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Museums at Night: Watts Gallery Artists’ Village

Saturday 20 May 2017, 4:00 pm9:00 pm

Patricia McCarthy
Patricia McCarthy

Take a unique exhibition tour with poet Patricia McCarthy, winner of the 2012 National Poetry Competition, and a member of the Watts Gallery Artists’ Village Curatorial Team and discover the links between Watts’s work and poetry (4.30, 6.30 & 7.30pm).

Craft activities run from 4 – 9pm, where families can help create a lawn full of plaster horses or join Conservator Katey Corda to paint on plaster to make a fresco on the lawn, inspired by the Monumental Murals exhibition.

Bring your horse sculptures to the Physical Energy Gathering at 5pm in front of the Sculpture Gallery, where you’ll hear poetry readings and can perform your own poems — written at our Poetry Lab (4 – 9pm). And if you’re feeling brave, you can share it with the crowd!

In the evening you can hear live music including a lute player outside the gallery (4 – 9pm) and a new piece of music inspired by Watts’s famous painting Hope, performed by Hugh Winn (tenor) and Daisy Spiers (viola) in front of the painting (6, 7 & 8pm).