18/06/2021

Plant and Pigment Workshop with the Baytree Centre

We had a great day learning about plants and pigments with our resident artist Rachel Jones-Jones and local Brixton charity the Baytree Centre. Starting with how to make crayons from indigo pigment and soya bean wax, we learnt about how to modify marigold dye with copper and iron, as well as learning a bit about the young Vincent van Gogh.

01/06/2021

June Poster:

There are Lilacs, Hawthorns and Laburnums etc., by Lesley Sharpe

 

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Our June poster is by artist Lesley Sharpe, unveiled on 1st June 2021

20/05/2021

Upcoming Artist Residents

We are very excited to announce that Hannah Cawley of Cawley Studio and Rachel Jones-Jones from Grymsdyke Farm will be undertaking a joint residency at Van Gogh House for two weeks from 31st May. During their stay, they’ll both be working on creating a permanent commission for the House, as well as running some workshops with the wonderful Baytree Centre, a social inclusion charity for women and girls based in the heart of Brixton.

12/05/2021

Interview between Madeleine Pledge and Phoebe Cripps

 

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Balaclava (+/-), 2019

01/05/2021

May Poster:

Join a Union (Boty/Boots) by Madeleine Pledge

 

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Our May poster is by artist Madeleine Pledge, unveiled on 1st May 2021: International Workers' Day

22/04/2021

Opportunities

 

We are pleased to announce two opportunities at Van Gogh House:

Duty Manager (Part-time)

Deadline: midnight Sunday 9th May
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Volunteer Tour Guides

Deadline: 5pm Tuesday 11th May
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16/04/2021

The Grin & The Grimace:

Interview with Brighid Lowe

 

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Vessel Head (no. 12) (2015) Inkjet print 44 X 37 cm © Brighid Lowe, courtesy of the artist

14/04/2021

Reopening Announcement

 

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We are thrilled to announce that Van Gogh House is reopening for in person tours from 29 May. These first tours will be limited to 6 people in line with Government Covid safety guidance. From the end of June as restrictions are lifted, we will be offering an extended tour schedule so we can welcome even more visitors to the house.

01/04/2021

April Poster:

Vessel Head (Van Gogh) by Brighid Lowe

 

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Our inaugural poster is by artist and Associate Professor at the Slade (UCL), Brighid Lowe. The work is part of her existing series 'Vessel Heads'.

17/03/2021

On the Western Window Pane

 

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'On the Western Window Pane’ is a new year long fundraising project organised by the Van Gogh House, presenting 12 artist designed, limited edition posters in our front, West facing window. Curated by Benjamin Arthur Brown.

11/03/2021

Spring Workshops Announced

 

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Tickets are now live for upcoming virtual workshops led by artists, drawing on Van Gogh's passions for nature and literature.

11/02/2021

Vincent’s Treasures resources online

 

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Despite the restrictions of the past year, our partnership with Oval Learning Cluster and Reay Primary School has really flourished. We are delighted to say that the results of these activities can now be shared with a much wider audience!

2020

29/11/2020

Museum Shop Sunday

 

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Museum Shop Sunday is a campaign that highlights shops which play a vital role in helping arts, cultural, and heritage attractions to survive and thrive. Run by the Association for Cultural Enterprises UK, the campaign highlights the unique pieces and gifts available at the museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural venues around the country that are rooted in local communities and artisanal craftsmanship. It is a great way to practice a more sustainable way of shopping, as well as helping fellow artisan makers and cultural institutions sustain a living.

23/11/2020

Vincent’s Treasures

Mapping Workshop at Reay Primary School

Very happy that our in school education workshops can still take place! Janet from our team works closely with Lucy Hall, Art Teacher at Reay Primary School to deliver workshops as part of a project 'Vincent's Treasures' planned with Oval Learning Cluster. On this occasion we were leaning about maps and what they can tell us about the local area. Everyone very happy to be using ink pens and nibs again - this time learning how to draw as well as write! This project is supported by the Community Lottery Fund. Thank you Lucy Hall for the photos!

22/11/2020

We are selling handmade, locally grown Christmas wreaths by ‘Harts of Lee’

 

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Van Gogh House are selling hand made, locally grown Christmas wreaths by South London family business Harts of Lee. Wreaths are made on a base of hand twisted vines, with a choice of traditional Evergreen or Blue-green foliage. Each one is unique!

1/11/2020

Due to UK Government Coronavirus guidance, our November tours will not be going ahead.

Sadly tours booked for the 28th November will no longer be able to take place. Tour vouchers can still be booked. Thank you for your support.

30/10/2020

CHIPS in Angell Town

Visit to Van Gogh House and San Mei Gallery

 

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In October half term we hosted a group of young people from Angell Town Estate at Van Gogh House and our sister space San Mei Gallery. The group toured the House with Janet and listened to a talk given by artist Emily Moore in the gallery.

