Paintings at an Exhibition
Club members will be aware that the famous Millais painting of the
"Boyhood of Raleigh" will be on display throughout the summer at Fairlynch Museum.
Your chance to have a Raleigh-themed painting on show.
A suggestion from the Museum is that as this is the 400th anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh’s death at the Tower of London, members might like to create some Raleigh-inspired paintings, drawings or other artworks for the Art Club's Annual Exhibition in August.
In addition, the Club has been invited to display selected works of art in the Museum following the return of the Boyhood of Raleigh painting to The Tate Gallery later in the summer so we shall be looking for appropriate work to show.
Some suggestions for subjects:
Members might be on holiday in Guiana (Venezuela), Ireland, Raleigh USA, Sherborne or wherever, and if you knew of a fine view and the Raleigh connection you might think of settling down with easel – for example:
i. East Budleigh
Hayes Barton*, Vicars' Mead, a Church bench end in All Saints Church [Green Man/Red Man]
ii. Lily Farm Vineyard (Knowle, Budleigh - which has produced a Raleigh Brut 2015 sparkling wine)
iii. Colaton Raleigh - Place Court, where Raleigh supposedly was baptised.
iv. Lympstone (birthplace - it is thought by some - of Sir Ralph Lane, Governor of Raleigh's Roanoke colony),
Exeter Martyrs Memorial (St Leonards) which shows the burning of Protestant martyr Agnes Prest. It's an event which supposedly deeply affected Walter's mother, Katherine Champernowne.
Elsewhere in Devon:
Dittisham - Raleigh boathouse - where he supposedly enjoyed a smoke!!
Ashburton - Exeter Inn, where he was arrested in 1603
i. Sherborne Castle (Old Castle ruins and the New Castle)
ii. Cerne Abbas village, where Raleigh was tried for atheism
Acton Court (Iron Acton, Glos - which inspired Hilary Mantel and also welcomed, so they say, Queen Elizabeth I & Raleigh)
Oxford - Oriel College
i. Tower of London, where Raleigh was a prisoner for 13 years
ii. Middle Temple, where he was a pupil
Petworth - where they have the Molyneux globe reputedly given by Raleigh to the Earl of Northumberland)
Elizabeth Castle, where he was Govenor
Youghal - Myrtle Grove. He was Mayor of the town, where there is a Raleigh Quarter
Roanoke Island NC
Raleigh NC - statue of Raleigh
Plus of course versions of the Millais painting, which could be used in so many ways, including cartoons, adverts for Guinness etc
Plenty of choice! A chance to create something a little different and even have some fun with a cartoon or two. And remember there are awards to be won at the August Exhibition so it's always worth submitting your work. Have fun.