Saturday Gallery Talks

Informal talks on aspects of the exhibition last approximately 40 minutes and are free with an admission ticket purchased on the day.

17 January at 15.00
Lee Miller and Roland Penrose

This talk tells the fascinating story of Roland Penrose – British Surrealistartist and biographer of Picasso – and Lee Miller, the American Surrealist photographer. During the last decades of their life together their home in Sussex was frequented by many prominent Surrealist and Modern artists, including Guttuso, who visited Farley Farm in June 1950. Antony Penrose, Director, The Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection

24 January at 15.00
‘Confidence in the Future’: John Berger and Renato Guttuso

Tom Overton, Henry Moore Institute Research Fellow

28 February at 15.00
Revolutionary Shorthand: Guttuso’s Art of Resistance

Lara Pucci, Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham

7 March at 15.00
‘Imperfect Totalitarianism’: Art in Fascist Italy

Monica Bohm-Duchen, Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London

Family Art Days

Drop in workshops. Free for children accompanied by a paying adult.

Tuesday 17 February 11.00-14.00
Flags and baskets

Bring along your favourite objects and experiment with arranging them in your own way to create a still life drawing using a range of materials.

Wednesday 18 February 11.00-14.00
Colour Connections

Add your thoughts to our big colour wheel and see how colours connect to create your own personal spinning colour palette.

Wednesday 1 April 11.00-14.00
Futurist Easter Bonnets

Join us to make your own Easter bonnet with a futurist twist, complete with exploding eggs and speeding rabbits.

Family Art Days

Evening Lecture

Tuesday 10 March 19.00 – 20.30
(Doors open at 18.30)
Little Italy

A talk by Tudor Allen (Archivist, Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre) on the story of London’s Italian quarter. Booking required £8, £5 members.

First Thursdays –
Aperitivo Evenings

Thursday 5 February, 5 March,
2 April

The Estorick Collection will be open to 21.00, with a talk at 19.00. Come and enjoy an Italian Aperitivo in our Caffè.

Family Art Days