Events

September

Date

Venue

Event

Description

Type

Speaker

Audience

4th Sept 14.00 - 15.00

Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Evelyn De Morgan: radical artist

Join Dr Richenda Roberts to explore the life, work and times of Evelyn De Morgan, a radical artist of the late-Victorian period and wife of influential ceramicist William De Morgan.

Lecture

Richenda Roberts - External

Adult

8th Sept 11.00

Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Tour of Postman's Park with De Morgan and Watts Gallery Curators

In 1900 the great Victorian Artist G. F. Watts collaborated with William De Morgan to create a moving and beautiful Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice at Postman's Park in central London. The memorial commemorates those who lost their lives saving others, and can be viewed just a few minutes away from Guildhall Art Gallery. Discover more about this fascinating and emotional tribute to ordinary people and extraordinary acts of heroism and the exciting artistic collaboration between two of Victorian Britain's greatest artists.
What better way to celebrate the summer by walking though the city with Sarah Hardy (De Morgan Foundation Curator), Cicely Robinson (Brice Curator, Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village) and Tessa Kilgarriff, (Curatorial Fellow, Watts Gallery), on free tours starting from Guildhall Art Gallery, for family and adult audiences.

Tour

Watts Gallery Curators - external speaker

Family

8th Sept  14.00

Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Tour of Postman's Park with De Morgan and Watts Gallery Curators

In 1900 the great Victorian Artist G. F. Watts collaborated with William De Morgan to create a moving and beautiful Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice at Postman's Park in central London. The memorial commemorates those who lost their lives saving others, and can be viewed just a few minutes away from Guildhall Art Gallery. Discover more about this fascinating and emotional tribute to ordinary people and extraordinary acts of heroism and the exciting artistic collaboration between two of Victorian Britain's greatest artists.
What better way to celebrate the summer by walking though the city with Sarah Hardy (De Morgan Foundation Curator), Cicely Robinson (Brice Curator, Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village) and Tessa Kilgarriff, (Curatorial Fellow, Watts Gallery), on free tours starting from Guildhall Art Gallery, for family and adult audiences.

Tour

Watts Gallery Curators - external speaker

Adult

9th September 14.00

V&A, Cheyne Row, Edith Grove

Walking Tour of the De Morgans' Chelsea

By popular demand, the De Morgan Foundation are delighted to welcome you on a walking tour of the De Morgans' London. Join De Morgan Foundation curator and De Morgan expert Sarah Hardy to learn about the lives and work of Victorian artists Evelyn and William De Morgan.

Sarah will meet you at the V&A Museum to look at a range of ceramics by William De Morgan and discuss his working pratice in Chelsea, Merton Abbey and finally in Fulham. We will then walk the short distance to Cheyne Row, where De Morgan lived and had his first pottery business. We will see the former homes of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Thomas Carlye on the way. We will then head over to Old Church Street to see the De Morgans' home and site of the blue plaque commenorating them, before heading to Edith Grove to the location of Evelyn's studio, where Sarah will discuss her life and career as a talented and radical female painter. From here, we can see the location of Old Battersea House, just across the river, where the De Morgan Foundation was formed in 1965.

Following this, we will head to the Chelsea Potter (a pub) on the King's Road for a drink and a change to ask Sarah questions about the De Morgan's and the Foundation.

Your ticket is a donation to the De Morgan Foundation, an independent charity which recieves no central government funding. Please feel free to give more if you would like either n the day or here: http://www.demorgan.org.uk/shop/donate

Walking tour

Sarah

Adult

11th September 14.00 - 15.00

Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Sophia De Morgan: Spiritualist, Suffragist, and Founder of Bedford College

Join Dr Lucy Ella Rose to learn more about pioneering, though under-studied, women’s rights campaigner, Sophia De Morgan (1809–1892) - writer, social activist, abolitionist, anti-vivisectionist, spiritualist, friend of George Eliot, and mother to ceramicist William De Morgan. Book here.

Lecture

Lucy Ella Rose  - External

Adult

16 - 17th Sept, 11 am - 4pm

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Heritage open weekend

Free entry to the Watts Gallery - Artists' Village all weekend so don’t miss out on seeing the De Morgan Foundation's collection and having a free tour by one of our lovely volunteers.

Workshop

Watts Gallery volunteers - external

Family

21-22nd Sept

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Make festival

Join us for our inaugural celebration of the art of making. See demonstrations by professional makers and craftspeople, get creative in our Clore Learning Studio and bring the whole family to join in the fun. Nicholas Riley, a contemporary craftsmen who is inspired by De Morgan will be giving talks on Saturday 21st and author of William De Morgan: Arts and Crafts Potter, Rob Higgins, will be giving talks on De Morgan's tiles over the weekend.

workshop

Watts Gallery Curators - external

Family

 

October

Date

Venue

Event

Description

Type

Speaker

Audience

9 October, 2pm-3pm

Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Pioneering women in mathematics

Join Dr June Barrow-Green as she talks about historic women with a talent for mathematics, and how, in defiance of social and intellectual mores of the day, still achieved incredible feats. Book here.

FREE

Lecture

External - June Barrow Green

Adult

10th Oct at 12.30

Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Curator Tour of Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Sublime Symmetry explores William De Morgan's interest in and use of mathematics in his beautiful ceramic designs. Be sure to catch a curator talk of the exhibition before it closes on 28th October.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

Thursday 11 October, 11.00 and 13.00

Cannon Hall

The De Morgans' and Spiritualism

Join Curator Sarah Hardy for a tour of the De Morgan Collection with a special focus on the De Morgans and their spiritualist beliefs. Sarah will discuss the supernatural, Evelyn De Morgan's Symbolist paintings and her depiction of the human soul and the little-known joint publication by the couple 'The Result of an Experiment' which documents their attempts at the Victorian practice of automatic writing as a tool to contact the deceased.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

17th October

Queen's House

De Morgans and the Gothic imagination

Sea creatures, monters and the gothic imagination

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

24th Oct at 12.30

Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Curator Tour of Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Sublime Symmetry explores William De Morgan's interest in and use of mathematics in his beautiful ceramic designs. Be sure to catch a curator talk of the exhibition before it closes on 28th October.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult

27th Oct at 12.30

Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Curator Tour of Sublime Symmetry at Guildhall Art Gallery

Sublime Symmetry explores William De Morgan's interest in and use of mathematics in his beautiful ceramic designs. Be sure to catch a curator talk of the exhibition before it closes on 28th October.

Talk

Sarah Hardy

Adult