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Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
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February 2016

Poetic Landscape – The Etchings of Samuel Palmer

February 27, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom

Samuel Palmer (1805– 81), painter and printmaker, is one of Britain’s greatest artists of the Romantic period. He is perhaps best known for his visionary paintings created during the time he lived in Shoreham, Kent, and his close friendship with the artist, printmaker and poet William Blake (1757–1827). This exhibition of Palmer’s complete etchings shows the playfulness, beauty and complexity of his compositions. Despite creating just thirteen etchings in his lifetime, Palmer’s technical deftness earned him the posthumous reputation as one of Britain’s leading printmakers. The…

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Gravelot: Designing Georgian Britain

February 27, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom

This exhibition in the Upper Bow Room features an extensive collection of drawings by Hubert-François Gravelot from the Gainsborough’s House permanent collection. The majority of these works were produced as designs for prints, book illustrations, decorative arts and other forms of material culture. Gravelot was a prolific draughtsman, who came to London from Paris in 1732, remaining in England until 1745. He became deeply involved in the burgeoning arts scene, joining some of the capital’s leading artists to establish the…

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March 2016

Gainsborough’s Sudbury

March 5, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
John Constable, View of St Peter's Church, Sudbury, 1814, Pencil on Paper

The renowned British artist Thomas Gainsborough, born in Sudbury in 1727, was deeply tied to the area of rural Suffolk in which he grew up. A new exhibition at Gainsborough’s House, entitled Gainsborough’s Sudbury, takes an in-depth look at the characters, buildings and natural features that shaped the formative years of Gainsborough’s childhood. Designed alongside a walking tour leaflet of the same name – available from 5 March 2016 and covering many of Sudbury’s most significant historic sites – this…

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April 2016

Print like Palmer

April 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom

Child £2, Adult £3 (includes admission to the galleries)

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Gravelot: Designing Georgian Britain – Dr Peter Moore

April 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
£8

Coffee & Croissants

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Thomas’s Dissenting Inheritance – Andrew Phillips

April 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
£8
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May 2016

Dutch Landscapes from the Golden Age

May 5, 2016 - July 19, 2016
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
Joris van der Haagen, c.1615-69, View of Cleves, ca.1660, Oil on Canvas

The display of nine landscape paintings from the Dutch Golden Age at Gainsborough’s House is part of an international collaboration with Rijksmuseum Twenthe, a museum and gallery located in the textile city of Enschede in the Netherlands. This year, the Dutch museum shows Gainsborough in His Own Words, Holland’s first exhibition on Thomas Gainsborough, featuring a number of paintings, drawings, books and manuscripts from the Gainsborough’s House collection. Simultaneously, Gainsborough’s House is showing Dutch Landscapes from the Golden Age, a collection…

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William Blake – Study Day

May 6, 2016
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
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Starts 10.30am. Includes talk, lunch and afternoon demonstration.

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William Blake Illustrated Talk – Michael Phillips

May 6, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
£8
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Friends, Relations and Tradesmen: Gainsborough’s Circle – Barry Wall

May 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
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Fantastical Fantasy Worlds

May 31, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom

Child £2, Adult £3 (includes admission to the galleries)

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June 2016

Palmer: Inspiration, Techniques and Legacy – Edward Twohig

June 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
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Face to Face: Portraits from the Andrew Lambirth Collection

June 11, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
Jeffrey Camp, Portrait of Laetitia, Oil on Board

The art critic and author Andrew Lambirth bought his first painting as a student at Nottingham University in the late 1970s. Since then he has built up a collection of paintings, drawings and prints which focuses on the artists he has known and written about. Modern British art is his chief enthusiasm. As he says: ‘I still find it hard to believe that I have on my walls pictures by some of the artists I first read about as a star-struck teenager poring over John Rothenstein’s Modern English Painters.’ Lambirth’s…

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Dale Devereux Barker & Annabel Ridley

June 11, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
Dale Devereux Barker, Watching the Tree, Linocut

Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop welcomes artists and students from all over Britain and Europe to work with expert and enthusiastic tutors. Our professional studio, one of the best facilities of its kind in the country, is proud of the quality of its summer programme and we are delighted that Dale Devereux Barker and Annabel Ridley will again be leading courses this year. Dale Devereux Barker’s work demonstrates his enjoyment and mastery of printmaking techniques. Full of colour and wit, Dale’s…

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July 2016

Breakfast Tour with Louisa Brouwer: Portraits from the Andrew Lambirth Collection

July 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
£8

Tour of the current exhibition Face to Face - Portraits from the Andrew Lambirth Collection with Louisa Brouwer, Keeper of Art and Place Coffee and Croissants included.

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August 2016

Gainsborough’s House Psychedelic Summer of Colour

August 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 30, 2016

Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom

Child £2, Adult £3 (includes admission to the galleries)

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Exploring Lino – Five Day Course

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
£250 – £275

With Dale Devereux Barker £275 (members £250)

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October 2016

The Big Draw

October 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom

Child £2, Adult £3 (includes admission to the galleries)

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October 2018

Masterpieces of 18th Century British Painting

October 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street
Sudbury, CO10 2EU United Kingdom
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£15

Gainsborough’s House is delighted to invite you to the 2nd of two special lectures, kindly given by John Sheeran in support of Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace: A National Centre for Gainsborough. John is a former Curator of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London and has organised exhibitions worldwide. He is well known in East Anglia for his inspirational art talks. A key purpose of his lectures is to encourage people to go and see the original paintings for themselves, so that they…

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