03/03/2021

We can't wait to welcome you back this spring

We are very excited to open Charleston soon 🗝️

Thanks to the support of everyone who donated to, and shared, our Art Happens campaign to #ReopenCharleston, we are working hard to welcome visitors back safely this spring in line with the latest government guidance.

Just in time to see the tulips and daffodils bloom, our garden will open on 2 April. Following the latest government announcement around the easing of restrictions in England, we plan to open our house from 19 May, if government guidance allows it.

On 19 May we also plan to open our galleries with new exhibitions featuring two brilliant women artists, Nina Hamnett and Lisa Brice. Read on to discover how, a century apart, both artists reclaimed the role of the muse through their evocative paintings and drawings.

Tickets to our garden and exhibitions will be available to book via our website soon.

Meanwhile, we are working with the team at Art Fund and suppliers to produce your rewards and will be in touch with more information about when they will on their way’

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported our campaign. We've come a long way together we can't wait to see you soon! 👋

L-R: The Landlady, 1918 by Nina Hamnett (1890-1956); Private Collection; Photo: Bridgeman Images. 'Untitled', 2020 by Lisa Brice. Copyright Lisa Brice; Courtesy the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Salon 94, New York; Photo by Mark Blower.

Nina Hamnett and Lisa Brice exhibitions 

A celebrated artist in the Paris and London art scenes of the early 20th century, Nina Hamnett was a central figure in the modernist art movements of the time yet her work has, in recent times, remained little known and unseen.

Featuring works that span three decades, this first retrospective of Nina Hamnett explores her role at the heart of the British-French exchange of art and ideas through her intimate portraits and carefully crafted compositions.

Discover more about the exhibition here.

In a new series of work, South African artist Lisa Brice explores her interest in transitional states – the line between interior and exterior, public and private, artist and model.

Echoing works by modern artists such as Manet, Degas and Picasso, Brice’s latest work challenges and reinterprets traditional depictions of the female nude and interrogates the male gaze which has dominated Western art for centuries.

Discover more about the exhibition here.

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