UK & Programme Partner News: Norfolk, Tyne & Wear, Horniman, Stonehenge and more

There are plenty of events and exhibition openings this Saturday at ITP UK Partner museums and other venues visited by ITP fellows, bringing a bit of colour to a cold February!

Sean Scully with Diagonal Light, 1972. c. Sean Scully

Sean Scully with Diagonal Light, 1972.  © Sean Scully

Hatton Gallery and Laing Art Gallery, (part of ITP UK Partner Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums)
Sean Scully: 1970
10 February – 28 May 2018
A major retrospective of the master of post-minimalist abstraction, revisiting two seminal sites in his career: Newcastle and Liverpool.

Norwich Castle
Norwich Castle (part of ITP UK Partner Norfolk Museums Service)
The Square Box on the Hill
10 February – 3 June 2018
‘This exhibition illustrates Norwich Castle’s rich history through a stunning mixture of prints, photographs, paintings, architectural plans, memorabilia and archives’, as well as showcasing ‘the latest exciting designs for the Castle’s future as part of the HLF-funded ‘ Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England’ project.’

Henry Moore
The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
From the Land
10 February – 7 May 2018
From the Land ‘takes as its starting point the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, which gave the common man rights to glean from royal land.’ It brings together artists who use the land as a source of inspiration and physical material for their work, including Henry Moore and Ewen Henderson.

Orchids Festival, KewRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Orchids Festival
10 February – 11 March 2018
Kew’s 23rd annual Orchids Festival will be ‘a celebration of Thailand’s vibrant plant life and culture’, including learning about the significance of orchids in Thai cuisine, medicine and culture.

ColourHorniman Museum
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
10 February – 28 October 2018
An award-winning, family-friendly exhibition touring from National Museums Liverpool, with displays and interactive games ‘exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.’

Taste of the Past, Stonehenge
A Taste of the Past
10 – 18 February 2018
‘Join our Neolithic cooks for a fun look at the food that fed the builders of Stonehenge. Learn about how food was prepared and cooked by our ancestors and try some tasty Neolithic dishes.’