Something for the weekend...

Have you seen Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories yet?

Filmed by her son, film-maker Nick Willing, the documentary shares a unique insight into the life and work of Paula Rego. Notoriously private and guarded, Rego opens up for the first time, surprising her son with secrets and stories of her unique life, battling fascism, a misogynistic art world and manic depression.

Willing combines a huge archive of home movies and family photographs with interviews spanning 60 years and in-depth studies of Rego at work in her studio. What emerges is a powerful personal portrait of an artist whose legacy will survive the years, graphically illustrated in pastel, charcoal and oil paint.

The documentary is still available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Did you know that if you donate £450 to our campaign, you will be invited to a special screening of the documentary followed by a Q&A with Nick Willing, where you can ask all those burning questions about Rego's life and work!

You will also receive a limited edition ceramic plate and tickets for you and a friend to attend the opening preview of the exhibition.

With just two days left to donate to our project,  we really need your help to make art happen and bring this legend of figurative art to Jerwood Gallery!

Donate to make it happen

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Image credit: 

Paula and The Flying Mermaids

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© Nick Willing