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.
The Friends of Turner’s House was set up in 2004 to support Professor Livermore (the last resident) 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.
We always welcome new Friends to support our work and participate in our activities, so if you would like to join (or renew) please complete this application form (or pick one up when you visit the House) and follow the instructions within:
If you have any questions about Friends 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 and social gatherings where Friends can meet.
The Friends have run several art competitions for local schools and college. Recently, 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 2018.
Recent activities for the Friends have included visits to the Lightbox gallery in Woking to view the ‘Turner in Surrey’ exhibition and the Prints and Drawings Room at Tate Britain, as well as talks given by Franny Moyle on Turner’s life and Nicola Moorby on ‘The Secrets of Turner’s Watercolours’. A successful summer party was held on 13th June 2018 and a new Friends’ Committee was elected prior to the party at the Annual General Meeting.
We regularly publish newsletters about our activities which are emailed to all Friends.
Wednesday 17th October at 8pm (drinks from 7.30pm) in the Hyde Room, York House, Richmond Road, TW1 3AA
Pieter van der Merwe will be giving our autumn lecture, Turner’s Ship Models Revisited.
Dr Pieter van der Merwe is Greenwich Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum and Vice-Chairman of the Turner Society. His work has included research into theatrical, marine and landscape painting, notably the career of Turner’s younger contemporary Clarkson Stanfield.
No booking required. Members £1; guests £6
Wednesday December 12th 6.30pm Winter Social in the Terrace Room, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AA.
A chance to socialise and celebrate. This event, open to all members, 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. Booking forms will be sent to members.
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.