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A Warwickshire Miscellany: Ravilious, Marx, Piper & more.
Stratford/Compton Verney
02/06/2018 - 02/06/2018

A Warwickshire Miscellany: Ravilious, Marx, Piper & more. - Stratford/Compton Verney

Saturday 2nd June 2018 - 10.30am to 5pm led by Alan Powers

By lucky coincidence, two major touring exhibitions have landed within reach of each other this summer at Compton Verney (Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, first shown at The Towner, Eastbourne) and Warwick University’s Mead Gallery (John Piper, formerly shown at Tate Liverpool). As an extra, we shall visit the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford (Scott, Chesterton & Shepherd, 1932, with original artwork by Eric Kennington and Gertrude Hermes, plus later additions by Michael Reardon and Bennetts Associates). Compton Verney has other work on display in the Kalman Folk Art and Marx-Lambert Popular Art collections, recently redisplayed in the attics, plus Created in Conflict: British Soldier Art from the Crimean War to Today. At Warwick, there is the opportunity to see part of the campus by Yorke Rosenberg Mardall, with sculptures and paintings chosen by Eugene Rosenberg. The tour is led by Alan Powers, author of books on Ravilious and Enid Marx, and Sarah Shalgosky, curator of the University of Warwick collections, will guide us there. Bus transfers between all stops are included, starting and finishing at Coventry station.

Meet: 10.00am, Coventry station, where the bus will depart.
10.30 Stratford - visit to theatre - coffee break.
11.30 Bus leaves for Compton Verney, 
12.00 Arrive Compton Verney. Free time for lunch, viewing different parts of the house, going into exhibition in smaller timed groups.
15.00 Depart Compton Verney. 
15.30 Mead Gallery. Piper exhibition and brief tour of artworks on campus with curator Sarah Shalgosky, plus coffee break
16.30 Depart Mead Gallery
Finish: 5.00pm, Coventry station.

Members: £50.00   Non Members:£60.00  (All entrance fees included)


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