Gallery lecture – June 2014
A very personal evening and talk in the gallery.
TRIBAL FORMS: Ethnic Art Guru Bryan Reeves in Conversation
- Tuesday 24 June
- 1 Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 2RU
- Nearest Tube
- Notting Hill Gate (Central Line)
Australian-born Londoner Bryan Reeves is a man on a mission. Reeves has spent much of his life travelling into the depths of Africa looking for unique works of art – at one point he was visiting 15 African countries per year on his visits, “working my way East to West with a fistful of dollars”. As the final event in our series based around the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair, we’re visiting Bryan in his enchanting Westbourne Grove gallery where he’ll share stories garnered first hand from all corners of the continent. From the complexities of Rwandan Tutsi basketware to the bead skirts made by girls of the Iragw tribe in northern Tanzania.
Tribal influences are never far from mainstream fashion and contemporary art. Artists like Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Modigliani were inspired by tribal cultures, and today they are appreciated and their artefacts collected by the designer John Rocha, David Attenborough and Griff Rhys Jones. An exceptional evening with a real-life 21st Century adventurer, and one not to miss. JOIN US.
This event is for Members Only (20 places)