What's On january - april 2020 - The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

 
What's On january - april 2020 - The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
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WELCOME                                                                                                                                                                                  TRULY BRIGHT AND MEMORABLE
Monet, Manet and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Van Dyck                                                                                                           JAN DE BEER’S RENAISSANCE ALTARPIECES
and Vigée-Lebrun – as well as Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin and Van Gogh...
Key works by all these – and many more – great artists hang in our galleries.                                                                                                            Until 19 January             LADY BARBER GALLERY

The Barber Institute was founded
in 1932 by Lady Barber in memory
of her husband, Sir Henry Barber,
‘for the study and encouragement
of art and music’. Featuring many

                                                                                                      Andre Derain, Portrait of Bartolomeo Savona, 1906 © ADAGP, Paris, and DACS, 2019
of the greatest names in Western
art, it holds one of the most
outstanding and internationally
significant collections assembled
during the 20th century – housed
in a listed Art Deco building.

As well as around 150 major
paintings and some stunning
pastels and watercolours, the
Barber is also home to more
than 800 drawings and prints,
and a fine collection of sculpture,
decorative art and portrait
miniatures. The Barber also
has one of the finest caches of
Roman, Byzantine and medieval
coins in the world, displayed in
its own marvellous gallery.

To complement the collections, a programme of compelling exhibitions, displays and                                                                                                       Jan de Beer’s stylish and elegant paintings earned him great fame in his lifetime (about 1475
related events for all ages runs year-round (see the following pages), while the Barber                                                                                                  – 1527/28) and for generations after his death. His dazzling altarpieces were sought after by
concerts feature rising stars and established performers of international standing.                                                                                                      churches, copyists, patrons and collectors. But his star then waned until the early 20th century,
                                                                                                                                                                                         when experts and connoisseurs begun to re-evaluate his significance. De Beer’s known oeuvre now
A haven of tranquillity in a bustling metropolis, the Barber Institute is like a mini National                                                                                           comprises about 40 works, including devotional paintings and triptychs, drawings and a stained-
Gallery – and is a must-see for anyone visiting Birmingham and the West Midlands.                                                                                                        glass window. This exhibition focuses on the Barber’s own double-sided altarpiece panel featuring
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Nativity and the Apocryphal tale of Joseph and the Suitors (above), and brings together for the
No wonder it enjoys a reputation for being one of the finest small art galleries in Europe!                                                                                              first time all his paintings and drawings from public and private collections in Britain.

                                                                                                                                                                                         “A revelatory exhibition” – Laura Gascoigne, The Tablet

Cover: John Wells, Vista, 1955 (detail). © The Estate of John Wells. All rights reserved, DACS 2019
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4                                                                                   EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EVENTS                                                            5

                                                                                    CORNWALL AS CRUCIBLE                                                                                                                                                         AN EVENING WITH GABO
                                                                                    MODERNITY AND INTERNATIONALISM IN MID-CENTURY BRITAIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams, 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursday 12 March, 5.30 – 7.30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Talks begin 6pm)
                                                                                    19 February – 17 May                   LADY BARBER GALLERY                                                                                                                   Linear Construction in Space No.1 was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 created in St Ives during the Second World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 War. Renowned Gabo scholar Professor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Christina Lodder explores the artist and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the war, while Dr Jutta Vinzent, of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 University’s Department of Art History,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Curating and Visual Studies, leads a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 discussion about Gabo’s use of space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as a transparent material in his work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Enjoy complimentary drinks
    Adrian Heath, Composition: Red, Black and Grey, 1958. © Estate of the Artist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and a gallery viewing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ƒƒ £5/£4 concs; booking essential*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LUNCHTIME LECTURE

                                                                                                                                                                                           Alexander Mackenzie, Still life (Buoys), Kehelland, Cornwall, 1960.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        THE ARTIST’S VOICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 22 April, 1.10 – 2pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Drawing on the rich resource of Artists’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lives interviews, Lara Wardle (Director,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jerwood Collection) will explore the themes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Cornwall as Crucible – especially the
                                                                                                                                                                       S U PPO RTE D BY:                                                                                                                                network of relationships between the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        artists and the cross-fertilisation of ideas

                                                                                                                                                                                           (detail) © Estate of the Artist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and influences. Through referencing these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        first-person accounts, some of the rewards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and pitfalls of oral history will also be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        examined.
                                                                                    Remote and picturesque, St Ives in Cornwall became an unlikely hotbed for avant-garde art in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ƒƒ Free; no need to book
                                                                                    mid 20th century. Painters and sculptors made it their home, either permanently or as temporary
                                                                                    exiles, bringing with them their preoccupation with international modernity.

