Families can celebrate the Half Term holidays this month with FREE entry for kids when accompanied by a paying adult (15-23 February).
You can also enjoy a host of FREE workshops and creative activities including 'Create and Make: Landscapes' on Tuesday 18 February, 10am - 12 noon. Draw, build, colour or stick your own Gallery-inspired landscape work in this drop-in session open to all visiting families using the materials provided.
Or join in the family workshop 'Colourful Collaged Landscapes' on Fri 21 February, 10.15-12.15pm (repeated 2.15-4.15pm) and create your own textured and colourful landscape scene using fabrics, patterned papers and other materials.
Throughout the week families can also pick up a Family Trail from reception which will help guide them around both the Grade I listed Queen Anne Town House and the contemporary wing, looking at and engaging with the work on the way.
Half Term week also coincides with the opening of our spring exhibition season, headlined by 'Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War'; featuring Spencer's celebrated mural paintings from Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere which are coming to the Gallery to mark the centenary of the First World War. Best known for his paintings which elevate ordinary village life to epic, sometimes Biblical grandeur, the cycle of murals is his most famous large-scale work, depicting his first-hand experience of the War.
Also newly open will be 'Artists' Studies: From Pencil to Paint'; an exhibition examining the role of drawing and studies in the working method of artists in the Gallery's prestigious collection of Modern British art. Presenting finished compositions alongside preparatory drawings and sketches, this exhibition will shed new light on some of the Gallery's best-known and most celebrated paintings including works by Sickert, Bomberg, and Sutherland.
Half Term week will also be one of the first chances to catch 'Dennis Creffield: Cathedrals of England and France', which brings together Creffield's charcoal drawings of English medieval cathedrals that were commissioned in 1987 by the Arts Council, together with their French counterparts.
To take advantage of the ‘Kids go Free' offer, quote ‘KIDS GO FREE' or print out this page and hand in to the Gallery reception.