Activities at the Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museums - April 2012
EXHIBITIONS AND DISPLAYS
Dreams of Here
New work by Julian Bell, Tom Hammick and Andrzej Jackowski
Continues to 10 June 2012 (Closed 23 to 27 April)
BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Enjoy this beautiful exhibition of new work by three nationally recognised contemporary painters and printmakers, each with a strong connection to Sussex. ‘Here’ ranges from Sussex landscapes to interior spaces, and from vibrant colours to echoing empty rooms. Bell, Hammick and Jackowski all paint and draw figurative images, each with his own distinctive style.
Julian Bell brings the eye of the old-fashioned realist painter to his contemporary surroundings, taking as his subject ordinary objects and everyday narratives – from a rubbish tip to a rock concert.
Accomplished colourist Tom Hammick creates brightly patterned paintings depicting modern-day life, reflecting on a lost rural simplicity or the clutter of the contemporary.
Andrzej Jackowski draws the spectator to dream-like shadowy interior spaces. He displays The Voyage, a one-off installation comprising 60 unframed drawings pinned to the walls.
Together the work of these artists takes the viewer on a journey of the imagination, from a place of literal description to the landscapes of subconscious worlds.
My Favourite Toy
Continues to 6 November 2012
HOVE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Everyone has a favourite toy. They inspire our imaginations, our play, and help us as we grow. In later years, they hold cherished memories and make us nostalgic for times gone by. Whether it’s a teddy, dolls house or a transforming car, this exhibition celebrates toys of all kinds, from across the eras.
On display are toys from Hove Museum’s very own Wizard’s Attic along with some popular favourites, and others that have not been loved for some time.
Children and young people from Brighton & Hove have helped create exciting displays of their own favourite toys, celebrating our shared affection for these familiar friends.
Charlotte, the Forgotten Princess
10 March 2012 to 10 March 2013
ROYAL PAVILION - THE PRINCE REGENT GALLERY
Admission payable, members free
An exhibition devoted to the short life and tragic death of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales. The only daughter of George, Prince of Wales (later George IV) and Princess Caroline of Brunswick, Charlotte was a feisty and headstrong child, who became very popular with the public, in stark contrast to her father.
Charlotte married in 1816, but then tragically died the following year shortly after giving birth, aged only 21. Her sudden death sent shockwaves across the country and the public outpouring of grief was exceeded in English history only by that following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Referred to by contemporaries as the ‘Daughter of England’, Charlotte would have become queen had she outlived her father and grandfather – and Queen Victoria would probably not have succeeded to the throne.
For the first time in a generation, the Royal Pavilion & Museums’ extensive collection of paintings, ceramics and drawings relating to the princess is on display, alongside dresses belonging to Charlotte and loans from museums and private collections.
Exhibition is free with Royal Pavilion admission fee -
Adult £10, child (5-15 years) £5.70, concession £8
B&H resident (with proof of address) £5
SMALL DISPLAYS AT BRIGHTON MUSEUM
Free admission to all displays
Robert Goff: An Etcher in the Wake of Whistler
Continues to 29 April
PRINTS & DRAWINGS GALLERY
(closed 23 to 27 April)
A rare opportunity to see works by the Hove-based etcher Robert Goff (1837-1922). 50 works, including etchings of Brighton and Sussex, are on display.
SMALL DISPLAYS AT HOVE MUSEUM
Free admission to all displays
The Five Senses: Paintings from the Fine Art collection
Continues to 1 June 2012
FINE ART GALLERY
The Five Senses is a family-friendly display that explores the variety of ways sensory experiences are portrayed in the visual arts. The display is based on works from the Fine Art collection and is accompanied by interactive materials.
Published 17th March 2012
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