in numerous shows , in London and nationally, including a solo show at the American Museum and has her second show with Kaffe Fassett at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, in May 2018.
The lecture coincides with one of the Museum’s Up Late events, when the museum’s collection, special exhibition Tapestry: Here & Now, and café are all open until 9pm. This means that attendees can relax and unwind in the café both before and after the lecture, and visit our stunning textile exhibition Tapestry: Here & Now.
Have fun learning how to design and create a simple mosaic tile, taking inspiration from the beautiful patterns and colours in our decorative arts collection. All materials are included and mosaics can be taken home on the day. Feel free to bring your own fragments of pottery to personalise your mosaic.
Due to drying times, the session will include a demonstration on grouting so that tiles can be finished at home (full instructions and grout will be provided).
Suitable for children over 5 years; all children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Maximum 2 children per adult. Maximum 25 places
Let us dream! It is the hour…This recital brings together songs from across the centuries that are reflections on the power of reverie and the nature of dreams. From Handel’s salutation to Morpheus the god of sleep, through the late romantic fantasies of Liszt, Strauss and Hahn, to the silver screen glamour of nights with Ivor Novello and Cole Porter, the music will celebrate our fascination with dreaming and the resurrection of the morning. This recital is presented by Wells based soprano Catherine Greenwell, fellow of Trinity College, London for music performance and Michael Cockerham, former director of music at the Royal High School in Bath and current Trinity College examiner and chairman of the RSCM Bristol and Swindon area.
Desmond Shawe-Taylor will discuss one of the most significant commissions of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s career, depicting the heroes and monarchs responsible for the overthrow of Napoleon and the diplomats who rebuilt Europe in his wake. Beginning before the Battle of Waterloo in 1814, and ending with the death of Lawrence and George IV in 1830, the commission of portraits for the Waterloo Chamber captures three extraordinary, parallel lives, of Napoleon, George IV, and Thomas Lawrence.
Desmond Shawe-Taylor has been the Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures since 2005, prior to which he was Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery. He is currently working on an exhibition of Charles I’s art collection, due to open at the Royal Academy in 2018. He is a Trustee of the Holburne Museum.
Garden Café open 6-7pm