Explore the extraordinary life and work of Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly at this afternoon of fascinating talks from Percy Kelly experts and enthusiasts.
1pm - 'Line of Beauty, A Retrospective' Gallery Visit
Join Tullie House Curator Melanie Gardner in the major retrospective exhibition celebrating the extraordinary talent of Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly. Get an insight into some of the key works in the exhibition and catch this unmissable tribute to one of Cumbria's best-loved artists.
2pm - West Cumbria Through Kelly's Eyes
Guest curator Chris Wadsworth will begin the illustrated talks with an exploration of Percy Kelly's relationship with his native West Cumbria, particularly his love of the coastal towns and villages and his unique approach to recording what he saw.
2.45pm - Meetings with Percy Kelly
Rob David, son of Kelly's long-time correspondent and friend Joan David, met Percy Kelly twice - once in the Lake District and once at Pear Tree cottage in Norfolk. In this talk Rob will share his experiences of Percy as a person and will introduce some of the works that have become associated with those meetings.
Break - Tea and Coffee provided
4pm - Old Haunts: Percy Kelly's Lines of Flight
Alan Beattie, Cumbrian-born academic and activist, with his partner Kay, will explore 3 'lines of flight' which he suggests shaped Percy Kelly's artworks and writings - homesickness for the lost landscapes of his youth, ambiguity about his stylistic identity as a painter, and anxiety about his own physical and mental vulnerability.
Timings are provisional and subject to change.
Tickets: £15 (£12 Members). Tickets include admission to the exhibition, all talks and tea and coffee. Spaces are limited therefore booking is essential.