William Hogarth Trust
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Paula Rego at Hogarth’s House

Special exhibition: Paula Rego at Hogarth’s House, until 28 November, admission free

In quite a coup for a modest historic house, the current special exhibition shows a fine collection of prints by Dame Paula Rego, coinciding with her exhxibition of paintings at Tate Britain. She was born in Portugal in 1935 and now lives in London. She is recognised as one of the most significant artists of her time, whose extraordinary imaginative power has played a key role in redefining the possibilities of figurative art. She has turned to folk tales and nursery rhymes for her subjects, as well as to stories from her native Portugal and the injustices of sexual politics, which she inter-prets with a unique perspective. Dame Paula Rego has often looked to Hogarth for her inspiration and collects his prints.

Paula Rego at Hogarth’s House closes 28 November and includes both her After Hogarth series and the never before exhibited Wine series inspired by Hogarth’s Beer Street and Gin Lane, which she has donated for the collection at Hogarth’s House.

And there’s a special lecture by Colin Wiggins on 19 October at 6.30pm:

Paula Rego and Hogarth: A Marriage a la Mode across the centuries
£8 per person, £10 with a drink

Colin Wiggins is a former curator at the National Gallery and has worked with the artist on different exhibitions. Book a place on the Hogarth’s House website

Thames Luminaries talks

Wednesday 27th January at 7 pm: Within the garden walls at Hogarth’s House, Val Bott

There’s still time to book tickets for the Twickenham Luminaries lecture series presented by the Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill, with other local heritage organisations. Nine free virtual talks over three weeks begin on Wednesday 27th January. The first is about the Hogarth’s House garden.

Donations of £5 a talk are recommended or you can book all 9 talks for £25; proceeds will be split equally between the historic properties featured in the talks. Book via www.ticketsource.co.uk/popesgrotto