Here is a selection of interesting and informative upcoming Talks & Tours at The Lightbox gallery & museum this summer.

A Window into Scottish Art by James Knox
James Knox’s illustrated talk will cover stirring moments in history such as Robert the Bruce and the Highland Clearances; artistic upheavals led by the Glasgow Girls and Boys and the Scottish Colourists.
Wed 25 May, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£12 Adults • £10 Lightbox Members

Behind-The-Scenes-Tour: A Window into Scottish Art: The Ingram & Fleming Collections
Join a Member of the Exhibitions Team for a private tour of an exhibition, discussing artworks on display and how the exhibition was curated.
Wed 8 June, 9.45am – 10.30am
£10 Adults ● £8 Lightbox Members


Women’s Work: Jo Baring and Caroline Walker in conversation
Join us for a discussion around Caroline Walker’s artistic processes as a painter and her intuitive understanding of her subjects. Caroline Walker’s paintings portray women’s lives, suggesting all kinds of stories that are never fully revealed to the viewer.
Wed 29 June, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£12 Adults • £10 Lightbox Members


Caroline Walker (b. 1982), Study for Table Laying, Late Morning, 2020. Oil on paper. The Fleming Collection. © The Artist.

Behind-The-Scenes Tour: Canaletto and Melissa McGill: Performance and Panorama
Join a Member of the Exhibitions Team for a private tour of an exhibition, discussing artworks on display and how the exhibition was curated.
Wed 20 July, 9.45am – 10.30am
£10 Adults ● £8 Lightbox Members


Melissa McGill (b.1969), 'Red Regatta (Coppa del Presidente della Repubblica, San Giorgio Maggiore)', 2019. Archival pigment print. © Melissa McGill Maz

Canaletto at the National Gallery
this talk will explore the artist’s life and work through the prism of our national collection. Dr Francesca Whitlum-Cooper is The Myojin-Nadar Associate Curator of Paintings at The National Gallery, London, where she works on 17th and 18th-century paintings.
Thurs 21 July, 7.00pm - 8.00pm. Doors open at 6.30pm
£12 Adults • £10 Lightbox Members


Canaletto (1697 – 1768),Venice The Feast Day of Saint Roch, about 1735, oil on canvas © The National Gallery

Art History Talks: The Thames in Art
The Thames has been the trading heart of London, a source of entertainment, the location for ice fairs, and the cause of the Great Stink. Laurence will explore how, over many centuries, the Thames has been the inspiration for generations of artists.
Sat 3 September 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
£15 Adults ● £12 Lightbox Members and Students


The Thames © James Tissot

The Fry Art Gallery: ‘Great Bardfield Shows Beautiful Things’
Join Gordon Cummings, Chairman and long-time trustee of The Fry Art Gallery as he explores the history of The Fry Art Gallery and the impressive art collection it houses.
Thurs 8 September, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£12 Adults • £10 Lightbox Members


Eric Ravilious (1903-42) Rye Harbour, 1938 Pencil and watercolour. Image courtesy of the Ingram Collection

Behind-The-Scenes Tour: Canaletto and Melissa McGill: Performance and Panorama
Join a Member of the Exhibitions Team for a private tour of an exhibition, discussing artworks on display and how the exhibition was curated. Advance booking required.
Wed 14 September, 9.45am – 10.30am
£10 Adults ● £8 Lightbox Members


Canaletto (1697-1768) The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice c.1740, oil on canvas © Manchester Art Gallery Bridgeman Images

Canaletto in England – At home abroad
Sian Walters examines a lesser-known period in the life of the greatest view painter of Venice, Giovanni Antonio Canale otherwise known as Canaletto.
Thurs 22 Sept, 7.00pm - 8.00pm. Doors open at 6.30pm
£12 Adults • £10 Lightbox Members


Siân Walters

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