TALK & SUPPER: with Danish Artists Henrik Vibskov & Malene Hartmann Rasmussen


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Wednesday 24 April, 6:30pm  Bookings

Denmark is at the cutting edge when it comes to design, innovation and creativity. On Wednesday 24 April we invite you to join us for a celebration of Danish art and culture in our ever-popular 3×15 talk format. Guests include fashion designer Henrik Vibskov as he prepares to headline our fashion show, also friend and ceramic artist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen.

There is the opportunity to join us for supper in our Mess Restaurant afterwards.

In collaboration with the Danish Embassy in London.

TALK & SUPPER: with Landscape Painter David Tress


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Friday 10 May, 6:30pm  Bookings

Following his sell-out London show at our Cork Street gallery, painter David Tress joins us in Wiltshire for one of our popular talk and supper evenings. David applies his signature expressionist style to his local landscapes in Pembrokeshire which have remained a core subject. He also paints regularly in other parts of Britain and Europe, particularly the west of Scotland and the Tarn area of the South of France as well as a series based in Wiltshire which we are currently being shown in the Long Gallery.

Widely regarded as one of Britain’s most inventive landscape painters, Tress moves beyond a landscape’s immediate appearance and evokes a state of mind: a sense of self in relation to place, its primordial history, and the wild, cyclical rhythms of the seasons and elements. Expressing a visceral response, his paintings thus establish a dialogue between topography and abstraction.

This expressionist aspect is heightened by Tress’s almost sculptural images. Realised on thick handmade papers that he alternately tears, layers, scores and scrapes, his paintings enact landscape’s transformation through perception, memory and emotion. They also access elemental truths, suggesting erosion and the impact of wind and weather.

Born in Wembley in 1955, Tress studied first at Harrow College of Art, and later at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham. While he was at Trent, he became involved with experiments in conceptual and performance art but later, came to question the assumptions of modernism. His rejection of modernism was, however, not so much a return to the beginning, as a rite of passage, which has brought to his landscape and figurative painting some aspects of abstraction retained from his earlier work.

SUPPER CLUB: Friday Night Lates


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Fridays 5, 12 and 19 April  Bookings

Introducing our regular Friday night one table supper clubs, a dining experience on one long table in the Long Gallery. So grab a drink from the bar, browse around the latest exhibition then sit down to a delicious supper. The evening will be a social event with likeminded people interested in the arts over a set three course supper designed by our new evening chef Ana Ortíz.

Ana completed her chef training in London but her heart is wood fired cooking inspired by her South America roots. Her ethos is to use only the very best seasonal ingredients from local suppliers to create vibrant, fresh dishes.

Places are by reservation only for our evening suppers.

TALK & SUPPER: Henry Lamb – Painter and Polymath by Primrose Campbell


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Friday 22 March, 6:30pm  Bookings

Primrose Campbell outlines the turbulent life of her grandfather, the artist HenryLamb.  It stretched from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth, violently broken by two world wars. He rebelled from the world of his youth among Manchester dons, moved through bohemian pre-1914 Chelsea, Paris and the wilds of western Ireland, to settled family life in Coombe Bisset, where he lived and painted for over 30 years.
Lamb was an intimate of Lytton Strachey, of Augustus John and Stanley Spencer, and ofthe grand eccentric hostess and patroness Ottoline Morrell. As a doctor-soldier he won an MC in Macedonia and at the end of his career he was a Royal Academician.

All proceeds in aid of 

Tickets available at £10 and £15 to include entry into raffle to become the owner of a Henry Lamb drawing selected from the Artist’s Estate, a framed and mounted study of Valentine (the artist’s son) sleeping.

Join us for our popular Supper Club in the Mess Restaurant after Primrose’s talk. There will be a set menu devised by our events chef Ana Ortíz inspired by Middle East flavours.

Menu:

Roasted beetroot, walnut dip, feta cheese & flatbread
Slow roast shoulder of lamb with rosemary and preserved lemons
Couscous, grilled aubergine, peppers, onions salad
Roasted broccoli, garlic & chilli infused oil
Harissa roasted carrots
Meringue, rhubarb & pistachio mess

 

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TALK & SUPPER CLUB: Ashley Gray from Gray M.C.A.


Wednesday 27 March  Bookings

Material: Textile is being curated in collaboration with Gray M.C.A. the gallery and collectors of post-war textiles and fashion illustrations. Gray M.C.A source rare and unique works made by artists including pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson.

Join us to hear Ashley Gray talk about collecting textiles and the option of joining him and other guests for supper afterwards in our Mess Restaurant.

“Ashley Gray of Gray MCA’s 2016 BADA Lecture “The Post War Textile Visionaries of Modern Art” was a tour de force! His vivid depiction of the importance of the 1950’s & 60’s commissions from Edinburgh Weavers and Ascher from the giants of Modernism was a revelation.”
Marco Forgione, Chief Executive, BADA