                                                                                    Taking as its inspiration the Barber’s recently acquired Constructivist sculpture, Linear                                                                                    BSL EXHIBITION TOUR
                                                                                    Construction in Space No. 1 (1942 – 43), by the émigré Russian artist Naum Gabo, this exhibition                                                                             Saturday 14 March, 1 – 3pm
                                                                                    presents art produced in and around St Ives from the 1930s to the 1960s, drawing on the rich                                                                                 Led by Deaf artist and experienced guide Olivier Jamin, join us for a Cornwall-infused BSL
                                                                                    resources of the Jerwood Collection, a private collection of 20th and 21st-century art.                                                                                      (British Sign Language) tour. Get to know the exhibition in depth, and discuss the fascinating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 art and artists of St Ives.
                                                                                    Featuring works by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Sandra Blow and many
                                                                                    more, Cornwall as Crucible considers the relationships and networks between artists who lived                                                                                ƒƒ Refreshments provided  Free; booking essential*
                                                                                    and worked in Cornwall, examining their development of a visual language that explored
                                                                                    the boundary between representation and abstraction, and demonstrating the impact of the
                                                                                    distinctive Cornish landscape upon their art.
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6                                           D ISPLAYS                                                                                                                                                                                                                               D ISPLAYS    7

                                            THE MUGHALS                                                                                                                                      MATERNAL BONDS
                                            POWER AND BEAUTY AT THE INDIAN COURT                                                                                                             IMAGES OF MOTHERHOOD
                                            Until 2 February                              GREEN GALLERY PRINT BAY                                                                            31 January – 24 May                BEIGE GALLERY PRINT BAY

                                                                                                     Courtly life, power and culture in the Indian                                                                                             Though one of the most timeless
     Courtesy of Cadbury Research Library

                                                                                                     subcontinent under Mughal rule (1526 – 1858)                                                                                              relationships represented in art, the
                                                                                                     are explored in this fascinating display of drawings                                                                                      portrayal of mother and child has
                                                                                                     and prints, coins and manuscripts. Rarely-exhibited                                                                                       changed over the course of history.
                                                                                                     works from the Barber’s collection are shown                                                                                              Spanning five centuries, Maternal
                                                                                                     alongside objects lent by the private Hussain-Islimi                                                                                      Bonds showcases prints by Marcantonio
                                                                                                     Arts Collection and the Cadbury Research Library –                                                                                        Raimondi, Hans Thoma and Käthe
                                                                                                     revealing how a distinctive Mughal style developed:                                                                                       Kollwitz, alongside drawings by the
                                                                                                     one that reflected their power and ideals of beauty.                                                                                      Dutch Golden Age artists Nicolaes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maes and Adriaen van Ostade. Ranging
                                                       RETURNING DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND...                                                                                                                                                      from religious subjects to allegorical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and symbolic depictions, this display
                                                           GALLERY TALK AND                                   EMPIRES IN EARLY                                                                                                                 explores how motherhood has provided
                                                           HANDLING SESSION                                   MODERN SOUTH ASIA:                                                                                                               an enduring inspiration to artists.
                                                           Thursday 23 January, 11am – 1pm                    THE MUGHALS AND AFTER
                                                           Discover the fascinating backstory of The          Thursday 30 January, 1 – 2pm
                                                           Mughals with curator Neelam Hussain in
                                                                                                              Dr Manu Sehgal, Lecturer in South Asian
                                                           the gallery itself – then head over to the
                                                                                                              History at the University, discusses the
                                                           Cadbury Research Library to examine and
                                                                                                              Mughal Empire. He will also explore the
                                                                                                                                                                                             CÉZANNE AND THE MODERN FRENCH PRINT
                                                           handle original material linked to the themes
                                                                                                              creation of a distinctive early modern
                                                           of the display.
                                                                                                              Indo-Islamic culture.
                                                           ƒƒ Short walk between venues required
                                                           ƒƒ Free; booking essential*
                                                                                                              ƒƒ Free; booking essential*                                                    7 February – 7 June              GREEN GALLERY PRINT BAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Centring on an exciting new loan – Les
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Baigneurs, Petite Planche (left), an 1896/7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lithograph by Paul Cézanne – this display
                                                                                             THE PRINTED WORD                                                                                                                                  explores a pivotal point in French avant-
    © Succession Miro/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               garde art. The artist made only eight print
                                                                                             IMAGE, TEXT AND MEANING                                        Courtesy of Private Collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               designs across his career, two of which are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               represented in the Barber collection. Together,
                                                                                             Until 26 January                                                                                                                                  the three provide significant scope for study
                                                                                             BEIGE GALLERY PRINT BAY                                                                                                                           of Cézanne’s experiments in printmaking.
    Joan Miró, Aidez L’Espagne, 1937

