Ben Uri is committed to lifelong learning and engagement with art, and we have a rich adult programme to allow all ages to enjoy art within the gallery.
What’s On – Talking Art, Making Art, Watching Art
Refugees: The Lives of Others
Listen to a lecture on Grete Marks, one of the artists featured in our exhibition, by Dr Katie McGown, curator at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury Kent.
Listen to Daisy, Ruth Sands, Gerta Regensburger and Elia Adler from the University of the Third Age talk about their experiences of migration from Germany and Austria.
Daisy and Gerta’s oral history testimoies also feature in our current exhibition, Refugees: The Lives of Others.
Using Art Differently: Migration and Wellbeing panel discussion.
Art therapists and artists came together with members of the public, including refugees, to explore the role art can and should play in combating trauma, and the responsibilities of galleries like Ben Uri to help. Listen to edited highlights of the panel discussion below.
Panel: Tania Kaczynski and Shan Rixon, art therapists from New Art Studio and practising artist Cedoux Kadima. The event was chaired by Ed Dickenson, Wellbeing Officer at Ben Uri Gallery.
Find the Wellbeing & Migration recording summary here.
Book on to our new season of drawing classes at Ben Uri commencing Wednesday 7th June. Beginners and experienced artists alike are welcome.
This half term we are alternating between Life Drawing, Drawing from Music and Sculptural Head Studies on the following dates:
7th June: Life Drawing
14th June: Drawing from Music
28th June: Sculptural Head Studies
5th July: Life Drawing
12th July: Drawing from Music
19th July: Sculptural Head Studies
All classes run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and participants will enjoy a private, after hours viewing of our current exhibition. Easels and art materials are all provided. Book your place here.
Why not try something new or brush up on your drawing skills with this informal and intimate class. A two hour class led by an experienced tutor along with a professional Life Model.
Drawing from Music
This class explores the links between music and art. Providing opportunity for the practical application of ideas, exercises and experiments, using music as a direct stimulus.
Utilising an eclectic source of music from Jazz to Classical to contemporary, participants will explore mark, gesture and line, and be guided through a visual exploration, interpreting the texture of sound using dynamic exercises and unconventional tools.
Sculptural Head Studies
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience our Sculptural Head Studies class. Participants will have the opportunity to explore different drawing techniques and materials using our current exhibition for inspiration. All exercises will be fun and playful but develop real skills.
Watching Art – Tuesday 9th May at Belsize Square Synagogue
Film showing: PART OF THE STRUGGLE. ART AND POLITICS IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC
Followed by a discussion with distinguished Historian and Author Jonathan Petropoulos, Ph.D who writes about National Socialism and, in particular, the fate of art looted during World War II.
To book call 02076043991
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Limited parking is available on the street. The gallery is well serviced by bus routes and is situated between Swiss Cottage and St. John’s Wood tube stations, and Kilburn High Road Overground station.
What should I bring to the event?
Just your good self as all materials provided.
Who can claim concessionary rates?
Students, those in receipt of state pensions, housing or council tax benefits, those on income support, those claiming jobseekers’ allowance and anyone registered disabled
Is there wheelchair access to the gallery?
There is step-free access to the Ben Uri upper gallery. The nature of the building means that it is not possible for wheelchair users or those with mobility difficulties to access our lower galleries, however we do offer a digital slideshow of all works on display so they can be appreciated by all.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0207 604 3991.