Art group Alice in Hackneyland draws on 300 years of history of the Octagon room establishing an artistic dialogue between Baroque and contemporary art to create a mesmerising, immersive, sculptural tableau through use of colour and illusion.
13 February - 18 September 2021
Discover the fascinating story of the King's Observatory, a hub for scientific research in Richmond for over 200 years. Explore the legacy of this amazing building and learn about the impact it had on the science we use today, from astronomy to timekeeping to predicting the weather!
Available online from 13 February 2021!
An expert on the paint and colours of the past four centuries, Patrick Baty works with homeowners, estates, museums, public bodies and institutions, to reinstate interiors of the past, or to create a scheme sympathetic with the aims of a space and its current and future use.
In this online talk, Patrick explains how he combines the skills of an historian, detective and analyst to ...
- Saint Saens: Dance Macabre
- Liszt Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
- Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
May Morris, the subject of Emery Walker's House's next online talk, may have been overshadowed for many years by her famous father William, but recently she has stepped into the limelight and been acknowledged as an outstanding artist in her own right.
A Hammersmith resident from 1878 to 1920s, she was a lecturer, writer, editor, accomplished designer and jeweller, but it is her...
Discover the fascinating story of the King's Observatory, a hub for scientific research in Richmond for over 200 years. In this online talk, the Museum Team will guide you through the new exhibition, the legacy of this amazing building and the impact it had on the science we use today, from astronomy to timekeeping to predicting the weather!
Another evening of opera arias performed live with mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries accompanied by Ashley Beauchamp (Royal Opera House).
There's a short Q&A at the end, a chance to meet the performers - a rare treat!
- MOZART - Voi che sapete (Le Nozze do Figaro)
- BELLINI - Se Romeo (I Capuleti e I Montecchi)
- STRAUSS JNR - ...
If the four walls of your home are starting to feel a little too familiar during these uncertain times, then why not escape on a virtual tour of Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society's annual exhibition which is running on-line from Thursday 1 April until Thursday 20 May 2021.
You'll be able to immerse yourself in some stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and some ...
From 1827, the year after he sold Sandycombe Lodge, Turner visited Petworth House in West Sussex on an annual basis for the next ten years. There remain twenty paintings by Turner at Petworth, which is the largest collection of his oils outside Tate Britain. This talk explores the artist's relationship with one of his favourite places, described by Turner's contemporary John Constable as "that house of art".
Franny Moyle looks at Turner's interest in scale, his 'all seeing eye', and how this relates to his world view. Taking a number of paintings executed during the 'Sandycombe Years' she will invite those joining the talk to look again at Turner's work, to consider how he uses scale to express sublime beauty, what there is to discover in looking closely at the detail of his work, and how this may relate to his own spiritual beliefs.
For the great landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, the river Thames provided him with a huge source of inspiration, from his childhood in the early 1780s to the end of his life in 1851. He was particularly enthralled by the Arcadian stretch of the river as it winds past Richmond and Twickenham, where he chose to build his retreat, Sandycombe Lodge.
Understanding the Fine Print: Turner's Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England
This talk discussed the background and circumstances of the project, particularly focusing on the techniques and skill of Turner and his printmakers, as well as revealing the highs and lows of their professional collaborations.