Photography & performance event: Living Paintings

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See H&MI Group recreate two Old Master paintings from the Hatton Collection

Drunkeness of Noah


Saturday 4 May

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Painting 1: The Lamentation, after Hugo van der Goes, Live 11am – 12pm 

Painting 2: The Drunkenness of Noah, by Camillo Procaccini, Live 2 – 3pm


Donations welcome, free entry


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The Hatton Gallery have been working with local Historical & Mythical Imagery Group (H&MI group) to recreate two paintings featured in the exhibition A Philosophy for Teaching Art: The Development of the Hatton Collection.

Join us on 4 May to see and hear the group as they explore the stories behind the paintings and attempt to photographically recreate two Old Master paintings from the Hatton’s Collection: The Lamentation and the Drunkenness of Noah, live in the gallery, with real people and props!

The H&MI group have been busy painting backdrops and making costumes - and practicing their poses – but they still need a little help…they would appreciate friendly and helpful comments and suggestions from the public as they work!

Both paintings will be on display at the Hatton until 18 May 2019. 

Get involved: 

Sew brilliant: Costume-making workshops

Can you sew, even just a little bit? Come and help us make the costumes featured in the paintings, which will be used during the event.

Workshops will take place prior to the event and are an opportunity to get involved, meet new people and work with experienced textile producers to recreate the costumes and outfits visible in The Lamentation and the Drunkenness of Noah.

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