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Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith

April 23
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Riverside trail taking in the homes of some of the leading lights of the Arts & Crafts movement. The riverside at Hammersmith was an important hub for the Arts & Crafts movement. Arts & Crafts Hammersmith launched the trail along the River Thames in June 2019 so you can follow in the footsteps of poet, novelist, designer and socialist William Morris and his great friend Emery Walker, the founder of the Doves Press. This is a walk that you can…

Art & Artists, Chiswick walking trail

April 23
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Image above: Jan Pienkowski's image of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Chiswick Chiswick has been home to several very famous artists over the centuries. When Karen Liebreich and Sarah Cruz of Abundance London created the the Chiswick Timeline mural under the railway bridge at Turnham Green Terrace in 2017, they included images of paintings by some of the area's best known artists. At the same time they launched a map of 19 sites of artistic interest, including Johan Zoffany’s house…

Chiswick Pier Trust – Old Father Thames live webinar

April 27 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm BST

Old Father Thames live webinar by fine art photographer Julia Fullerton- Batten Fine art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten talks about the inspiration behind her complex and evocative pictures of the Thames. In the Old Father Thames project, historical, cultural and traditional events provide both an imaginative springboard and a distinctive visual ‘voice’ for her haunting images. Julia will discuss how she creates her images from inspiration to technical execution, and what they say about her own experience of shooting on the…

The Arts Society Chiswick – Bauhaus online lecture

May 13 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm BST

Bauhaus: Idea & reality - Gavin Plumley Founded in 1919 in Weimar, the Bauhaus was a progressive art school. Under the directorship of architect Walter Gropius, its students studied a broad range of artistic disciplines. The Bauhaus lasted for a 14-year period, with bases in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, and during that time it not only came to typify an age but also dictate matters of style for decades to come, through its art, architecture and design. This talk looks…

The Arts Society Chiswick – Stravinsky online lecture

June 10 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm BST

Shaken by Earthquake: Igor Stravinsky, the Ballet Russes and the astonishing 1913 première of the Rite of Spring - Sandy Burnett The story of one of the greatest creative collaborations of all: Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, whose team of dancers, choreographers, and costume and set designers transformed expectations of what a night in the theatre could be, and the circumstances behind its most notorious stage work of all. Sandy examines the build-up to the Rite of Spring’s première in Paris,…

The Arts Society Chiswick – Soviet Central Asian Mosaics lecture

July 8 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm BST

Cosmonauts & Cotton Pickers - Soviet Central Asian Mosaics and the use of public art as propaganda - Chris Alexander This lecture explores the birth of the Soviet mosaic from its roots in Islamic mosaics and Communist propagandist posters through to the question of preservation in post-Soviet Central Asia. We explore why Soviet thinking was so keen to bring art out of galleries and into public spaces, and how, in an era when Socialist Realism was the only permitted artistic…

The Arts Society Chiswick – contemporary sculpture and the public space lecture

September 16 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm BST

Fresh Encounters: contemporary sculpture and the public space - Anna Moszynska The role of sculpture has changed substantially in recent times. Anna Moszynska looks at how the concept of monument and memorial, familiar since classical antiquity, has shifted towards other concerns. Sculpture now plays a vitally important role in terms of site in the city. The idea of the sculpture park came into being in Britain in the mid-20th century, thanks to the efforts of Sir Henry Moore, and has…

The Arts Society Chiswick – Cleopatra lecture

October 14 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm BST

Cleopatra - images of a dream woman - Lucy Hughes-Hallett Cleopatra, the woman for whose love’s sake Antony is imagined to have given up the chance to rule the Roman world, has been inspiring painters, poets and (more recently) film-makers for over two millennia. Their gorgeously voluptuous depictions of her offer insights into changing concepts of beauty, and into the racial and sexual assumptions underlying them. Showing images ranging from Roman portrait busts, through medieval illuminations, the glorious works of…

The Arts Society Chiswick – Grayson Perry lecture

November 11 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm GMT

Pots & Frocks – the world of Grayson Perry from Essex Punk Potter to Superstar National Treasure - Ian Swankie Widely known for his outlandish appearances dressed as his feminine alter ego, Claire, Grayson Perry is now a core part of the art establishment, a Turner Prize winner, Royal Academician, popular broadcaster and colourful character. He’s possibly one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists. His works of ceramics, textiles, tapestries and prints are highly sought after. Often controversial, he tackles…

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