The Club’s One-Day Exhibition PLUS Sir John Everett Millais painting 'live' on Budleigh beach!
Yes – in support of the arrival of the famous Boyhood of Raleigh painting at Fairlynch, two of our members are starring in the Millais Tableau by the Raleigh Wall opposite the museum.
John Washington, dressed in full Victorian artist’s costume will be re-creating the painting with his interpretation of Sir John’s masterpiece and Nick Speare will be modelling as the Genoese sailor, sitting barefoot in resplendent scarlet bloomers and pointing out to sea. The whole set has been specially created by BSAC and Fairlynch – even a handcrafted starfish by Jenny Delahaye. If you have some time during the Club’s exhibition, do come along between 2pm and 4pm to see it all. Local children will be dressed as the young Raleigh and Humphrey, his half-brother. Sir Walter in full Elizabethan regalia will be riding by on his horse and his mother, Katherine Champernowne is due to put in an appearance as well.
And of course you can see the real painting on loan from Tate Britain, hanging in Fairlynch, not only on Monday but throughout the summer months.