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Contextualising his work, prints by other
                                                                                             Inscriptions on portraits, literary references, lettering                                                                                         major French artists will also be represented
                                                                                             styles and text as an element of composition all appear                                                                                           – including lithographs by Manet and
                                                                                             in these prints from the 16th to the 20th century.                                                                                                Vuillard, and etchings by Millet and Renoir.
                                                                                             Intended for many different uses, such as for periodicals
                                                                                             and posters, they were created by artists as diverse
                                                                                             as Samuel Palmer, George Grosz and Joan Miró.
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8   COINS                                                                                                                                                  NEW AQUISITION   9

    50 YEARS                                                                                           NEW ACQUISITION
    A CELEBRATION OF THE BARBER’S COIN COLLECTION                                                      UNKNOWN ARTIST, ST JAMES THE GREAT, ABOUT 1500
    27 March 2020 – 11 April 2021                    COIN GALLERY                                      GREEN GALLERY

                                                In 2020 the Barber celebrates the golden                                       This striking alabaster sculpture
                                                anniversary of its coin collection – one of the                                of St James the Great – the latest
                                                most significant in the world. Scholars and                                    acquisition for the Barber’s
                                                numismatists, Geoffrey Haines (1899 – 1981) and                                collection – has been charming
                                                Philip Whitting (1903 – 1988), each left their vast                            visitors since his arrival in October.
                                                collections of a combined 15,000 pieces to the
                                                Barber with the condition that the coins were used                             Alabaster – Britain’s answer to
                                                for ‘educative purposes’. This 50th-anniversary                                marble – was quarried and carved
                                                exhibition honours their wishes and introduces the                             in East Midlands towns and cities,
                                                fascinating world of coins – miniaturised artworks                             such as Nottingham in the 14th
                                                and historical documents – to modern audiences.                                and 15th centuries, and exported
                                                                                                                               to adorn churches across Europe.
                                                  Through visually engaging and appealing
    objects, this year-long exhibition explains the basics of the study of coins and aims to                                   St James, a fisherman, was one
    answer the questions non-specialists might have about this niche, but revelatory, subject.                                 of Christ’s first disciples – and his
    Find out how much an ancient coin might have bought, where and how it was made, and                                        attributes include the scallop shell that
    discover the story of how these coins came to be part of a museum in Birmingham.                                           adorns his wide-brimmed hat, and
                                                                                                                               the whelk shells that edge his cloak.

                                                                                                                               This fascinating sculpture also sports a
                                                                                                                               beard in a style popular in the reign of
                           A TALE OF TWO EMPIRES                                                                               Henry VIII – indicating its production
                                                                                                                               in the early 16th century. Ironically,
                           ROME AND PERSIA                                                                                     Henry’s break with Catholicism
                                                                                                                               saw alabaster workshops closed
                           Until 15 March                                                                                      down, on grounds of idolatry.
                           COIN GALLERY
                                                                                                                               Purchased with the generous support
                           Uncover the tale of two ancient superpowers in this intriguing                                      of the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts
                           exhibition. Commencing with the violence, glory and humiliation
                           in the 3rd century, it is a story that also encompasses artistic
                           interaction, peace, and tolerance in the early 5th century, then
                           alliance and ultimately betrayal and revenge in the 7th century.

