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28 January 2021

Art historian, John Francis, our guest editor with his Weekly Culture Picks.

Moving from New York to sunny California this week, the J.Paul Getty Museum, Malibu hosts a truly impressive collection of antique to modern art.

VIEW  The Short and the Long

Short Delight

A visual ‘reading’ of Degas’s ‘Waiting’ (1882). This delightfully detailed exploration of the pastel drawing takes the viewer on a wondrous journey looking closely at the visual and artistic complexity of this French jewel. 10 minutes.

Longer Pleasures

The Getty Gauguin lecture by Richard Brettel is 1 hour 27 minutes very well spent. Professor Brettel eloquently discusses a recently discovered Gauguin painting and seeks to answer the impossible question: 'Is beauty terrifying?' 

EXPLORE

Kathe Kollwitz : Prints, Process, Politics

The exhibition review and slide show of Kathe Kollwitz - Prints and working drawings, is an informative and moving enquiry in the work of Germany’s most empathetic advocate for the victims of injustice and inhumanity.

 Valentine's Day (less than 3 week away) why not take part in a free lecture at the Getty?

 Love, Lust and Libido: Aphrodisiacs in Medieval Europe: 14th February, 10pm UK time. Register in advance for this online event

Unravel the mysteries of late medieval aphrodisiacs with food historian and author, Ken Albala and Getty manuscripts curator, Larisa Grollemond. Delve into the period cookbooks, artworks, and courtly feasting cultures of northern Europe to discover ingredients, recipes, and customs.

Creative Cabin Events

  • Creative Cabin art activities

    1 June 2021 to 31 August 2021

    Join us in our travelling Creative Cabin for art activities, talks and more this summer. Coming to a neighbourhood near you! Watch this space for events and times.

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    24 June 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin at THG. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...

  • Mike Perry in conversation

    1 July 2021

    Join us for an insightful conversation with exhibiting artist, Mike Perry, and guest speaker Ben Borthwick. They will be reflecting on the themes in Perry's current exhibition: Mike Perry Land/Sea....

  • Art Dayz - The Lost Art of Seaweed Pressing (morning)

    3 July 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. 11am – 1.30pm OR (there is another session 2 – 4.30pm) £...

  • Art Dayz - The Lost Art of Seaweed Pressing (afternoon)

    3 July 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with artist Anna Fitzgerald. 2 - 4.30pm (there is another session 11 – 1.30pm) £10* per...

  • Climate Conversation - Sidmouth

    18 July 2021

    THG and Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub co-host the first in a series of Climate Conversations. Climate Conversations brings together local activists and project groups, with academics and artists...

  • Art Dayz - Creating a Labyrinth in the Sand

    24 July 2021

    Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald has invited sand artist Paul Burton and storyteller Jaz Brown for a family friendly art activity creating a labyrinth in the sand. Sand artist Paul Burton will give an...

  • Creative Sessions for Under 5's

    29 July 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions are play-based and...

  • Art Dayz - Sand Body Casting

    14 August 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love, Exmouth for a family friendly art activity with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. Cast your hands and feet by imprinting them in damp sand, using Plaster of Paris. Then create...

  • Creative Sessions for Under 5's

    26 August 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions...

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    30 September 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...