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.
Participants will enjoy a private, after hours viewing of our current exhibition and expert tuition from an experienced art tutor. Easels and art materials are all provided.
Drawing Class- Head Studies: Wednesday 12th April and Wednesday 19th April. Book here
Drawing from Music: Wednesday 26th April, 3rd and 10th May. Book here
Participants will have the opportunity to explore different drawing techniques and materials. Using our new exhibition, Refugees: The Lives of Others, looking at artists such as Frank Auerbach, Rembrandt van Rijn and Grete Marks, for inspiration, as well as try out drawing techniques using a range of perspectives. 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 email@example.com or call us on 0207 604 3991.