Online Talk and Workshop: concealment, behind the deception

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 6 – 7.30pm

Free, online; booking essential

Can we tell a story of concealment by bringing four artworks together?

In the first of two online workshops, Arts Educator Jon Sleigh reframes four pieces from the Barber’s collection to explore themes of hidden stories and deceptions.

Behind the beauty, a number of artworks explore deception – pieces you know and love can hold powerful stories under the surface. What can we find hiding in plain sight?

In this workshop, we will bring together artworks never seen alongside each other in the Barber’s physical galleries, using the online space to curate our own choices and conversation.

Learn more about Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s painting, Paolo and Francesca (1814-20), or delve into Dressing for the Masquerade (1790) by Thomas Rowlandson.

All levels and abilities are welcome.

This workshop will be hosted via Zoom; available to anyone, 18+.

Donations are welcome and can be made during the booking process and via contactless Goodbox stations in the Barber. Your donations support our learning programmes and paid internships for early-career professionals. Thank you.