                           Told through the Barber's Late Roman coin collection and its historically
                           important Sasanian cache, the exhibition explores how ancient Rome
                           and Persia spun humiliating defeats and promoted their bloody victories
                           on the small pieces of artwork that graced the pockets of the masses.
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                                                                                                     LOAF: SHAPING SPACES
                                           Join us after hours to enjoy                              AND SOURDOUGH
                                           the space and rethink art
                                                                                                     Thursday 30 January, 6 – 8pm
                                                                                                     Thursday 26 March, 6 – 8pm
                                                                                                     Food plays a central role in bringing people together.
                                                                                                     Discover the history of naturally-leavened sourdough –
                                                                                                     and the place of food in the Barber’s collection – before
                                                                                                     getting hands-on to shape your own bread with local
                                                                                                     non-profit co-operative, Loaf. Take home some bread and
                                                                                                     sourdough starters to share with your friends and family.
                                                                                                     ƒƒ £20 / £16 concs.     Booking essential*

                                                                                                      YIN YOGA                                     SPIRITED BODIES
                                                                                                      Tuesday 21 January, 5.30 – 7.30pm            LIFE DRAWING
     EMBARRASSING: A guide to writing and editing queer love poetry                                   Enjoy a relaxed evening of art-              Thursday 6 February, 6 – 8pm
                                                                                                      inspired yin yoga in the gallery – and
     Tuesday 25 February, 6 – 8pm                                                                                                                  Life modelling and drawing workshop exploring
                                                                                                      a cup or two of herbal tea. Slow down
                                                                                                                                                   body image and positivity. Talk with the
     A creative writing workshop for all your most sticky, saccharine and embarrassing love poems.    with longer-held poses and reflect on
                                                                                                                                                   models about their experience and allow these
                                                                                                      themes drawn from the collection.
     Read contemporary examples of love poems, especially by queer writers, before writing                                                         conversations to inform your drawing and views
     your own – with copious amounts of confession, adoration and yearning. Participants              ƒƒ £8 / £7 concs.                            on body acceptance in society. Suitable for 18+.
     encouraged to overshare.                                                                         ƒƒ Booking essential*                        ƒƒ £15 / £13 concs.  Booking essential*

     NOCTURNES: Ethereal Science / Constructing Beauty                                                                                             TERRAZZO MAKING
     Tuesday 3 March, 6 – 8.30pm                                                                                                                   Thursday 5 March, 6 – 9pm

     Encounter exciting and radical new ideas combining arts and science. Inspired by sculptor                                                     Celebrate the unique Art Deco interiors
     Naum Gabo’s work, discover the wonders of the universe with Infinite Opera and innovative                                                     of the Barber with Olivia Aspinall. Design
     research from the University, and take part in an artist-led workshop.                                                                        your own colour palette and learn
                                                                                                                                                   terrazzo casting techniques before making
                                                                                                                                                   your own coasters to take home.

     FEMINISTS WORK FOR CHANGE: Tote Bags                                                                                                          ƒƒ £65 / £60 concs.  Booking essential*

     Tuesday 10 March, 6 – 8pm
     Share ideas and conversation to workshop feminist concerns into slogans with                     WORKING CLASP                    Thursday 2 April, 6 – 8pm
     Feminists Work for Change, a Birmingham-based activist group. Take them with you                 Create your own contemporary jewellery inspired by Naum Gabo and the St Ives
     every day by hand-printing your very own tote bag – useful at your next demo!                    modernists – with local jeweller Working Clasp.
                                                                                                      ƒƒ £35 / £30 concs.  Booking essential*
      Free; booking essential  Drinks provided

                                                                                                      No experience required  All abilities welcome
                                                                                                      All materials provided  Prosecco, soft drinks and nibbles served
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12   ART COURSES & WORKSHOPS                                                                                                                                                           WORKSHOPS    13

