Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.00 - 17.00
Last entry at 16.30
Closed- 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan
Also closed 7 Jan-15 Jan for conservation
Open on bank holidays, 10:00 - 17:00
Admission is free
Join artist Emily Allchurch and Sir John Soane’s Museum’s Curator Joanna Tinworth for an intimate talk in the exhibition space. Allchurch will discuss her exhibition Visions of Architectural Fancy and the ways in which the museum and its collection have inspired her artworks.
Allchurch uses photography and digital collage to reconstruct and reimagine Old Master paintings. The artist extensively photographs existing buildings and landscapes before splicing together multiple images to create a seamless new ‘fictional space’. Three of Allchurch’s light box artworks are included in a new exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum. These three artworks were closely inspired by significant works in the Museum’s collections, painted by Joseph Michael Gandy and Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
The artist and curator talk will take place in the Foyle Space, where guests can view Allchurch’s artworks alongside a unique presentation of an engraving by Piranesi.
The talk will begin at 2:30pm prompt and last for 30 minutes. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access is not always straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7405 2107.