Artist Rose Fulbright has curated a selection of works including paintings, hand painted furniture, textiles and ceramics using philosophical concepts inspired by William Morris's words – "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."
This exhibition is about instilling a sense of wonder and joy through the analogue, the simple yet powerful combinations of colour and shape that we can use to spark our synapses into a state of calm, yet blissful and energetic delirium. This is a call to action to consider what you surround yourself with, and to question whether it supports or hinders your wellbeing.
On the 19th, there is a Film Screening from the 'Time for Beauty' series written & produced by Vanessa Brassey and directed by EnvisMedia.
Across history, humans have sought to convey the ineffable, imprinting canvases with colours and strokes sourced from Earth's core. Yet, how do these strokes and hues mesmerize, conjuring emotions from joy to sorrow, nostalgia to yearning?
Join the creators of these acclaimed films, made for a series of events at The National Gallery. The broadcast of these shorts raise questions such as "Is Love Moral?" through cinematic explorations of Regret, The Sublime, Euphoria, and Time's role in still imagery.
On the 23rd, there we are hosting The Joy Workshop (families welcome).
Come along and spark your synapses into a state of calm, yet blissful and energetic delirium in this special workshop where you will join our artists for a private tour of the exhibition.
We will then make our own works using watercolour pencils and collage, inspired by the feelings you get from the space.
This workshop is open to all, and we particularly encourage families with children aged 3 and older to join us!