                                                                                                   WRITING
                                                                                                   WORKSHOPS
                                                                                                   MONTHLY SATURDAYS, 1.30 – 4PM
                                                                                                   Bring the collection to life through
                                                                                                   words – develop your skills, try new
                                                                                                   approaches, or just have a go – at
                                                                                                   our monthly writing workshops led
                                                                                                   by Jacqui Rowe. Suitable for writers
                                                                                                   of prose or poetry at all levels of
                                                                                                   experience.
       PAINTING CORNWALL                                WALK & DRAW
       SATURDAYS 14, 21 AND 28 MARCH                    MONTHLY THURSDAYS,
       11AM – 4PM                                       12NOON – 12.30PM                           11 January – A Fresh Start                   14 March – Three Dimensions
                                                                                                   Begin the New Year by generating             Imagine the stories behind sculptures
       Create a Cornish masterpiece with                16 January, 13 February
                                                                                                   ideas to stimulate new writing.              and bas-reliefs in the galleries and
       artist-tutor Adrian Clamp.                       12 March, 9 April
                                                                                                                                                bring them to life in your writing.
                                                                                                   8 February – Seven Ages
       Consider how the artists in St Ives              Explore the sights and sounds of
                                                                                                   Trace the journey of life through            4 April – Light and Land
       used shape, colour, surface and                  campus, making speedy sketches along
                                                                                                   art – leading to your own                    Inspired by Cornwall as Crucible, explore how
       gestural marks. Make sketches                    the way of its landscape, buildings and
                                                                                                   fiction, poetry or memoir.                   real places can be transformed through writing.
       from dramatic photographs of the                 people. The sessions incorporate the
       Cornish landscape, before painting               five ways to wellbeing: to take notice,
                                                        be active, learn, connect and give.        ƒƒ Refreshments provided  £8 / £7 concs.  Booking essential*
       your final work using oils, adding
       linear marks and gestures in pencil.             Meet at the Barber.
       ƒƒ £110 / £100 concs.                            ƒƒ Free; no booking required
       ƒƒ Booking essential*
                                                                                                   THE ARTS SOCIETY                                        6 – 7pm: Gallery viewing; refreshments
                                                                                                   LECTURE EVENINGS                                        7 – 8.15pm: Lecture
       DRAWING SATURDAYS
       FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 11AM – 4PM
                                                                                                   The Arts Society – Birmingham Evening                   20 February
       Explore the collections, exhibitions and surroundings of the Barber through an              meets at the Barber for lectures on a                   Albrecht Dürer’s Visit to the
       immersive day of drawing – every month with artist-tutor Adrian Clamp.                      diverse range of subjects, preceded by a                Netherlands in 1520
       4 January – Sketching Small Objects / pencil and pen                                        late gallery viewing and refreshments.
                                                                                                                                                           19 March
       1 February – Costume Figure Drawing / charcoal                                                                                                      Joaquin Sorolla – Painter of Light
       7 March – Sculptural Forms in Landscape / pencil and crayon                                 ƒƒ Tickets available on the door only
       4 April – Architectural Forms / pen, ink and wash                                           ƒƒ £10; free for The Arts Society members               23 April
                                                                                                   ƒƒ More information: www.bedfas.org                     The Corkscrew – A Thing of Beauty
       ƒƒ £25 / £20 concs.  Booking essential*

      All workshops:  No experience required.  All abilities welcome.  All materials provided

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14   W O R KS H O P S & LI G H TN I N G TA LKS                                                                                                                 TA LKS & TO U R S , W O R KS H O P S          15

                                                 ARTS & SCIENCE                                                                                TUESDAY TALKS
                                                 LIGHTNING TALKS
                                                                                                                                               11.30am and 1.15pm
                                                 Monday 27 January, 5.30 – 7pm
                                                                                                                                               These weekly, 30-minute tours and talks – devised to
                                                 Ever pondered on how photography shook                                                        appeal to beginner and more knowledgeable visitor
                                                 up the art world, or what goes into making                                                    alike – introduce you to individual works and themes
                                                 paint pigments? Or stopped to ask what’s                                                      from our collections, displays and exhibitions.
                                                 happening in your brain when you look at art?
                                                                                                                                               Titles: see pages 16 & 17
                                                 Find out in a whirlwind evening of talks – all                                                Speakers: see website
                                                 based on the theme of illumination.
                                                                                                                                               ƒƒ Free; no booking required
                                                 artsandsciencefestival.co.uk
                                                 ƒƒ All welcome  Free; booking essential*

