Pond life – curator’s inaugural lecture


Thurs 16 October


The pond at Charleston was the location for celebrations, for play, for theatricals, for alchemy and for quiet contemplation. It is written of in letters and diaries and is repeatedly recorded in Bell’s and Duncan Grant’s work, charting the artists’ developing pictorial styles and depicting different ideas of family and community.

In this illustrated talk, Charleston’s curator Darren Clarke explores the role that the pond played in the artists’ visual culture and family folklore, how it acts as a reservoir of memory and narrative.

£15 includes a glass of mulled cider

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