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Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith

May 12
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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

May 12
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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 Auctions – Interiors, Homes & Antiques

May 13
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This sale offers a range of modern, mid-century and antique furniture and furnishings for the home and garden and provides the perfect alternative to high street shopping, especially for those looking for interior design inspiration or simply that unique piece for your home. The sale features a wide range of lifestyle categories including jewellery and watches, ceramics, glass, British and European works of art, sculpture, rugs and other collectables, all with accessible estimates. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject…

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…

Chiswick House: Bring Into Being art exhibition

May 27October 31

Bring Into Being is an experimental programme of art commissions, events and workshops marking a new chapter for Chiswick House and Gardens.  Presenting three site-specific artworks by Peter Adjaye, Jaimini Patel and Turner Prize winning Mark Wallinger, alongside workshops and events, Bring Into Being  'responds to the many incarnations of Chiswick House and tests the future possibilities of our Grade 1 listed site'. Chiswick House Trust is looking to widen the scope and the appeal of the House and Gradens, to attract more visitors, and to encourage existing visitors to use the park…

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Workshops at Chiswick House – Stitching Circle: Slow Stitching Sashiko Workshop (Sold Out)

May 29 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm BST

Sashiko meaning ‘little stab’ is the Japanese art of stitching beautiful patterns using running stitch. Often used to add strength, texture and warmth to old garments, Sashiko has become synonymous with complex repeating patterns and precise stitching. Join Yiran Duan and learn how this meditative handicraft plays an important role in Chinese communities as a mechanism that supports mental health and social connections.All materials are provided. Please note: This event has currently sold out, but tickets may become available at…

Workshops at Chiswick House – Conciousness Lab: The Beautiful and The Wild

May 29 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm BST
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One event on May 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Join artist Ansuman Biswas and astrophysicist Dr. Chamkaur Ghag for a series of physical experiments and contemplative exercises in the gardens to discern the line between nature and artifice both in the external world and within our own minds. Compare the tools of the architect, the gardener, and the physicist, with the instrumentation available to all of us who have human bodies. Please note, walking around the grounds is part of this workshop. This event will take place in two…

Workshops at Chiswick House – Inspired by nature: Indigo Bai Shibori Workshop (Sold Out)

May 29 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm BST

Indigo dye as the ancient natural dye method has been practice for thousands of years. The Bai ethnic minority in Yunnan, China has a traditional textile technique that combines indigo dye with stitch resist shibori, which uses the stitch to create areas that resist the indigo dye. As a result, patterns are created that reference and are inspired by the nature in Southwestern China. Join Yiran Duran to learn four different stitches and experiment with the magic of indigo dye.…

Workshops at Chiswick House – Reframe your perspective: Photography workshop

May 30 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm BST
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One event on May 30, 2021 at 11:30 am

One event on May 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  Join Jasprit Singh for a photography workshop where participants will reflect on how perspective is alerted when something comes between you and your surroundings. Set in the grounds of Chiswick House, you will experiment with taking photographs of architecture and nature. In the event of bad weather, the session will focus on how to photograph objects and people. Each participant will leave the session with a printed, mounted image they have taken that day. No prior experience of photography…

Chiswick Auctions – Chinese Art: 100 Stories

June 1

After 25 years in the auction business, Chiswick Auctions has seen thousands of objects consigned and sold in their Saleroom. For their Specialists, some of the most memorable items are those with interesting provenance or items consigned by unassuming clients. From a 50p car boot find which then went on to sell in an excess of £4,000 to a recently broken ‘peach cup’ that was carefully restored and sold for £21,250, their Asian Art Department is rich with stories. To…

Online Embroidery Course with Becky Hogg

June 4 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm BST
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One event on June 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a stunning embroidered strawberry in metal threads with designer Becky Hogg. Organised by the Williamk Morris Society. Please note that this is an online class which takes place over two consecutive weeks: Friday 4 & 11 June 2021. The cost of the class does not include the Strawberry kit; once you have booked the class, please purchase the kit (cost £25 plus postage) directly from Becky Hogg here. Strawberry Thief was first produced in 1883 and was inspired…

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,…

Chiswick Auctions – Urban & Contemporary Art

June 11

Chiswick Auctions's Urban & Contemporary Art Department offers a wide range of original works on canvas and paper, limited editions and sculptures by current all-stars as well as exciting up-and-coming artists to the market. In this sale you will be able to buy and sell works from the urban art scene by artists like Banksy, Invader, Kaws and Shepard Fairey and contemporary art by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Anthony Gormley and Bridget Riley. Prospective clients may bid…

Workshop: Wood Engraving With Peter Lawrence

June 18 @ 11:00 am4:00 pm BST

Come and explore the art of wood engraving with Peter Lawrence, a long term member of the Society of Wood Engravers and William Morris enthusiast. Organised by the William Morris Society. Learn about the history of wood engraving and how Arts & Crafts polymath Morris made use of it for the illustrations in the books he created through the Kelmscott Press. Examine Morris’s books and proof prints, then watch Peter demonstrate how to engrave a block before trying out the…

Online Talk – Emery Walker, Typographer

June 19 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm BST

Image above: Emery Walker Simon Loxley looks at Emery Walker’s contributions to the typographic identities of what were later called ‘the great triumvirate of English private presses’ – the Kelmscott Press, the Doves Press and the Ashendene Press – and beyond. How valid were his ideas, and what was the effect of his influence? Simon Loxley is a graphic designer and writer on design, typography and design history. Tickets Ticket price: £5 Book Tickets: williammorrissociety.org See our Things to do…

Chiswick Auctions – Autographs & Memorabilia

July 7

Offering the only dedicated Autographs & Memorabilia auction in the United Kingdom, our popular sale covers all areas of history, music and film culture. We are known for providing a variety of collectables relating to prominent figures and historic events such as Winston Churchill, David Bowie and Queen Elizabeth II. The unique sales offers you the chance to buy and sell items of personal collecting interest or pieces that have shaped our past. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject…

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…

Chiswick Auctions – Modern & Post-War British Art

July 9

Chiswick Auctions's popular Modern & Post-War British Art sales offer a wide range of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, prints and photographs by both established and fresh names of the British art market.  Presenting a variety of works at accessible estimates, the sales are an exciting opportunity for experienced collectors and art lovers alike to engage with the breadth of British artistic output. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by…

Chiswick Auctions – Modern & Post-War British Art

July 9

Chiswick Auctions's popular Modern & Post-War British Art sales offer a wide range of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, prints and photographs by both established and fresh names of the British art market.  Presenting a variety of works at accessible estimates, the sales are an exciting opportunity for experienced collectors and art lovers alike to engage with the breadth of British artistic output. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by…

Chiswick Auctions – Islamic & Indian Paintings: The Dexter Collection Part II

July 16

Islamic & Indian Art sales feature a selection of artworks dating from the 7th century to the 20th century and covers items from the Mediterranean shores through to Southeast Asia and China. The sales offer works on paper such as manuscripts, paintings and drawings, as well as works of conventional craftsmanship such as ceramics, metalwork, textiles, arms & armour, glass, jewellery and lacquer. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding platform, by…

Chiswick Auctions – Islamic & Indian Art

July 16

Chiswick Auctions's Islamic & Indian Art sales feature a selection of artworks dating from the 7th century to the 20th century and covers items from the Mediterranean shores through to Southeast Asia and China. The sales offer works on paper such as manuscripts, paintings and drawings, as well as works of conventional craftsmanship such as ceramics, metalwork, textiles, arms & armour, glass, jewellery and lacquer. Prospective clients may bid in person (subject to capacity), online via Chiswick Auction’s own bidding…

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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