                                                                                                   SUNDAY GALLERY TOURS                                 VISITORS WITH
       LIGHTNING TALKS                                                                             Second, third and fourth Sundays of
                                                                                                                                                        ADDITIONAL NEEDS
       Wednesday 18 March, 2 – 4pm                                                                 the month, 2.30pm                                    Audio-descriptive gallery tours and INsight
                                                                                                   Find out more about the Barbers                      sessions for blind and partially sighted visitors,
       Get to know six artworks in sixty minutes!                                                                                                       and signed gallery tours for deaf visitors, can be
                                                                                                   and the building, our collections and
       The University’s History of Art students will be                                            exhibitions with our talented team of                arranged with our experienced Gallery Guides
       presenting their unique and eclectic ten-minute talks                                       Gallery Guides in these hour-long tours.             and qualified BSL interpreters on request –
       about a work in the collection… after ten minutes,                                                                                               contact our Learning and Engagement team
                                                                                                   (Third Sunday: Coin Gallery only)                    on 0121 414 2261 or learning@barber.org.uk
       the bell rings and it’s time to meet your next artwork.
                                                                                                   ƒƒ Free; no booking required                         Hand-held magnifiers are
       Continue chatting over tea and cake 3 – 4pm
                                                                                                                                                        available from reception.
       ƒƒ All welcome  Free; booking essential*

                                                                                                   RECOVERY ART
                                                                                                   First Monday of the month, 11am – 2pm
                                                                                                   6 January, 3 February, 2 March, 6 April

                                                                                                   Are you recovering from physical or mental ill-health?
                                        Aged 16-21?                                                Interested in art? Our group offers a unique opportunity to
                                                                                                   look at, talk about and make art. We express our thoughts
                                        Wednesday evenings, 5 – 7pm / Twice a month / Free
                                                                                                   and ideas through making and learn new art skills in a
                                        Collaborate with artists, designers, dancers and           relaxed and supportive environment. We inspire positive
                                        musicians to look at the collection in innovative ways     steps on individual and collective journeys of recovery.
                                        – reinterpreting, reimagining and creating. Meet           If you are interested in joining the group, contact Ruth:
                                        like-minded people, socialise and work on exciting         learning@barber.org.uk or call 0121 414 2261.
                                        projects with practising artists and performers – or
          @BARBERCOLLECTIVE
                                        have your say to help shape the young people’s             ƒƒ We welcome new members             No experience of making art is necessary
          BARBER_COLLECTIVE             programme by joining our Peer Panel.
          B__COLLECTIVE                 Email learning@barber.org.uk or find us on social media.

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     DATE      TIME               EVENT                          DETAILS                                 PAGE   DATE     TIME             EVENT                       DETAILS                                 PAGE
     JANUARY                                                                                                    MARCH
     Sat 4     11am – 4pm         Drawing Saturday*/**           Sketching Small Objects                  12    Sun 1    2.30 – 4.30pm    Barber Association*         Review / Preview                         18
     Tue 7                                                       No Gallery Talk                                Tue 3    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                Cézanne – Display Introduction            7
     Sat 11    1.30 – 4pm         Writing Workshop*/**           A Fresh Start                            13             6 – 8.30pm       Lates*                      Nocturnes: Ethereal Science              10
     Sun 12 2.30 – 3.30pm         Gallery Tour                   Main Galleries                           15    Thu 5    6 – 9pm          Lates*/**                   Terrazzo Making                          11
     Tue 14    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                     Alabasters:                               9    Sat 7    11am – 4pm       Drawing Saturdays*/**       Sculptural Forms in Landscape            12
                                                                 St James, Coronation of the Virgin             Sun 8    2.30 – 3.30pm    Gallery Tour                Main Galleries                           15
     Thu 16 12noon – 12.30pm Workshop                            Walk and Draw                            12    Tue 10   11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                Miss Bentham: Naming the Nude            15
     Sun 19 2.30 – 3.30pm         Gallery Tour                   Coin Gallery                             15             6 – 8pm          Lates*                      Feminists Work for Change                10
     Tue 21    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                     Religion, Nature and the Uncanny:        15    Thu 12 12noon – 12.30pm Workshop                      Walk and Draw                            12
                                                                 Exploring the Sublime                                   5.30 – 7.30pm    Evening Talks*/**           An Evening with Gabo                      5
               5.30 – 7.30pm      Lates*/**                      Yin Yoga in the Gallery                  11    Sat 14   1.30 – 4pm       Writing Workshop*/**        Three Dimensions                         13
     Thu 23 11am – 1pm            Gallery Talk*                  The Mughals:                              6             11am – 4pm       Adult Painting Course*/**   Painting Cornwall #1                     12
                                                                 Gallery Talk and Handling Session
                                                                                                                         1 – 3pm          BSL Exhibition Tour*        Cornwall as Crucible                      5
     Sun 26 2.30 – 3.30pm         Gallery Tour                   Main Galleries                           15
                                                                                                                Sun 15 2.30 – 3.30pm      Gallery Tour                Coin Gallery                             15
     Mon 27 5.30 – 7pm            Lightning Talks*               Arts & Science Festival                  14
                                                                                                                Tue 17   11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                The Labours of Hercules                  15
     Tue 28    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                     Alexander – Both Sides of the Coin       15
                                                                                                                Wed 18 2 – 4pm            Lightning Talks*            Student talks in the gallery             14
     Thu 30 1 – 2pm               Gallery Talk*                  The Mughals and After                     6    Thu 19 6 – 8.15pm         Arts Society Lecture        Joaquin Sorolla – Painter of Light       13
               6 – 8pm            Lates*/**                      Loaf – Shaping Spaces and Sourdough      11                              Evening**

