Exhibitions - The Geffrye Museum

HOME AND GARDEN
PART 3 (1914-1960): 20 February – 24 June 2007
PART 4 (1960-present): 16 October 2007 – 4 February 2008
This major exhibition will explore the representation of urban domestic interiors and gardens in paintings during the twentieth century. It will pick up where the Geffrye’s acclaimed exhibitions of the same name, which covered the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, left off. Again, the focus will be on the valued domestic spaces of the middle-classes rather than those of Royalty or the aristocracy. It will bring together pieces from collections across the UK to be shown not simply as works of art, but interpreted as historical documents with detailed evidence for understanding the nature of middle-class domestic interiors and gardens. Works by both famous artists, including David Hockney, Carol Weight, Paul Nash and Patrick Caulfield, and those who are less well-known, will be displayed in two groups of about 40 paintings and drawings. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-colour catalogue.

CERAMICS IN THE CITY
21 September - 23 September 2007
A selling fair featuring the work of potters in a riot of colour, texture, shape, style and technique. This event will provide a unique opportunity to view work by some of the leading ceramicists in the country, as well as new emerging talents, in a central London venue. An exciting range of work will be on display, from classic tableware, lamps and other domestic objects to innovative, decorative pieces. Visitors will have the opportunity not just to view and buy a wide range of work, but also to talk to the makers themselves in an informal setting. There will be free demonstrations by selected ceramicists.



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