We are incredibly grateful for the support we have already received from our generous funding bodies, and individuals. There are several ways you too can support Turners House, and help sustain its future as an important heritage site and visitor attraction.
Sunday February 11th 2018 ‘Turner in Surrey’ – The Lightbox, Woking
This exhibition explores JMW Turner’s work produced on his various travels, stops and periods of residence on the Thames, the Wey Navigation and in the county of Surrey, prior to the London boundary changes of 1889. Exhibits include Turner’s “View of Richmond Hill and Bridge” and “Thomson’s Aeolian Harp” along with plein air sketches, watercolours and prints, as well as Turner’s travelling watercolour box.
Entry to the exhibition is £4.50 (or you can buy a yearly pass for £7.50). Travel will be by train from Richmond Station, leaving at 10.30am; the Lightbox is a short walk from Woking station. To book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 28th March 2018 ‘Turner versus Constable: the Great British Paint Off’ 8pm (drinks from 7.30pm) in the Hyde Room, York House, Richmond Road, TW1 3AA
Nicola Moorby will be examining the different lives of contemporaries JMW Turner and John Constable, looking at their backgrounds, characters, private lives and artistic approaches. She looks at the 19th century Royal Academy and exhibition culture, and explores how works from these two artists have come to represent ideas about British identity.
No booking required. Members £1; guests £6
Monday April 23rd 2018 Celebration Walk 2.00pm Sandycombe Lodge
For our celebration of Turner’s birthday, Catherine Parry-Wingfield will be leading a walk from Sandycombe Lodge, through Marble Hill Park and along both sides of the Thames to Richmond Hill. The walk will cover places and views familiar to Turner, captured in his paintings and sketches. To book, contact email@example.com.
Wednesday June 13th 2018 Annual General Meeting (6pm) in the Hyde Room and Summer Party (6.30pm) in the Terrace Room, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA
The AGM is open to all members. The Summer Party is a ticketed event, at £12 per ticket (or £10 if booked in advance) to include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink and refreshments. To book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of Turner’s House was set up in 2004 to support Professor Livermore in his aim to preserve the house for the nation, and now supports the aims of the Turner’s House Trust to restore and conserve Sandycombe Lodge.
We arrange talks and visits to inform the Friends both about Turner the artist and about subjects connected with Turner – for example, printmaking; the work involved in designing a Turner exhibition; and the work of artists who were his contemporaries.
If you would like to support our work and participate in our activities, please join the Friends (or renew membership) by filling out this application form and sending to the listed address:
If you have any questions about your membership, please email email@example.com
The Friends of Turner’s House organise a programme of events which take place throughout the year, both locally and further afield. We hold talks and arrange visits to galleries to deepen our understanding of Turner, his times and his art, and there are summer and winter parties as social gatherings where Friends can meet.
The Friends have run art competitions for local schools and colleges; last year fashion design, architecture and product designer students from Richmond College worked on a contemporary design task inspired by and for the house – a response to the work of Turner and his era, interpreted in a contemporary context. We will be continuing with this programme for 2017-18.
Recent activities for the Friends have included a talk by Franny Moyle, author of “The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner” and a visit to JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour’ at the Turner Contemporary, Margate.
We also publish newsletters about our activities and Turner related events and exhibitions.
We are developing a Supporters circle and membership scheme, which will enable us to continue the upkeep and public access to Turners’ largest artwork, Sandycombe Lodge. Supporters will also be integral to ensuring we can continue our work to establish Turners’ House as an inspiring learning resource for people of all ages.
Further details of how you can join our supporters circle will be announced shortly. In the meantime, should you wish to express an interest in supporting us in this way, please email our House Director, Lucy Thompson; firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations, however large or small, will be gratefully received and used carefully. Please let us know if you are happy for your name to be listed as a donor or if you would prefer not to.
Please send donations in the form of a cheque or charity voucher (e.g. a CAF credit). These should be made payable to Turner’s House Trust and sent to;
The Hon. Treasurer, Turner’s House Trust,
Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham TW1 2LR.