2018 – EVENTS
JUNE – GALLERY LECTURE: A PATRON SAINT: Wilfred Evill collected works by Spencer – but also by many other artists in an eclectic way. Art Historian James Rawlin, who worked on the sale of his works for Sotheby’s, examines his collecting philosophy. Thursday June 28 at 19.00
JULY Thursday July 12 19.00 GALLERY LECTURE: A PATRON SAINT: Sir Edward Marsh Author David Boyd Haycock (Crisis of Brilliance) on ‘Eddie’ Marsh and the patrons who collected the work of Spencer and his contemporaries. Sir Edward Marsh was well connected (he was Winston Churchill’s Private Secretary) and a great supporter of poets and artists. Offering essential backing in his fledgling career we look at Marsh’s collecting.
AUGUST Monday August 13 10.30 ( limited spaces) £5.00
THE COOKHAM PATRONS WALK: with Ann Danks. We walk the paths to the homes of his major local patrons, Gerard Sheil, Mary Corbel and Michael Westropp.
As we walk the paths that Spencer trod to reach the homes of his local supporters, Gallery archivist Ann Danks will talk about the importance of these people in his life. Many locals owned Spencer’s works and commissioned portraits and landscapes, but the most important lived in Englefield (Pound Lane), Rowborough (Terry’s Lane) and at the Vicarage in Churchgate. Others were dotted around the village. We wil start and end at the Gallery and cross fields and footpaths – so stout shoes are advisable. It will not be suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
SEPTEMBER Wednesday September 12th 19.00 GALLERY LECTURE: BUILDINGS and BEER: Historian Keith Parry and archivist Ann Danks look at the significance to Cookham and to Spencer of the old brewery buildings in Cookham.
NOVEMBER Wednesday November 7 GALLERY LECTURE: EXHIBITION CHANGE to showcase the paintings and drawings held by the Gallery: Carolyn Leder, Gallery Adviser and former Trustee highlights the role of people, place and ‘notions’ in Spencer’s life. Pre-opening view of new exhibition.
Exhibition opens to public Thursday November 8 at 11am
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