A central part of the Glyndebourne experience is encountering contemporary art within our grounds , whether visiting Gallery 94 next to the auditorium or discovering extraordinary sculpture in our gardens.
This summer, in response to the challenges of Covid-19, we launched Gallery 94’s first virtual group exhibition, showcasing work across the festival season. At its core, this exhibition showcased new works by eleven women artists, each selected for their contribution to contemporary practice in painting, printmaking and ceramics. Among the list were Royal Drawing School graduate Kathryn Maple, highly acclaimed Lewes ceramicist Tanya Gomez and Katie Sollohub, recent winner of the Derwent Drawing Prize. The exhibition also featured paintings by regular Glyndebourne artists including Tom Homewood, Julian Sutherland-Beatson and Paul Evans. The majority of this summer’s artists will return for Festival 2021 in an exhibition called ‘Forces of Nature’.
Inspired by an original recording conducted by Igor Stravinsky and William Hogarth's series of eight paintings and engravings of the same name, Hockney began designing the set and costumes for the Glyndebourne production of The Rake's Progress. Through his designs and the use of his now iconic cross-hatched etchings, he wanted to create a 20th century equivalent to Hogarth and Stravinsky's 18th century idea. The Rake’s Progress Collection by David Hockney includes gifts for the home, stationery and fine bone china items made by Halcyon Days; the British retailer that holds all three Royal Warrants, as suppliers of objets d’art.
Along with Glyndebourne’s virtual Winter exhibition, our David Hockney Collection is available to buy at glyndebourneshop.com
Discover Glyndebourne's David Hockney Collection
- Bedlam Cufflinks by David Hockney The Rake's Progress Homeware by David Hockney Drop Curtain Lidded Candle by David Hockney The Rake's Progress Mugs by David Hockney
- Drop Curtain Trinket Box by David Hockney Baba The Turk Poster by David Hockney Drop Curtain A4 Sketchbook by David Hockney Lustometer Greetings Card by David Hockney