News from Turner’s House October 2020
Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition ends!
We’ve had a really busy month and can’t help but be sad to see the end of the wonderful Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition. It has been an incredibly successful show for Turner’s House Trust.
Obviously since re-opening in August, we’ve had to restrict the number of visitors, so we were delighted that the permission was given by the Tate to extend until the end of this month.
Thank you to all of you who came to see the Exhibition.
Earlier this month we received the wonderful news that Turner‘s House was one of the 445 heritage organisations awarded a lifeline grant from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and the Heritage Stimulus Fund – funded by Government and administered at arm’s length by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are very appreciative that we have been given the chance to still be #HereForCulture and share the wonderful history behind JMW. Turner‘s House in Twickenham.
New Winter Opening Hours
As we move into a new month, from 7th November – 6th December 2020 we have new opening hours and the House will be open on Saturday and Sunday only.
Advance booking for all visits to Turner’s House is now compulsory and visits need to be pre-booked via the Turner’s House website. For general information, health and safety procedures, and to book your visit please go to www.turnershouse.org
General visits are between 12pm-1pm-2pm-3pm (last entrance)
Exclusive guided tours for groups up to five people can also be arranged. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Time to buy Christmas Cards!
Sandycombe in the Snow, Joy Cuff, 2020
Despite lockdown and restricted entry, Circle members have been very involved with our work this year. All donations enable the Trust to continue working with schools and community groups but such support is also critical to the success of applications for other funding, such as from the Culture Recovery Fund. Members receive all the news first, and then enjoy free entry every day we are open.
Circles members have been invited to many events in 2020, including Private Views and exclusive virtual Zoom Conversations by Turner experts. The latest event was introduced by the Director of the Turner Contemporary in Margate and was an exploration by the Head of Exhibitions, Sarah Martin, into how Turner’s spirit of radical enquiry continues to activate art and people.
We have a wonderful year of events, both in person and virtual, planned to inspire and engage next year, including a first look at the new exhibition.
Further information and joining information can be found here https://turnershouse.org/
More announcements are coming very soon!
News from local Attractions
Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Now until 31 December 2020
William Hogarth’s remarkable series of paintings, A Rake’s Progress, famously depicted a morality tale of the city and was bought by Sir John Soane to hang at Pitzhanger in 1802, to inspire and entertain his guests. For the first time in 200 years, it has returned as the centrepiece of this exhibition, reflecting voices and issues in London today. 286 years later, seven contemporary artists take inspiration from the crowd, ever present in Hogarth’s paintings, to offer a modern reading of London and its social challenges and provide a snapshot of the people and places that give life to the capital today.
Wishing you the very best of health for you and your family,
Turner’s House TrustNovember 9, 2020