CLAY COURSE: Sculpture: Cats in Clay (adults)

Messums Creative

Whole day sculpture course – Cats in clay

Tutor: Finn Bush

Sculpt felines of the mind, from the wild to the noble. Sculpting freely and gaining inspiration from the many wonderful sculpted cats from history explore the world of this agile mysterious creature. Dog lovers also welcome.

£120.00

PERFORMANCE: Greater than Lion

Messums Wiltshire

World premiere of the contemporary dance performance 'Greater than Lion' choreographed by Kennedy Muntanga.
The contemporary dance performance Greater than Lion choreographed by Kennedy Junior Muntanga premieres at Messums Wiltshire in September.

£45

PERFORMANCE: Greater than Lion

Messums Wiltshire

World premiere of the contemporary dance performance ‘Greater than Lion’ choreographed by Kennedy Muntanga.
The contemporary dance performance Greater than Lion choreographed by Kennedy Junior Muntanga premieres at Messums Wiltshire in September.

£45

DANCE WORKSHOPS: with Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre

Messums Wiltshire

Two-hour workshops throughout the day. Aimed at 7 years to adults of any experience.
Following their weekend performances at Messums Wiltshire, the Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre team will host three dance workshops.

Free

CLAY DAY: Glaze and Practice Sessions

Messums Creative

12 September

Day £120, half day £65

Glaze your work from previous courses and use the workshop time for an opportunity to practice your wheel skills.

A technician or tutor will be available for help and advice.

£65 – £120

ONLINE TALK: with Photography Collector & Author David Kogan

Online

Join us for a talk with David Kogan OBE interviewed by our director of photography Dr Julie Bonzon. In this conversation, David Kogan will take us through his journey as a collector, his interest in significant events of modern history and his incredible collection of conflict photography which includes vintage prints by the renowned war photographer Robert Capa.

Free

ONLINE PREVIEW: Tom Robinson ‘Red Day’

Online

Join artist Tom Robinson for an online preview of his inaugural exhibition at Messums Wiltshire.
Tom Robinson grew up in Dorset and trained at The Royal Drawing School in London. He moved from London to Jersey before settling in Norfolk where he now lives and works.

Free

EXHIBITION PREVIEW: Tom Robinson ‘Red Day’

Messums Wiltshire

Join us online or come along to the Long Gallery for the preview of Tom Robinson's exhibition 'Red Day'.

6pm online preview
6:30pm gallery preview (in person) Followed by supper from 7pm, book separately here

Tom starts a painting with a one-dimensional idea of colour and form and gradually establishes a structure and colour key, describing his work as ‘reaching for something hovering behind the surface of the drawings’. The paint is applied thickly, soaking brushes in pots of paint rather than a palette. Then reworking the paint, scraping it back with chisels or small planes of wood.

£10.00

TALK & TOUR: with Artist Tom Robinson

Messums Wiltshire

Join us in the Long Gallery with the artist Tom Robinson as he introduces his new exhibition 'Red Day' at Messums Wiltshire.

Tom starts with a one-dimensional idea of colour and form and gradually establishes a structure and colour key, describing his work as ‘reaching for something hovering behind the surface: the meta image. The paint is applied thickly, soaking brushes in pots of paint rather than a palette. Then reworking the paint, scraping it back with chisels or small planes of wood planes.

It can take over a year to finish a painting and Robinson places great importance on time for contemplation.

Tom Robinson grew up in Dorset and trained at The Royal Drawing School in London. He moved from London to Jersey before settling in Norfolk where he now lives and works.

£10.00

CLAY COURSE: Throwing Days (Beginners & Improvers)

Messums Creative

Throwing Days – introduction and improve sessions

Dates: 18 and 19 September – £120 each day
Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Tutor: Polly Cazalet

This course led by one of our expert pottery tutors is an ideal opportunity to spend the day getting familiar with throwing on the potter’s wheel or improve your existing skills. If you book both days you can throw your pots on Saturday and come to turn and attach handles the following day.

£120.00

TALKS: In the Nature of Materials – Discussions on Architecture

Messums Wiltshire

Join us in the barn gallery for a day of talks on the nature of materials within contemporary architectural practice.
We will be joined by some of the leading minds and innovators within architecture as they discuss how we can better use resources and learn from our natural environment to find solutions to some of the problems affecting building, design and the environment.

£25