There's something for everyone in our diary of activities, talks and tours. Early booking recommended for all events that carry a charge.
To book please telephone on 023 8083 4536
Friday Touch Tour: for gallery and museum visitors with visual impairments
Fri 22 Nov / Art Gallery 10.30am-12.30pm / FREE Book early 023 8083 4097
Visual impairment is no barrier to the appreciation of art. Friendly and informal, you need no prior knowledge to enjoy our sessions. Looking can include handling, discussion and insights into history and techniques. Tour is led by experienced artist Jo Bressloff.
ArtSOUTH: What is Contemporary Art?
Sat 23 Nov / Art Gallery Lecture Theatre 12.30-2pm / FREE
Ever wondered why contemporary art looks the way it does? Now is your chance to find out! Join Gill Nicol for an informal, but informative look at contemporary art from the last 70 years, including the opportunity to explore artSOUTH artists Jeremy Millar and Bouke de Vries whose work is on show in the Gallery.
Sat Life Drawing
Sat 7 Dec / Art Gallery Education Room / 11am-4pm / £30
Led by experienced tutor Brian Reynolds these workshops are suitable for all abilities, except absolute beginners. Please note December will be a full day pose.
Art History Study Day
Sat 7 Dec / Art Gallery Lecture Theatre / 10am-4pm / £28 (£25 concessions) including morning and afternoon refreshments
Join accomplished Art Historian Jennie Spiers on these inspiring and informative days, offering introductions to a range of movements responding directly to the gallery collection and temporary exhibitions. Sat 5 Oct is Introduction to Art Nouveau. Sat 7 Dec session is an introduction to Neo Romantics.
Behind the Scenes Tours- Art Conservation
Gain exclusive access behind the scenes of the art gallery’s conservation studio. Learn about the fascinating techniques, treatments and processes involved in conserving paintings and their frames. Group bookings for a maximum of 15, are available on request please contact 02380 832203.
As part of the Art Gallery’s partnership with Adult and Community learning, adults aged 19 and over maybe eligible for a discount on workshop activities. Please ask for details when booking.