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What's On > Talk: The story behind portraiture

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Venue details: Drawing Room
Date: Thursday 7th November, 2019
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Cost: 12
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Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100
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For as long as people have been making art we have been finding ways to depict ourselves, through the art form known as portraiture... But what is a portrait - And why are we so obsessed with recording the appearance of ourselves?

Our Museum Learning Co-ordinator, Eleonore Pearson, believes portraits have always been much more than just a visual record. Join her as she discusses this through exploring a selection of portrait paintings from our largely unseen art collection.

This talk will end with a small interactive drawing activity. No drawing ability is needed to take part in this activity; it is simply a playful drawing game that aims to prompt human interaction. 

Eleonore Pearson studied Fine Art at university, with a focus on portraiture and conceptual art. She has been working in the arts, culture and heritage sector for the past 8 years and has continued to explore her own artistic practice of portraiture; occasionally exhibiting her work and running workshops or talks.