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  • Public Art Exhibition in Wessex

    The exhibition ''Thomas Lawrence: Coming of Age'' is the Holburne Museum’s first virtual show and gives fresh insight into the first twenty-five years of one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters it includes an introductory film and rarely seen images together with some of his most celebrated works. Through a selection of twenty-five paintings and drawings, the exhibition considers Lawrence’s self-image as a prodigy, the impact of Bath’s artistic, cultural and commercial life on the young artist’s formation, and the rapid development of his painting technique. Particular attention is given to his perceptive portrayals of children and those on the brink of adulthood, as well as Lawrence’s use of social networks, celebrity, the media and the Royal Academy to grow his business and carry his reputation from Devizes to Bath and thence to London. The exhibition screens from 31 May 2021 - 31 May 2022

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  • Wessex Wyvern Awards 2021

    Announcing the winners »

  • 50 Treasures of the Wessex Area

    This fantastic book highlights some of the lesser known treasures in our Area from Jacobean woodwork to contemporary art, pre-historic structures to small museums which were all proposed by our members.

    Please contact your local society if you would like to buy a copy.

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