Unleash your inner artist for a night of arts, crafts, workshops, talks, music and cocktails at Guildhall Art Gallery’s next late event, inspired by the launch of new exhibition, Sublime Symmetry. Attendees will have the chance to discover over 80 works by the Victorian Ceramicist, William De Morgan, as well as indulge in all manner of inspired activities. Cocktail specialists, the Anthologist, will be on hand to provide refreshments for the evening.
Fantastical Flights of Artistic Fancy
Take an artistic journey with Rachel Gadsden inspired by the creative and imaginary worlds of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William De Morgan. Gadsden will guide you through expressionist drawing and painting processes to create a vibrant and dynamic panel using acrylic paint and collage enabling you to take away your own artwork.
Create a De Morgan-inspired creature
Combine your inner artist and your mathematical aptitude to create your own clay creature, as a tribute to the intricate designs of William De Morgan.
Wear your love of De Morgan’s designs on your face with Squiggle and Wiggles, who are bringing their face art magic to the Gallery.
“It is easier to square a circle than to get round a mathematician”: the wit and wisdom of Augustus De Morgan
Learn more about De Morgan’s father, Augustus, an accomplished mathematician, in a talk from Dr June Barrow-Green. Though he did not follow in his father’s footsteps, William was nonetheless skilled in the study.
Join a magical adventure exploring the fantastical beasts and the fairy-tales of De Morgan's sister, Mary, in a session sure to conjure images of William De Morgan’s vivid ceramics.
Relax in a beanbag and take a moment to calm the mind with some mindful colouring. inspired by De Morgan’s intricate patterns.
Exhibition Curator Sarah Hardy will also be offering 15-minute introductions to the exhibition and highlight particular works.