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September – November 2018

Sep
17
Mon
2018
Arty Babies (0-9 months)
Sep 17 – Dec 10 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge

ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY.

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (17 September -22 October) 6 Weeks, £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (5 November – 10 December) 6 Weeks, £60

TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (17 September – 10 December) 12 weeks, excluding 29 October, £120

 

 

Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED
Sep 17 – Dec 10 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom

MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON
Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 17 SEP– MON 22 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60 FULLY BOOKED
TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 5 NOV – MON 10 DEC) 6 WEEKS, £60  FULLY BOOKED

 

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED
Sep 18 – Dec 11 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom

TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON
Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 18 SEP – TUES 23 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60 FULLY BOOKED
TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 6 NOV – TUES 11 DEC), 6 WEEKS £60 FULLY BOOKED

 

Sep
21
Fri
2018
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED
Sep 21 – Dec 14 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge

FRIDAYS 1- 2.30PM

Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 26 OCT, 6 WEEKS) £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 NOV– FRI 14 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED

Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED
Sep 21 – Dec 14 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom

FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON

Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 26 OCT, 6 WEEKS) £60 FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 NOV– FRI 14 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 14 DEC, 12 WEEKS) £120 FULLY BOOKED

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Gainsborough and the Theatre
Oct 5 – Jan 20 all-day
Gainsborough and the Theatre

By bringing together some of Thomas Gainsborough’s finest portraits of his friends in the theatre, this exhibition will create a conversation between the leading actors, managers, musicians, playwrights, designers, dancers and critics of the 1760s-80s.  Gainsborough & the Theatre explores themes of celebrity, naturalism, performance and friendship through some of the most touching likenesses by ‘the most faithful disciple of Nature that ever painted’.

Bringing together some of Gainsborough’s finest portraits of leading actors, managers, musicians, playwrights, designers, dancers and critics of the 1760s-80s, this exhibition will explore themes of celebrity, naturalism, performance and friendship.

Gainsborough and the Theatre will include 37 objects, including 15 oil portraits by Gainsborough, works on paper (including satires, views of theatres and playbills) and ephemera from public and private collections across the UK.

Following the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, theatre became an increasingly popular pastime, with existing playhouses enlarged and others newly commissioned throughout London and the provinces – particularly in Bath, where the Holburne Museum is located. In 1759, 32-year old Gainsborough arrived in Bath, accompanied by his wife and two daughters. Having already garnered a reputation as a skilled portraitist, he soon found a keen clientele among Bath’s fashionable (and well-off) visitors.

Gainsborough’s arrival in the West Country coincided with the rising wealth and social status of leading actors, such as James Quin and David Garrick, both of whom he painted. His friendship with the pair opened more doors for him, both in Bath and then later in London. The two actors also enabled Gainsborough to explore naturalism in portraiture, just as they and their contemporaries were turning to less artificial forms of performance in theatre, music and dance.

DON’T MISS
A Shakespeare Masterclass with Mark McGann
An engaging lunchtime talk with Susan Sloman
Portrait drawing with Saied Dai
A Very Georgian Soiree

There’s an admission charge to visit the Holburne’s collection, displays and exhibitions on the first and second floor galleries.
£12.50 / £7 (includes donation)

Principal Exhibition Sponsor
Bath Spa University

Supported by:
Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel

Supported by a Publications Grant from the
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Paint Partner
Farrow and Ball

Nov
2
Fri
2018
Rodin rethinking the fragment
Nov 2 – Jan 27 all-day
Rodin rethinking the fragment @ The Holburne Museum

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a collector and lover of the antique, and his sculpture was influenced by his admiration for classical art. Alongside works from the British Museum and the Holburne’s own collection, this display will show The Thinker alongside historic works to reveal the importance of the fragment in creating Rodin’s modern sculptures.

A British Museum Partnership Spotlight Loan.

Don’t Miss our related events:
Rendez-vous with Rodin Curators’ Talks 3 November
Poetry Workshop with Philip Gross 17 November
Sculpting the Body workshop with Sue Larner 19 January 2019

 Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, 1880-81, The Burrell Collection © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, 1880-81, The Burrell Collection © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Visiting Masterpiece by Hockney
Nov 2 – Jan 27 all-day
Visiting Masterpiece by Hockney @ The Holburne Museum

One of the nation’s most loved paintings, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy is also one of the great portraits of British art. The image speaks powerfully to the eighteenth-century conversation pieces in the Holburne’s own collection as well as to the portraits of singers, dancers and actors in Gainsborough & the Theatre.

Related events:
A lunchtime talk with the Holburne’s Director, Chris Stephens, exploring portraiture in Hockney’s career.
A screening of A Bigger Splash, the ground-breaking biopic of Hockney’s career.

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Mirror Mirror
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Mirror Mirror @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy a rigorous portrait-drawing class with renowned artist, Saied Dai. Inspired by Gainsborough & the Theatre this workshop is designed for those looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation in drawing for a lifetime of creative practice. View Gainsborough’s naturalistic portraits and work from a life model (and fellow students) to hone your drawing skills.

Please bring an A2-size cartridge paper pad, a selection of pencils and charcoal or Conte crayons, eraser, ruler and any other basic drawing instruments of choice.

Rendez-vous with Rodin
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rendez-vous with Rodin @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy two talks for the price of one as we celebrate our exciting new display, Rodin: Rethinking the Fragment.

Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker: Revolutionizing Modern Art

It is hard to believe that Rodin’s most famous sculpture,The Thinker, began life as a fragmentary form in his larger work,The Gates of Hell. Curator of Rodin: rethinking the fragment, Barbara Vujanović, will discuss the meanings and history of The Thinker, from its classical sources of inspiration to its widely known status as a representation of thinkers and philosophers.

Auguste Rodin, William Burrell, and Scotland

In 1944, Sir William Burrell donated 9000 objects to the city of Glasgow. Included in this collection was one of the largest groups of works by Auguste Rodin outside of France. Join Pippa Stephenson as she explores Burrell’s interest in the sculptor, placing his taste for Rodin alongside other objects in his collection, and hear how Burrell’s appetite for Rodin fitted within the wider Scottish reception of the artist.

Speakers’ Biographies:

Barbara Vujanović is Senior Curator at the Ivan Meštrović Museum Croatia. In 2015, she co-curated the retrospective of Rodin’s work at the Art Pavilion in Zagreb and, as a result of her participation in the British Museum’s International Training Programme in 2016, she was invited to curate Rodin: rethinking the fragment. She is currently undertaking her doctoral dissertation at Zagreb University on the classical elements in the work of Ivan Meštrović.

Prior to joining Glasgow Museum in 2013, Pippa Stephenson was one of the first Curatorial Trainees for the National Gallery, London. Her research interests range from Frans Hals to Salvador Dali, and projects include investigating El Greco and 16th century Spanish Court portraiture with Glasgow University and the Prado, Madrid.