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Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat
From 17 September 2015
The Courtauld Gallery, North Wing
In 1959 Bridget Riley painted a copy of Georges Seurat’s Bridge at Courbevoie, one of the highlights of The Courtauld Gallery. This experience represented a significant breakthrough for Riley, offering her a new understanding of colour and perception. This seminal moment of artistic discovery is the springboard for this special display.
Learning & Events
Take to the water with Learning this month as we immerse ourselves in special themed tours and workshops as part of the Thames Festival. Jam in a curator’s tour or a Twitter Q&A if you’re a fan of the band, or take a turn around our splendid site with tours for Open House weekend.
The Macmillan De’Longhi Arts Programme: SHARED
10 – 13 September 2015
West Wing Galleries, West Wing
SHARED revolutionises the basic principle of art collecting by inviting artists to create works that will be broken down into components and sold in parts. This exhibition provides collectors with the rare opportunity to buy an element of a single major artwork. In support of Macmillan’s Not Alone campaign.
Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens' restaurant uses the very best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, serving British favourites and comfort food classics, daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Highlights include Seven Hour Confit Lamb and Dover Sole on the bone. Desserts include Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fondant and Eton Mess.
From our friends at BAFTA
BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum: Children’s Writers
Saturday 12 September 2015, 16:30
At this special showcase of emerging children’s writers, industry guests – including screenwriter Diane Whitley (House of Anubis, World’s End, Evermoor) and Executive Producer Lucy Martin (The Dumping Ground, Wolfblood) – will be critiquing three scripts performed live by professional actors. Supported by The London Book Fair.
From our friends at The Photographers' Gallery
Girls Rule the World
Monday 14 September 2015, 19.00
A Guardian Live discussion linked to the current music and photography exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery explores where power lies in music imagery today. With Ekow Eshun, Miranda Sawyer, Little Boots plus other special guests.