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Inside Stories

  1. This Autumn At Glyndebourne

    A central part of the Glyndebourne experience is encountering contemporary art within our grounds , whether visiting Gallery 94 next to the auditorium, discovering extraordinary sculpture in our gardens or art inspired gifts in our Glyndebourne Shop.

     

    Nerissa Taysom

     

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  2. Hockney Inspired Collection

    Since its premiere in 1975, Cox and Hockney’s collaborative production has become what many have called ‘the definitive Rake’s Progress’, seen and enjoyed around the world in many incarnations. In anticipation of its return home for Festival 2020, Glyndebourne commissioned a collection of products featuring the designs.

     

    Poppy Squire

     

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  3. Art at Glyndebourne 2020: Michele Fletcher

    Fascinated by flora and fauna, Michele Fletcher's paintings distill the colours and forms of plantlife with a kaleidoscopic beauty. Curator Nerissa Taysom caught up with Fletcher to hear more about her practice, artistic inspirations and what she’s been listening to during lockdown.

     

    Nerissa Taysom - Curator

     

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  4. Art at Glyndebourne 2020: Tanya Gomez

    Last year we introduced ceramics to Gallery 94, a decision partly informed by the deep history of potters working in and around Lewes. You only have to think of Quentin Bell at Charleston or the pioneering James Tower in his Barcombe studio, developing a practice inspired by the windswept coastlines and undulating hills of Sussex, ‘hymns to the beauty of the natural world’. Likewise, the award-winning ceramicist Tanya Gomez has also set up her studio in Lewes, drawn to the sea nearby and access to the South Downs.

     

    Nerissa Taysom - Curator

     

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  5. Art at Glyndebourne 2020: Lesley Birch

    This summer, we made the decision to radically change our approach for Art at Glyndebourne as we took our exhibition programme online and created our first digital showcase. In the same way, many of our exhibiting artists have used lockdown as a time to explore different techniques and ways of working. With ‘nothing to do but paint’, artist Lesley Birch has seen lockdown as an opportunity to experiment with how she records her creative practice. In this blog, she describes how a new series of landscape paintings for Glyndebourne were created and the experience of finding focus in a strange time.

     

    Nerissa Taysom - Curator

     

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  6. Art at Glyndebourne 2020: Kathryn Johnson

    The painter Kathryn Johnson is a relative newcomer to the art world. Graduating last year from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, her inclusion in the prestigious FBA Futures 2020 exhibition at the Mall Galleries, proves she is already an artist to watch. Johnson has created five large-scale paintings for Glyndebourne, each made in response to a residency she attended in Panama last year.

    Nerissa Taysom - Curator

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  7. Inside Story: Art at Glyndebourne 2020

    As with many things this summer, Art at Glyndebourne 2020 marks a series of firsts for Gallery 94. This is our first fully virtual exhibition, and also the first time we have showcased so many new artists working in different mediums - ceramics, printmaking and painting.

    Nerissa Taysom - Curator

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  8. Exclusive extract: A Slim Volume by Sir George Christie

    George Christie wryly referred to his book as a 'slim volume'. He would have delved further into more memories of Glyndebourne, but ran out of life. This, as he said, is for the record.

    We’re delighted to present an exclusive extract from the book, which you can read here.

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  9. In conversation with Sandra Walker from Nova India

    Glyndebourne Shop is proud to stock a range of beautiful scarves from Nova India, which are handmade by craftsmen in India. The range helps to sustain traditional craftsmanship and support the livelihood of families living in small villages across the country. We spoke to Sandra Walker, the founder of Nova India, to find out the stories behind some of these timelessly elegant fabrics.

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  • Organ Room Pattern

    A pattern for Glyndebourne: inspired by the Organ Room

    The ceiling of the Organ Room at Glyndebourne is a thing of great beauty, constructed a century ago to the exacting specifications of our founder, John Christie. Now the pattern of the ceiling has had a new lease of life – it has been recreated and used on a beautiful new range of products exclusive to the Glyndebourne shop. Here we take a look at the origins of the Organ Room, and how the pattern has been lovingly resurrected for the 21st century.

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