Events

June - Imaginary Worlds

Tuesday 11th June at 11.00am and 1.00pm

Cannon Hall

Introductory tour of the De Morgan Gallery

Join us in the De Morgan Gallery at Cannon Hall for an introductory talk on the work of the De Morgans and the themes in their paintings and ceramics.

Saturday 15th June at 2.00pm

Russell Cotes Art Gallery

Sublime Symmetry Curator Talk

Sublime Symmetry' opens at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery on 14th June, presenting 80 ceramics from the De Morgan Foundation collection which have designs that are mathematical at their core. This talk asks you to look closer at William De Morgan's elaborate ceramics to see his rigid use of geometry in preparing the designs.

Tuesday 18th June at 6.30pm

Wightwick Manor

Evelyn De Morgan's Imaginary Worlds

Join De Morgan Foundation Curator, Sarah Hardy, for an evening exploring the imaginary landscapes in Evelyn De Morgan’s brilliant paintings.

From visions of Troy, to desolate beaches to dreamlike sunsets Sarah will reveal the meanings behind these mysterious world’s created by this radical Victorian artist.

The evening will start with a short tour around the Manor, focusing on the De Morgan collection, followed by a visit to the De Morgan Gallery for a sit-down talk.

Tuesday 25th June at 12.30

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

The Imaginary World of the De Morgans

From dragons to dodos and from beauties to beasts, the De Morgans' artwork was inspired by their love of myth, legend and storytelling. Join De Morgan Curator, Sarah Hardy, for a half-hour introduction to the De Morgan Collection.

 

July – Italian Influences

 

Saturday and Sunday 13th to 14th July

Cawthore Festival

Roddam and Evelyn and Italy

Evelyn De Morgan was the most radical artist of her generation. She fought against her strict middle-
class parents’ expectations of their daughter to become a successful, professional artist. Her
formative years were shaped by her maternal uncle and Cawthorne local, John Roddam Spencer
Stanhope. With her uncle as a chaperone, Evelyn was able to travel to Italy and study the work of
Renaissance masters. Under Spencer-Stanhope’s guidance, she learnt the method of oil painting
which she went on to explore throughout her career.
In this talk, De Morgan Foundation Curator, Sarah Hardy, will examine the techniques, paintings and
themes employed by Spencer-Stanhope and De Morgan in order to assess the extent to which she
was indebted to her early training with her uncle, or whether her fierce independence actually drove
her away from familial associations.

Tuesday 16th July at 11.00am and 1.00pm

Cannon Hall

Introductory tour of the De Morgan Gallery

Join us in the De Morgan Gallery at Cannon Hall for an introductory talk on the work of the De Morgans and the themes in their paintings and ceramics.

Tuesday 23rd July at 12.30

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Introductory tour of the De Morgan Gallery

Join us in the De Morgan Gallery at The Watts Gallery for an introductory talk on the work of the De Morgans and the themes in their paintings and ceramics.