The Great Grey

An exhibition & auction to fund art workshops for people with dementia.

24th May — 16th June 2019

The Great Grey is a creative project for people with dementia and their carers that launched in 2018 with seed funding from Age Unlimited. Based at the Hart Club — a gallery and project space dedicated to championing neurodiversity with the Arts — where weekly art workshops have flourished under the guidance of art psychotherapist Cressida Brotherstone. Continue reading “The Great Grey”

Every Picture Tells a Story

24 May 2019

As part of this year’s first Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia, there will be a screening of Every Picture Tells a Story on Friday 24 May, 4.00-5.45pm at the Saatchi Gallery, with popcorn and refreshments provided.  Directed by William Scott’s son James Scott, it is the true life experience of Scott.

Tickets are free and available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saatchi-daw-movieevery-picture-tells-a-story-life-of-william-scott-ra-tickets-60226190156

Friday 24 May
4.00-5.45pm

Saatchi Gallery

Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London
SW3 4RY

Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia

20 – 26 May 2019

The William Scott Foundation are proud of their support of the Alzheimer’s Society, with William Scott’s works used as a source of inspiration in workshops organised by Creating with Dementia.

This year the first Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia takes place during Dementia Action Week. The Festival, organised by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance (RBKC DAA), is the first of its kind in the area. The wide range of events on offer during the week have been specially tailored for people living with dementia and their carers.

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William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko

[Mary with Blue Bowl], 1938 or 1939
29th March  2019
Talk: William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko
with Jon Benington, Manager, Victoria Art Gallery 

This talk explores Scott’s path from figuration to abstraction, ranging from 1928 as a precocious 15-year old schoolboy in Northern Ireland, leading up to 1953 when he met and befriended Mark Rothko in New York. Coming from a working class background, Scott developed an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, whilst gravitating towards the most progressive developments in French and American art. Continue reading “William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko”

World Poetry Day at Tate St Ives

Mackerel on a Plate, 1952

For World Poetry Day, Tate St Ives have produced postcards with poems by the poet Ella Frears.

This is to coincide with selected works, including Mackerel on a Plate, 1952, currently hanging with Frear’s poems beside them.

Some poems draw on Frear’s experience of growing up in St Ives, while other works are written from the perspective of the objects. Continue reading “World Poetry Day at Tate St Ives”