22/10/2020

Vincent’s Treasures

Workshop day at Reay Primary School

In October we were able to spend a day at Reay Primary school, teaching children about the buttons found under the floorboards at 87 Hackford Road, and trying to copy out the poem 'Autumn' by John Keats using ink and nibs, just like Vincent copied out for his brother Theo. Special thanks to Janet Currier, Lucy Hall and Rachel Carpenter for planning and facilitating. This was part of 'Vincent's Treasures', a project in partnership with Oval Learning Cluster and Reay Primary School.

31/10/2020

Volunteer Guided Tours running again!

 

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We are very happy to announce that our monthly tours will restart in October 2020! We will be operating a policy of social distancing to keep everyone safe. Further details on our Tours page. Our guided tours offer visitors an opportunity to learn about 87 Hackford Road’s most famous tenant as well as the architecture, history, and future of the house. The tour begins at 87 Hackford Road and includes a short walk followed by a tour of the house’s interior. These tours are offered on the last Saturday of every month and last roughly an hour and fifteen minutes. Tours cost £12 + booking fees.

26/09/2020

Lambeth Heritage Festival

Virtual Tour

 

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Join Livia Wang and Janet Currier on a specially crafted virtual tour of the Van Gogh House. Made collaboratively, the tour will incorporate audio recordings made by our volunteers during lock down, exploring the spaces of the house through its collections and architectural features. This tour is free and will take place on Zoom, with links sent out to registered guests on the day of the tour.

19 – 20/08/2020

Open House

Free Timed entry tickets

 

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We are very glad to be participating in Open House London again, and are working hard to make this experience safe for both our visitors, staff and volunteers. In order to follow government health guidance about social distancing, we are limiting the places this year to 6 visitors per hour. Volunteers will be on hand to ensure social distancing when waiting outside outside the property and while inside the house. Visits are scheduled on the hour from 11 - 5 pm (last entry at 4pm). We ask that you pre-book using Eventbrite.

25/08/2020

New series of photographs by Isabelle Young

 

Shown here: ‘Figures in Gardens’ 2020
C-type print
26 x 17.2 cm
Signed edition of 7 (Plus 2 APs)

 

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Perspective and narrative positioned within the confinement of architecture are central to Isabelle Young’s work. Windows do not lead straight onto life but divide space to create a continuous sense of ambiguity. Young’s own autobiography as a third-generation Italian, born in London, also shapes her particular way of seeing and is therefore the framework to her practice. All her work is shot on film and she is continually drawn to analogue photography due to its privacy.

25/07/2020

Vincent’s Treasures gets funding!

We are so pleased that 'Vincent's Treasures' a project we will carry out in partnership with Oval Learning Cluster and Reay Primary School has been awarded funding by the Lottery Community Fund. This was based on a number of trial workshops we ran earlier in the year, with both teachers and children. This will mean we will be able to carry out more arts and cultural activities both within the curriculum and in our local community! Here is a photo of a trial session we ran, discussing the 150 year old toys we found under the floorboards.

04/07/2020

‘Clothed in Air’ by Liz Middleton, Limited Edition

 

Somerset Velvet 250gsm paper on Everest mount board
25.5 cm x 20.5 cm
Signed limited edition of 30

 

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'Clothed in air, the hills become blue' is a quote from Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd, who spent her life exploring and engaging with Cairngorm mountain. Sculptor and stone letter carver Liz Middleton felt a connection between Nan Shepherd's words and Van Gogh's paintings through their shared intense observation of landscape, producing this delicate piece now available in our shop.

04/07/2020

‘Creeper’ by Kate Bright, Limited Edition

 

Giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm
42 x 46 cm
Signed limited edition of 30

 

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A limited edition print of 'Creeper', a painting by Kate Bright is now available to purchase, with 10% of sales will go to local charity The Gaia Centre, Lambeth.

19/04/2020

Joint Vouchers with Cafe Van Gogh!

 

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Gift a Van Gogh experience for two in South London! Van Gogh House and Café Van Gogh have come together to offer a joint gift voucher, for two places on a guided tour of Van Gogh’s London lodgings and a £30 to spend at his namesake café (roughly a meal and a drink for two). Café Van Gogh is an award-winning vegan restaurant that operates as a not for profit social enterprise, offering on-the-job training and paid employment for people who face additional challenges in life. Eat well under a painted starry night sky!

10/04/2020

At the Crossroads with Vincent (a Van Gogh Walk)

 

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At the Crossroads with Vincent is an invitation for those who are self-isolating and in lockdown to use their time to exercise as a simple act of meditative participation in an art piece by listening to the audio walk on their own. You will be transported to inner landscapes and the world of Van Gogh looking at the city from the perspective of mental health. This is a great way to be outside, walk your neighbourhood alone, and feel gently guided. These 45 minutes will transport you and hopefully offer an relief from the times we are living in. 

30/03/2020

Tour Gift Vouchers Launched

 

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To celebrate Van Gogh's birthday, we are launching new vouchers for our Van Gogh House Tours available to buy through our online shop. To support us, please consider buying your tour voucher now - they can be redeemed for up to 18 months. © Thomas Parsons, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

30/03/2020

Happy Birthday Vincent!

