Behind Closed Doors: A Biography of Romney’s House

A Biography of Romney’s House

21 June to 15 October 2017
  • Free
    First Floor Gallery

Behind Closed Doors:

A Biography of Romney’s House

This exciting new exhibition will bring to life the story of Romney’s House on Holly Bush Hill, an iconic local building that has been immortalised in art, and has been home to some of the most creative minds of the last three centuries, including artist George Romney, best-selling Victorian cook book author Maria Rundell, architect Clough Williams-Ellis, musician Raymond Russell and the Faradays, owners of Star Studios who made recordings for Radio Luxembourg.

Co-curated by former Romney’s House resident Marilyn Mountford (nee Faraday), the exhibition will focus on the residence of acclaimed 18th century artist George Romney, and will look at each of the house’s significant eras after, through artwork, objects and installations, including an original book of sketches by Romney, kindly loaned by the Victorian & Albert Museum.