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The poetry of drawing forum

In conjunction with ‘The poetry of drawing: Pre-Raphaelite designs, studies and watercolours’

Image: John Everett Millais (1829–96), Study of the head of Elizabeth Siddal for ‘Ophelia’ 1852, pencil on paper, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery © Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Saturday 18 June 2011, 10.30am

Duration 3 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

The poetry of drawing artist demonstrations

Demonstrations of techniques displayed in the exhibition

Image: John Brett Gentian 1862 (detail), watercolour on paper. The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead, Wirral

Saturday 9, 16 July 2011, 12pm


Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Coffee morning

The poetry of drawing

Thursday 23 June & Tuesday 19 July 2011, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Printmaking workshop – Poetry of drawing

[CANCELLED]

Image: Dante Gabrielle Rossetti (1828-82), Study of Jane Morris for 'Mnemosyne’ 1876 (detail), pastel on paper © private collection c/o Christie’s Images Ltd, 2010

Saturday 23 July 2011, 10.15am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

The mirror crack’d from side to side

Pre-Raphaelite depictions of The Lady of Shalott

Image: Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914), ‘Oh, what’s that in the hollow, so pale, I quake to follow?’ ‘Oh, that’s a thin dead body, which waits the eternal term.’ 1893 (detail), watercolour with gum and scratching-out on paper, Royal Watercolour Society

Saturday 30 July 2011, 11.00am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Wednesday night drawing workshops – for schools

In conjunction with ‘The poetry of drawing’

Wednesdays 4pm
13, 20, 27 July, 3 Aug 2011


Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

The poetry of drawing exhibition talks

Expert insights into Pre-Raphaelite designs, studies and watercolours

Image: Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914), ‘Oh, what’s that in the hollow, so pale, I quake to follow?’ ‘Oh, that’s a thin dead body, which waits the eternal term.’ 1893 (detail), watercolour with gum and scratching-out on paper, Royal Watercolour Society

Wednesdays 5.30pm
22 June, 13 July – 3 August 2011


Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

The poetry of drawing celebrity events

Wednesday night talks on themes in the exhibition

Image: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Study of Jane Morris for ‘Mnemosyne’ 1876 (detail) © Private collection c/o Christie’s Images Ltd 2010

Wednesdays 13 July – 3 August 2011, 6.30pm


Location: Entrance court
Free

Wednesday night drawing workshop

In conjunction with ‘The poetry of drawing’

Wednesdays 6pm
13, 20, 27 July, 3 Aug 2011


Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

The poetry of drawing lecture series

The Pre-Raphaelites, their circle and their publics

Image: William Morris (1834–96), Design for a printed textile: ‘Wey’ 1882-83 (detail), pencil and watercolour heightened with white bodycolour on paper, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery © Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Fridays 1.30pm
1 July – 5 August 2011


Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Victorian paintings guided tour

A collection tour in conjunction with ‘The poetry of drawing’

Image: Ford Madox Brown Chaucer at the court of Edward III 1847–51 (detail)

Wednesdays and Saturdays 2.30pm
18 Jun – 3 Sep 2011

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free

The poetry of drawing guided tour

An introduction to the exhibition, followed by an optional, brief tour of Victorian paintings from the collection

Image: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Study of Jane Morris for ‘Mnemosyne’ 1876 (detail) © Private collection c/o Christie’s Images Ltd, 2010

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 7.15pm
20 June – 4 September 2011

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free