Today is Van Gogh’s 167th birthday! We are also taking this chance to wish a very happy 7th birthday to our friends at Van Gogh Walk - opened on this day in 2013. This is a photo of the Vincent impersonator hired for the day, taking a wander round our house... © Livia Wang, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

17/03/2020

Coronavirus Update

Following the most recent government advice about the coronavirus pandemic and in order to protect the health of our visitors, staff and volunteers, we have taken the decision to cancel our tours for March and April. We apologise for the inconvenience and for any disappointment, but given the seriousness of the situation we would not want to put anyone at risk. We hope that you will understand and book a tour later on in the year with us. If you have already booked a tour then you will have received an e mail from us offering a refund or opportunity to rebook. Many thanks from , all at Van Gogh House London © Thomas Parsons, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

12/02/2020

Kate Bright Artist Talk

 

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On the 12th February, to a sold out audience, we hosted Kate Bright, who spoke about her work and exhibition, 'Unreliable Biographers'. It was a warm, intimate way to draw the show to a close. Thank you to all to came. © Livia Wang, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

22/01/2020

Reay School Colour Workshop

In January we hosted our first workshop, in collaboration with Reay Primary School on Hackford Road. Led by the brilliant art teacher Lucy Hall, the purpose of the workshop was to guide primary school teachers in how to deliver lessons in colour. Our current exhibition 'Deadhead' was the perfect focus. Artist Kate Bright was able to come and speak about her own use of colour, a highlight of the evening. We are very happy to be testing out more community based workshops in the next few months, watch this space! © Livia Wang, Van Gogh House London, 2019

2019

20/11/2019

Deadhead:

Kate Bright

 

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The Van Gogh House is thrilled to announce that our next exhibition is now open to the public. "Deadhead" features the work of artist Kate Bright, whose large, vivid paintings and ceramic and bronze sculptures are the perfect antidote for the cold winter months ahead. The exhibition is open every Sunday from 2-5pm (except December 22 and 29)and runs until February 16th 2020. © Keranie Theodosiou, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

13/11/2019

Royal Academy

Patrons Visit

The Van Gogh House welcomed Royal Academy Patrons to 87 Hackford Road, where new RA Chief Executive Axel Rüger (previously the Director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam) gave a talk about Van Gogh's experience in London. The Van Gogh House's Creative Director Livia Wang also shared the story of the house's renovation and mission with the patrons. © Keranie Theodosiou, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

10/11/2019

Timeshapes

In partnership with the Royal Drawing School, our first residents Lu Xiaoshuai and Wei Zhen are exhibiting work they have created during their one month residency at the Van Gogh House (London) and Dumfries House (Scotland). Timeshapes is open at the San Mei Gallery until November 2022. © Keranie Theodosiou, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

02/10/2019

Van Gogh House

Website

We're excited to share our new website for Van Gogh House London, designed and developed with Glyph. Our logo is inspired by the blue plaque unveiled in 1973 and created by our good friends, designers Joe Mercer and Katy Angus. © Van Gogh House London, 2019.

10/07/2019

Pulp Rocket Theatre

Vincent’s Brixton

We are excited to be working with Pulp Rocket Theatre who are currently in rehearsals for their production 'Vincent's Brixton' which will be staged at Hackford Road July 16-21. Weaving together Van Gogh’s letters with scenes from Nicholas Wright’s acclaimed play 'Vincent In Brixton' originally set at Hackford Road, Pulp Rocket Theatre’s site-specific production is a thought-provoking imagining of Van Gogh’s relationship with the Loyers and his family, and an intimate portrayal of the artist’s time in London. © Claire Zhao, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

01/06/2019

Unreliable Biographers

by Saskia Olde Wolbers

The Van Gogh House London is delighted to announce its first exhibition since its renovation. Unreliable Biographers is a solo show by artist and filmmaker Saskia Olde Wolbers, bringing together a body of work that directly responds to the legacy of  Hackford Road. The exhibition will run throughout the month of June and will be open every Sunday from 2-5pm. © Saskia Olde Wolbers, 2015.

02/05/2019

Van Gogh in Europe Visit

The Van Gogh House welcomed Van Gogh Europe – a collective of museums, institutions, and landmarks across Europe affiliated with Van Gogh – to its sister space the San Mei Gallery this week. In addition to discussing exciting developments for the upcoming year, the visit also included tours of 87 Hackford Road led by our volunteer tour guides. © Claire Zhao, Van Gogh House London, 2019.

20/03/2019

Discoveries

Under the Floorboards

 

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During the renovation, several artefacts concealed within the floorboards and attic were uncovered by our contractors, Triskele Conservation. Leading Van Gogh expert Martin Bailey (pictured left with our Director) announced these findings in his article published in The Art Newspaper. Read the article to find out more about the discoveries, which include a prayer book, the house's insurance documents, and a watercolour sketch of flowers. © Claire Zhao, Van Gogh House London, 2019.