     FEBRUARY                                                                                                   Sat 21   11am – 4pm       Adult Painting Course*/**   Painting Cornwall #2                     12
     Sat 1     11am – 4pm         Drawing Saturday*/**           Costume Figure Drawing                   12    Tue 24   11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                A Glass of Absinthe with Gauguin,        15
                                                                                                                                                                      Lautrec and Van Gogh
     Tue 4     11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                     Maternal Bonds – Display Introduction    15
                                                                                                                Thu 26 6 – 8pm            Lates*/**                   Loaf – Shaping Sourdough and Space       11
     Thu 6     6 – 8pm            Lates*/**                      Life-drawing with Spirited Bodies        11
                                                                                                                Sat 28   11am – 4pm       Adult Painting Course*/**   Painting Cornwall #3                     12
     Sat 8     1.30 – 4pm         Writing Workshop*/**           Seven Ages                               13
                                                                                                                Sun 29 2.30 – 3.30pm      Gallery Tour                Main Galleries                           15
     Sun 9     2.30 – 3.30pm      Gallery Tour                   Main Galleries                           15
                                                                                                                APRIL
                                                                 Queering the Collection in LGBTQ+
     Tue 11    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                                                              15    Tue 1    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                A Trip to the Normandy Coast             15
                                                                 History Month
                                                                                                                Thurs 2 6 – 8pm           Lates*/**                   Working Clasp                            11
     Thu 13 12noon – 12.30pm Workshop                            Walk and Draw                            12
                                                                                                                Sat 4    11am – 4pm       Drawing Saturdays*/**       Architectural Forms                      12
     Sun 16 2.30 – 3.30pm         Gallery Tour                   Coin Gallery                             15
                                                                                                                         1.30 – 4pm       Writing Workshop*/**        Light and Land                           13
                                                                 Queering the Collection in LGBTQ+
     Tue 18    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                                                              15    Tue 7    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                (Home and Away) French Painting in       15
                                                                 History Month
                                                                                                                                                                      the 17th century
     Thu 20 6 – 8.15pm            Arts Society Lecture           Albrecht Dürer's Visit to the            13
                                  Evening**                      Netherlands in 1520                            Thu 9    12noon – 12.30pm Workshop                    Walk and Draw                            12
     Sun 23 2.30 – 3.30pm         Gallery Tour                   Main Galleries                           15    Fri 10                                                GALLERY CLOSED – Good Friday
                                                                 Cornwall as Crucible –                         Sun 12 GALLERY OPEN       NO GALLERY TOUR             EASTER DAY                               15
     Tue 25    11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                                                              15
                                                                 Exhibition Introduction                        Tue 15   11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                The Crucifixion in Renaissance Art       15
                                                                 Embarrassing: a Guide to Writing               Sun 19 2.30 – 3.30pm      Gallery Tour                Coin Gallery                             15
               6 – 8pm            Lates*                                                                  10
                                                                 and Editing Queer Love Poetry
                                                                                                                Tue 21   11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                Mother Earth Day: Exploring Aphrodite    15
                                                                                                                Wed 22 1.10 – 2pm         Lunchtime Lecture           The Artist’s Voice                        5
      * Booking essential ** Charges apply
                                                                                                                                          Arts Society Lecture                                                 13
                                                                                                                Thu 23 6 – 8.15pm                                     The Corkscrew – A Thing of Beauty
                                                                                                                                          Evening**
                                                                                                                Sun 26 2.30 – 3.30pm      Gallery Tour                Main Galleries                           15
                                                                                                                Tue 29   11.30am & 1.15pm Gallery Talk                Venetian Artists                         15
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