Leon Underwood: Figure and RhythmLeon Underwood: Figure and Rhythm

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Booking for the forthcoming events season (starting 7 March 2015) opens to the public on Saturday 28 February 2015, unless otherwise stated. The Pallant House Gallery Friends can book from Tuesday 17 February 2015. If you would like to book tickets to our events, please telephone the Gallery on 01243 774557.

Leon Underwood: Modern Primitive (TALK)

Thurs 19 March, 6pm

Throughout his career Leon Underwood’s work was rooted in the human figure. Curator of the exhibition Simon Martin explores the artist’s fascinating life and work, from his early paintings inspired by the First World War, to later sculptures and prints inspired by African tribal art and the artist’s travels in Mexico and West Africa. A book signing of the Leon Underwood: Figure and Rhythm catalogue, by Simon Martin with contributions from Ben Whitworth, Adrian Locke and Charlotte Stokes, will follow. £10, Friends £8.50, Students £9


Leon Underwood: Figure and Rhythm (EXHIBITION TOUR)

Thurs 2 April, 6pm

Gallery Guide Michaela Cranmer explores Leon Underwood’s wide-ranging body of work that includes sculpture, life drawing, painting and printmaking, focusing on his treatment of the figure, the influence of tribal art, and his role as teacher of key artists such as Henry Moore and Eileen Agar. £5.50 (£3 students) plus admission


Wood Engraving in Britain 1900–1940: A Break with Tradition (TALK)

Thurs 16 April, 6pm

Leon Underwood was a leading exponent of wood engraving together with his students Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes Stanton, but they were only part of a wider revival of the medium in the early 20th century. Art historian Joanna Selborne, former Curator of Prints at the Courtauld Institute Gallery, will explore their work together with printmakers such as Eric Gill, Clare Leighton and Agnes Miller Parker. £10, Friends £8.50, Students £9

 


Rhythmical Figures (CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP)

Sat 18 April, 10.15am - 12.15pm (with Veronica Kociuch)

Create a mini rhythmical figure based on the style of Leon Underwood and Henry Moore's sculptural works. Experimenting with pipe cleaners to exaggerate limbs and create gestural movement. Translate your ideas into sculpture using wire and air drying clay. 8+ years. £10 per child


Leon Underwood: Journey into Print (SUNDAY ART CLASS)

Sun 19 April, 1–4pm (with Cath Bristow)

Leon Underwood was influenced by tribal and ancient artwork discovered during his travels to Africa and Mexico. Using examples of Underwood’s prints in the exhibition, you will translate images from your own travels into a relief print, using coloured inks and chine colle (applied coloured tissue). £17 


Modern Architecture in Britain (TALK)

Thurs 23 April, 6pm

To coincide with the De’Longhi Print Room exhibition on the architect Joseph Emberton who designed iconic buildings such as Simpsons in Piccadilly and the Blackpool Casino, the Director of The Twentieth Century Society Catherine Croft discusses the wider story of modern architecture in Britain from 1914 to the present. A book signing of ‘100 Buildings 100 Years’, available in the Pallant House Gallery Bookshop, will follow. £10, Friends £8.50, Students £9


Tribal Art (CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP)

Sat 25 April, 10.15am – 12.15pm (with Claire Westwood)

Drawing inspiration from Leon Underwood's visits to Africa and Mexico. Look at the colours and styles used in traditional tribal art of both countries. Create artworks using symbols, colour and pattern. 5-8 years, children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. £10 per child


Printing Myself (CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP)

Sat 16 May, 10.15am – 12.15pm (with Dinah Kelly)

Be inspired by Leon Underwood's colourful printed, patterned work. Learn a mono-printing technique and develop your own figurative collage, using colourful patterns and lines to create an exciting image. 8+ years. £10 per child


Leon Underwood: Figure and Rhythm(EXHIBITION TOUR)

Sat 23 May, 3pm

Gallery Guide Michaela Cranmer explores Leon Underwood’s wide-ranging body of work that includes sculpture, life drawing, painting and printmaking, focusing on his treatment of the figure, the influence of tribal art, and his role as teacher of key artists such as Henry Moore and Eileen Agar. £5.50 (£3 students) plus admission


Leon Underwood and the Brook Green School (TALK)

Thurs 4 June, 6pm

The artist Leon Underwood formed the radical Brook Green School of Drawing in 1921. Art Historian Charlotte Stokes explores the remarkable atmosphere of the school, which led to innovative new approaches to life drawing and experimentation in wood engraving by students including Henry Moore, Eileen Agar, Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes Stanton. £10, Friends £8.50, Students £9


Leon Underwood: Figurative (SUNDAY ART CLASS)

Sunday 7 June, 1-4pm (with Sue Halloway)

Explore the artist's approach to figurative drawing, from the linear style of Eric Gill, the measured approach of William Coldstream and the experiments of Leon Underwood to the expressionist mark making of Frank Auerbach. Working directly from a model, participants will develop their own style. £17


Leon Underwood Sculpture (TALK)

Thurs 11 June, 6pm

Leon Underwood has been described as the ‘precursor of modern sculpture in Britain.’ Ben Whitworth, author of the catalogue raisonée of Underwood’s sculpture, discusses the artist’s development as a sculptor through his approach to stone and wood carving, the influence of tribal art and his development of a unique philosophy of art. £10, Friends £8.50, Students £9