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Museum of Richmond : Capabilty 300

Celebrating the 300th birthday of the father of landscape gardening July 1st to 29th October 2016

The Museum of Richmond is delighted to be taking part in the 'Capability Festival 2016' with a new exhibition and series of events to mark the life and work of the 'father of the landscape garden' Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716 - 83)

The new exhibition 'Capabilty 300' comes to us from Orleans House Gallery and explores Brown's immense contribution to the development of English landscape gardens through text, imagery and objects.

Brown was nicknamed 'Capability' on account of his skill utilising the naturalistic 'capabilities' and potential of the landscape. Capability designed over 260 gardens all over the country, catering largely to the changing tastes of the aristocracy.

Brown had a particularly important impact on our local area, he became Head Gardener of Hampton Court Palace in 1764 and was responsible for designing a number of key gardens such as Syon Park, Garricks Temple, Kew Gardens and Richmond Gardens.

'We are so pleased to be taking part in this national event and are looking forward to exhibiting Brown's great contribution to the local area' Museum of Richmond Curator James Scott

'Capability 300' will be supported by a series of themed events including poetry mornings, talks, arts and crafts workshops and a fun for all family day on 30th August to celebrate Capability's actual birthday!

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Venue

Museum of Richmond

Event Sponsor

Museum of Richmond

Kids OK
Jul-Oct
1-29
   
Lancelot Capability Brown by Nathaniel Dance

Orleans House Gallery : Clive Robinson and Helen Taylor-Robinson: Grave Goods

Like humans, grave goods are corporeal, and like humans they decay and disappear. At the time they are made, they presumably have a use or meaning for the maker, but once they are discarded and become grave goods, they take on meaning only when found. The things we find, therefore, possess a unique potential to evoke something in us who know nothing of their original purpose, and provide us with an opportunity to reflect on their place in our culture.

About the exhibition

This exhibition showcases a selection of things arising from the Robinsons' lifelong involvement in writing and photography, all seemingly having something of the quality of grave goods.

Venue

Stables Gallery

Event Sponsor

Orleans House Gallery

Kids OK
Aug-Oct
11-2
   
grave goods

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall : The Contemporary British Painting Prize

This new competition launches in 2016 and is designed for those who have a love of painting.

About the competition

Open to artists of any age, ability and location, the winner will receive a £2,000 purchase prize of their work which will then enter the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting, a critical essay on their painting by Paul O'Kane (member of the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art and regular contributor to Art Monthly) and a solo exhibition of their work in 2017, curated by CBP.

How to apply

For further information and application forms please visit the Contemporary British Painting website.

Venue

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall

Event Sponsor

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall

Kids OK
Sep-Oct
10-22
   
contemporary british painting prize

Orleans House Gallery : KAOS: Re-Inventing the Selfie

The story of the self-portrait in the pantheon of art history is a long and illustrious one. Rembrandt, Freud, Hockney, Warhol and Perry instantly come to mind.

For the KAOS artists, painting 'the selfie' gives them a deeper understanding of their psychological makeup; and a way to express their internal lives. It provides an opportunity to explore and experiment, have fun and fantasize - creating a 'selfie' as only they can see themselves - surprising, thoughtful, and sometimes provocative.

About the exhibition

A wide variety of works will be exhibited, including drawing and painting, paper sculpture, textiles and ceramics, collage and mixed-media.

Venue

Stables Gallery

Event Sponsor

Orleans House Gallery

Kids OK
Oct-Dec
6-4
   
kaos re inventing the selfie

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall : Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press

In conjunction with the Richmond Literature Festival, this exhibition will celebrate a century since Virginia and Leonard Woolf began publishing in Richmond. Named after the house they moved to in 1915, they established the Hogarth Press in spring 1917, to self-publish and also to provide an important opportunity for writers and artists to showcase their work uncensored and in small print runs.

About the exhibition

Through an exploration of the Hogarth Press, its unique aesthetic and the opportunity it presented for book illustration; contemporary artists will be given the opportunity to respond to Virginia Woolf, the Hogarth Press and its legacy.

Venue

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall

Event Sponsor

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall

Kids OK
Oct-Dec
29-10
   
virginia woolf

Orleans House Gallery : Oui Neun Sprunt and Sarah Hacking-Brian: Lose Your Mind

"I am intrigued by a lady, paralysed from the neck down, on TV news. She feeds herself chocolate using a robotic arm controlled by her thoughts. I decide to explore thoughts, to create a space where thoughts exist."

About the exhibition

Lose Your Mind is an exploratory journey through the mind, culminating in an installation and collaborative video with singer-songwriter Sarah Hacking-Brian, highlighting the everyday struggles of mental illness. The hope is that this artwork will help break the stigma surrounding these illnesses that affect so many with an overriding message of 'You are NOT alone' The work incorporates sumi-e (Japanese ink painting), copper and aluminium leaf, plaster, light, sound design and video, combining to create a rich and highly textural approach.

This project has teamed up with the charity Mind, which will benefit from the proceeds of artwork sales during this run.

Venue

Stables Gallery

Event Sponsor

Orleans House Gallery

Kids OK
Dec-Feb
8-5
   
oui neun lose your mind

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall : Sumiko Okubo: A Poem of the Harvest

Japanese artist Sumiko Okubo is inspired by the natural world, combined with a deep sense of the spiritual. She works not only in woodblock and etching, but also pastel or bronze sculpture. Okubo's art evokes a sense of timeless peace and tranquility. Initially trained in Tokyo followed by studies in London, her traditional Japanese style is imbued with the western influence she absorbed during her time in England. She regularly exhibits her prints and drawings, collectively titled 'Poems of Nature'.

Venue

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall

Event Sponsor

Riverside Gallery at the Old Town Hall

Kids OK
Dec-Feb
17-18
   
sumiko a poem of the harvest