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Events and Workshops

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or email bookings@munningsmuseum.org.uk

The Munnings Art Museum events programme 2019
is kindly supported by:

Drop-in Drawing and Painting with the Norwich and Norfolk Art Circle
Saturday 15th June
10am-4pm
FREE: Booking not required – just turn up with your sketchbook, pencils and paints.

At the age of 19, Alfred Munnings joined the Norwich and Norfolk Art Circle.
Come and join current members of the NNAC drawing and painting in the museum grounds.

Curator’s Talk: Munnings and the First World War
Wednesday 19th June
12pm-1pm
£12

Dr Bill Teatheredge focuses on the dramatic changes in Munnings’ personal and professional life, 1914-1919. Includes admission to the museum from 2pm.

Curator’s Tour

Wednesday 26th June
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Workshop: Equestrian Art Basics
Thursday 27th June
10am-3pm
£85
Lunch included

Learn the basic steps needed to draw and paint horses successfully with this introductory session. Materials provided.

Workshop: Painting Horses from Life
Friday 28th June and Saturday 29th June
9.30am – 4pm
£90 per day (come on one or both days)
Lunches, tea and coffee included

Work with live models in the grounds of the museum. All abilities.
You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.

Music in the Garden
Sunday 30th June

12pm onwards
FREE

Mike, Sandy and Jeff
Harmony singing trio – American Country and Bluegrass.

Curator’s Tour **FULLY BOOKED

Friday 5th July
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Workshop: Painting Plein Air at Mendham Mill
Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July
9.30am – 4pm
£90 per day (come on one or both days)
Lunches, tea and coffee included

Be inspired by the views seen from Munnings’ birthplace on the river Waveney. All abilities. You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.

We are also offering painting places only, limited to 25 people: £50 per day. Includes some feedback from the tutor, no refreshments provided.

Music in the Garden
Sunday 7th July

12pm onwards
FREE

The One Tree Hillbillies
American Bluegrass music band

Behind the Lines Special Exhibition Private View with Brough Scott
Wednesday 10th July
6-8.30pm
£25
Glass of wine + exhibition entry included

In this exclusive evening opening, horse-racing journalist Brough Scott talks about his grandfather,
General ‘Galloper’ Jack Seely and his relationship with Alfred Munnings.

Music in the Garden
Sunday 14th July

12pm onwards
FREE

Alan and Jeff
Traditional English / Scottish / Irish music.

Curator’s Tour **FULLY BOOKED**

Wednesday 17th July
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Art & Elegance: Rolls Royce Concours with P & A Wood
Sunday 21st July
10am – 4pm
FREE

P&A Wood, authorised Rolls-Royce and Bentley Heritage Dealers, bring a day of automobile elegance into the grounds of the museum.

The event is free for spectators and we recommend viewing the cars between 11am to 2pm when they will be on show in the museum grounds.

Curator’s Tour (Evening)

Friday 26th July
6.30-8pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Music in the Garden
Sunday 28th July

12pm onwards
FREE

East Creek Union
American old-time and Bluegrass duo.

Behind the Lines: 3-Day Painting event

A First World War camp scene is being re-created in the grounds of the museum.

Day 1: Workshop: Equestrian Art Basics
Tuesday 30th July
10am-3pm
£85
Lunch included

Learn the basic steps needed to draw and paint horses with this introductory session. Materials provided.

Day 2: Workshop: Painting from Life
Wednesday 31st July
9.30am – 4pm
£100
Lunches, tea and coffee included

Using the camp scene with its live models develop your equestrian and plein air painting.
You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.

Day 3: Invited Artists Painting Day
Thursday 1st August
9.30am – 4pm
FREE to watch

An opportunity to see some of our best equestrian and plein air painters tackle the camp tableau.
The completed pictures will be on display at the museum during October and available for purchase.

Curator’s Talk: The Life and Work of Sir Alfred Munnings
Wednesday 14th August
12pm-1pm
£12

Marcia Whiting, Curatorial Associate, provides an overview of Alfred Munnings’ life and work.
Includes admission to the museum from 2pm.

Curator’s Tour
Thursday 15th August
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

House of Dreams: 3-Day Painting Event

Be inspired by Castle House and its surroundings a century on from when Munnings found the home he called the ‘house of my dreams’.

Workshop: Plein Air Basics
Thursday 15th August
10am-3pm
£85
Lunch included

Learn the basic steps needed to draw and paint outside successfully with this introductory session.
Some materials and equipment provided.

Workshop: Painting Plein Air at Castle House
Friday 16th August
9.30am – 4pm
£90 per day
Lunches, tea and coffee included

Improve your plein air painting with the support of a tutor.
You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.

Family Art Activity (4yrs +)
Friday 16th August
10am-3pm (30 minute timed slots)
£5

Take part in our collaborative mystery picture activity. All abilities.
Once you arrive you can spend as long as you like making art. As guidance, we advise 45 – 90 minutes to complete the set task.
Materials provided.

House of Dreams: Mini Plein Air Painting Competition
Saturday 17th August
9.30am-6pm
Entry fee: £10 / Under 18s: £5
Rules and Regulations apply

Capture the spirit of Castle House in the 21st century, 100 years after Sir Alfred Munnings made it his home.
You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.
All abilities.

Prizes awarded at 5pm
£100 cash / £20 art materials

Everyone welcome to attend the judging and buy works of art for sale from the competition.

Words + Pictures: Children’s Summer Art Activities (6-12yrs)

Three days of storytelling, picture making, drama and bookmaking activities inspired by the gypsy paintings of Alfred Munnings.

Wednesday 21st August: with special guest Richard O’Neill
Richard O’Neill is a sixth generation storyteller in the Travelling tradition with a passion for sharing traditional and contemporary tales.

10am-11.30am
Storytelling only for children and adults, all welcome
£5 per person (one accompanying adult per child free)

12pm-2pm
Art and drama activities
£25 (includes the morning storytelling session)
Please bring a packed lunch if you are staying all day.

Wednesday 22nd + Thursday 23rd August
10am-2pm
£25 per day
Please bring a packed lunch

Curator’s Tour
Bank Holiday Monday 26th August
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Curator’s Tour
Wednesday 28th August
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Curator’s Tour
Saturday 31st August
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Curator’s Talk: Munnings and the First World War
Thursday 12th September
12pm-1pm
£12

Dr Bill Teatheredge focuses on the dramatic changes in Munnings’ personal
and professional life, 1914-1919. Includes admission to the museum from 2pm.

Love Dedham: Plein Air Painting Competition
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September
9.30am-3.30pm
Entry fee: £20 for one day / £35 for two days

Inspired by Munnings’ love of Dedham and its Vale, the heart of the village has been added to the river bank locations of previous competitions.
Take part on one or both days. All abilities – beginners welcome.
Overall cash prize of £250. Prizes to be awarded at 6.30pm on Saturday.

Love Dedham: Exhibition + Secret Auction
Saturday 14th September
6-8pm
FREE includes a glass of wine

All works completed during the competition will be on display
and a secret auction will take place. All welcome to view and bid!

Curator’s Tour
Wednesday 18th September
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Munnings Birthday Lecture: Lucinda Hawksley
Charles Dickens and his Circle
Dedham Assembly Rooms
Wednesday 8th October
7-8pm
£10

In his youth, Munnings was inspired to draw from the books he read, a favourite author being Charles Dickens.
Dickens’ great great great granddaughter, author Lucinda Hawksley, talks about Dickens and his Circle.

Curator’s Tour **FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 9th October
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Curator’s Tour
Wednesday 30th October
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Curator’s Tour
Saturday 3rd November
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.