What's On

List of forthcoming events for Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery:

The Imagined Grotto: Grottos in literature, painting and film

Orleans House Gallery

23 July 2019

A hiding space for the prosecuted, a spot for magical powers to unravel, the resting place of a cursed treasure and much more.

Grottos have permeated the imagination beyond the garden, making their way to become a fundamental element in the visual arts, including paintings, illustrations, popular movies, and renowned writings.

This talk, delivered by Art Historian and Artist Florencia Nannetti explores the multiple representations of grottos and the many ingenious ways in which these natural caves have provided the perfect setting for a myriad of stories.

For more information on Grottos Talks series or to book, please visit orleanshousegallery.org or call 0208 831 6000.


Image: Pan's Labyrinth 2006

Digital Grottos: Introduction to iPad Drawing and Painting

Orleans House Gallery

12 September 2019

Using the theme Grottos and Follies, this workshop will explore decorations such as shells and statuary to create a personal and unique environment. Artist Jan Lee Johnson will provide an informal introduction into the world of digital creativity using your iPad. She will guide you through using digital brushes and textures to create extraordinary mark-making and magical effects. At the end of the workshop you will take away a colour print of your final image.

Tuition will cover the basic understanding of the digital apps, including Brushes XP and Procreate. These will need to be downloaded in advance from your App Store. Please bring your own iPad to the workshop.

For more information and to book your place on this exciting workshop, please visit our website or call 0208 831 6000 

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Arts Richmond Events

Buy the poetry anthology 'About Time'

After a very successful evening held at The Mary Wallace Theatre Saturday 29th June the book is now available for purchase.

poetry anthology 'Time'

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