Thu, 22 Jun|
Evelyn De Morgan: The Gold Drawings Exhibition
The exhibition Evelyn De Morgan: The Gold Drawings (11 March - 27 August) explores De Morgan’s unique practice of making gold drawings, showcasing 13 artworks loaned by the Trustees of the De Morgan Foundation and Victoria Dolorosa from the Leighton House collection.
When + Where
22 Jun 2023, 10:00 – 02 Jul 2023, 17:30
Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Rd, London W14 8LZ, UK
Leighton House is the former studio-home of leading Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). It is unique among the capital’s museums in combining an exceptional collection of Victorian art with the intimacy of a private home.
The house was designed by his great friend, the architect George Aitchison RA as a showcase for artistic taste and to entertain and impress the foremost artists, collectors and celebrities of the day. The highlight of any visit is the extraordinary Arab Hall which reflects Leighton’s fascination with the Middle East and presents an extraordinary collection of Islamic tiles and mosaic floors.
Leighton House has recently completed a major redevelopment which has provided additional gallery space, a new café, improved facilities and a dedicated learning centre. Both the restored wing and the historic house are now step-free access and interconnected thanks to a lift and a spectacular helical staircase, decorated with a hand-painted mural called Oneness, by contemporary Iranian artist Shahrzad Ghaffari.
The museum presents free exhibitions and displays as well as an exciting programme of public events which includes practical workshops, lectures, live music, family activities and much more.
Exhibition Evelyn De Morgan: The Gold Drawings
The exhibition Evelyn De Morgan: The Gold Drawings (11 March - 27 August) explores De Morgan’s unique practice of making gold drawings, showcasing 13 artworks loaned by the Trustees of the De Morgan Foundation and Victoria Dolorosa from the Leighton House collection. In addition, preparatory drawings for the figure of St. Francis made in pastel on paper are included to showcase De Morgan’s working method and skill as a draftswoman. This exhibition will be the first since 1889 to display a group of these beautiful artworks made in brilliant gold pigment on dark grey woven paper.
Evelyn De Morgan: The Gold Drawings Wednesdays to Mondays 10am to 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
22 June: Imagination Unbound. An Evening of Persian Poetry
24 June: Introduction to Palestinian embroidery for young adults
25 June: Stitching Circle
Every Thursday and Sunday: Artists Houses Walking Tours
12 Holland Park Road