Constable´s love of Hampstead and the Heath is largely overlooked but, now, as the second centenary of his first visit there approaches, we are staging a new exhibition that will redress the balance, thanks to a grant of almost £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). We will be marking the event this year with a major six-month exhibition of seven of Constable’s original works on display just steps from the views that inspired them, kindly lent by the Victoria and Albert Museum
An accompanying exhibition, Imaging and Imagining the Heath will explore Constable´s legacy by also drawing from Burgh House´s existing collection including works by CRW Nevinson, Donald Towner and Duncan Grant to reflect the development of village and Heath through the artworks of those it has inspired.
The period leading up to the exhibition is an exciting time for Burgh House, involving a number of new projects, including:
Support team BH! With considerably less talent than team GB, but by no means less enthusiasm, the Burgh House squad are cycling, hiking and camping their way from Constable’s birthplace to his resting place in just four days from 20th September. To support the House and for a warm fuzzy feeling sponsor us here! And don’t forget to follow our progress on Twitter
Constable Education Programme:
From January-March 2013, we will be running free Constable education sessions at Burgh House for local year 6 primary school groups, and year 7 and year 10/11 Gifted and Talented groups. Please get in touch with us to book.
|Explore the Constable project on our History Pin page! Lots more collections will be added over the course of the exhibition, so keep coming back!|