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Art & Life: The Paintings of Beryl Bainbridge
22 May 2014 - 19 October 2014
East Wing
All too often artists with talent in several fields become recognized for just one. This is the starting point for a journey through the creative life and oeuvre of Beryl Bainbridge, who was best known as a writer, but was also a highly accomplished visual artist. This exhibition shows a selection of Bainbridge's paintings, etchings and drawings, contextualised by material from her novels, and offers the rare opportunity to see a range of her first editions and archival material from the British Library.
Form through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers and Gary Hume
05 June 2014 - 31 August 2014
East Wing Galleries
Contemporary rug and fabric company Christopher Farr has collaborated with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Gary Hume to create new, limited-edition collections around each of the artists’ signature series. Over 20 hand-crafted rugs, tapestries and fabric installations will be on show for the first time offering visitors the chance to see textile art based on the original designs of three complementary colourists from the Bauhaus to Britart eras alongside each other.
Return of the Rudeboy
13 June 2014 - 25 August 2014
Terrace Rooms
An original exhibition created and curated by prolific photographer and filmmaker for music’s most wanted Dean Chalkley and fashion-industry favourite creative director Harris Elliott, which showcases a sartorial subculture through a series of portraits, installations and set pieces.
Time: Tattoo Art Today
03 July 2014 - 05 October 2014
Embankment Galleries
An exhibition presenting original artworks from 70 of the world’s most influential tattoo artists including Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi III, Paul Booth and Mister Cartoon, curated by fellow tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe and publisher Miki Vialetto.
Summer Screen Prints
Film Poster Exhibition
31 July 2014 - 25 August 2014
West Wing
Back for a second year, Summer Screen Prints the Film Poster Exhibition curated by Print Club London presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, based on the films shown in the anniversary season. You can see the poster exhibition before the film begins and buy one of the limited-edition prints for £45 each.
Behind the Screen - Tessa Ross:
Films Of My Life
19 August 2014
The Screening Room
As Head of Film4 Productions, Tessa Ross has overseen the creation of such distinctive successes as Slumdog Millionaire, Four Lions, 12 Years a Slave and Under the Skin. In this special interview, she puts her own work aside to talk about the films that inspired a passion for cinema.
Film4 Summer Screen - BEST OF TEN: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
19 August 2014
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
E.T. comes home! Seven years after Steven Spielberg's heart-warming adventure first graced Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House, the lost and loveable alien returns as winner of our 10th Anniversary vote. There'll be laughter and tears, with childhood memories flooding back as John Williams' memorable music soars into the night sky.
Film4 Summer Screen - UK Premiere: What We Do in the Shadows (cert TBC)
20 August 2014
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
What happens when four ancient vampires become housemates in contemporary New Zealand? This hilarious mock-documentary, written by and starring Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords, details all the comic complexity that arises from such difficult living (or not living) conditions. A closing night full of laughs and surprises is guaranteed!
Behind the Screen - Shadowmen:
Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi in Conversation
20 August 2014
The Screening Room
Performers and filmmakers Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi join us to discuss a career in comedy that began when the pair were students in New Zealand, and which has now led to the smart and hilarious vampire mock-documentary What We Do In the Shadows.
Return of the Rudeboy: Spotlight on Style Tours
20 August 2014
Terrace Rooms
Join a member of the gallery team for a spotlight tour of the Return of the Rudeboy exhibition. Each tour will delve into the long and rich history of rudeboy culture, and the stories behind the style.
Exhibitions on Film: Duke Vin and the Birth of Ska
21 August 2014
The Screening Room
When Duke Vin and Count Suckle arrived in Britain in 1954, they brought with them a sound that was taking their native Jamaica by storm. In the same year Vin was to set up the UK’s first sound system, and before long the country's music scene was forever changed by the arrival of ska.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
21 August 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Return of the Rudeboy: Spotlight on Style Tours
22 August 2014
Terrace Rooms
Join a member of the gallery team for a spotlight tour of the Return of the Rudeboy exhibition. Each tour will delve into the long and rich history of rudeboy culture, and the stories behind the style.
The Original Rude Boy: Book reading with Neville Staple
22 August 2014
Terrace Rooms
Join us as musician and former vocalist of The Specials Neville Staple comes to visit the exhibition in its final week. Together with his wife Christine, Neville will be reading extracts from his autobiography, The Original Rude Boy. As witty, incisive and entertaining as the man himself the book encompasses early life in Coventry and his involvement in the Two Tone movement in the 70s and 80s. In between readings our guests will be reflecting upon the cultural, social and political landscape at the time. Neville will also be signing copies of The Original Rude Boy in the bookshop after the reading.Limited spaces, sign up in the gallery from 15.30.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
23 August 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
28 August 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
30 August 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
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