Online talks: The Harley Gallery

As Nottinghamshire’s Harley Gallery forges ahead with plans for the opening of a new exhibition, an online talk has been arranged to give visitors a preview of the celebrated collection.
The Jerwood Collection: A Curator’s Choice will be travelling from London to the gallery, which sits within the historic ducal Welbeck estate, for an exclusive year-long exhibition. A free online talk will be held online on 26 March to give visitors the opportunity to get a virtual preview prior to its opening.

The talk forms part of a new series of online lunchtime talks to give visitors the chance to get an insight into the world of The Portland Collection museum from the comfort of their own home.
The series begins with Magnifying Miniatures on 26 February. Karen Hearn, former Curator at the Tate, will be talking about her favourite miniature portraits from The Portland Collection and will reveal the stories behind them.

It is hoped that The Harley Gallery will be able to re-open in the spring with a new exhibition The Jerwood Collection: A Curator’s Choice. An online talk – A Curator’s Choice – on 26 March will introduce the art that will form the new exhibition. Director of the Jerwood Collection, Lara Wardle, will talk about looking after the private art collection and share her thoughts about some of her favourite pieces within the show.

It will be the collection’s first ever residency and is programmed to run for a year from this spring, once lockdown restrictions are lifted. It encompasses four exhibitions led by four different curators and will feature works by renowned 20th-century British artists including L S Lowry, Barbara Hepworth, Walter Sickert, and Sir Stanley Spencer RA. There will also be works by leading contemporary artists.

A third online talk – Desserts for a Duchess – will take place on 30 April. Philippa Glanville, OBE, will be sharing her knowledge about historic silver plate and the history of dining when she talks about The Portland Collection’s silver. The silver collection was amassed by the Dukes of Portland and their families over 400 years.

* The 30-minute lunchtime talks are free. Places can be booked over the phone on 01909 501 700. Those interested in joining are invited to register their interest via email info@harleygallery.co.uk

More information: www.harleygallery.co.uk

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) Winter Landscape, 1952, Jerwood Collection © Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust

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