Sit back, relax and reflect upon the features and personalities of the well-known achievers, game changers and radicals surrounding you in the Saloon Galleries in a week of activities from sketching to specialist talks.
Pick up a pencil or an iPad to join a sketchbook tour of the exhibition which includes works of art by David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron and Henry Moore. Or if words are your passion, let the portraits of wordsmiths Alan Bennett, Joanne Harris and Simon Armitage fire your imagination and guide your creative writing.
Take the opportunity to meet Beningbrough’s House and Collections Manager for a walk and talk to discover what goes on behind the scenes looking after an 18th century hall and its collection. Or hear from the National Trust Regional Curator to understand how we curate contemporary exhibitions in historic settings and find out a little more about the future plans for Beningbrough Hall as it continues to evolve.
Set in the impressive Saloon Galleries, the week of activities will stimulate your creative thinking and give you a deeper insight into the current exhibition and the exciting direction for Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. The wide selection of artworks currently on loan are from the National Portrait Gallery, the Arts Council Collection, Olivia Hemingway – a working artist in Yorkshire – and York Art Gallery and sit alongside personal narratives and interactives, encouraging you to think about the typical character traits most associated with God’s Own County.
Activities run from Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 May 2019 and vary each day:
- Tuesday – Join the House and Collections Manager for a walk and talk to discover what goes on behind the scenes looking after an 18th century hall and its collection.
- Wednesday – Grab a pencil or an iPad for a sketchbook tour using the exhibition as your inspiration. Use traditional materials or try something new with the latest technology.
- Thursday – On a rare chance, meet the National Trust Regional Curator to understand how we curate contemporary exhibitions in historic settings and find out a little more about the future plans for Beningbrough Hall as it continues to evolve.
- Friday – Relax, reflect and draw from the art on the walls around you to fire up your imagination for creative writing sessions.
All activities suit all experiences and abilities, so take some time out for you and come and have a go. All materials will be provided. You can sign up to a short session on the day, times will run through the afternoon.
Yorkshire! Achievement, Grit and Controversy in the Saloon Galleries at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens runs until Sunday 3 November 2019. Plan your visit at nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough or keep up to date on social media @NTBeningbrough.