Exhibitions

Every Cloud - The 250th Anniversary of the birth of Luke Howard (1772 – 1864)

1 December 2022 – 26 March 2023

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Promotional image for the 'Every Cloud' exhibition, listing the artists

Luke Howard classified nine types of clouds.

Nine artists celebrate the life and work of the Namer of Clouds

  • Tam Joseph  
  • Andrew Miller  
  • Doodlegänger  
  • Gabriela Schutz  
  • Helen Currie  
  • Kerry Duggan  
  • Lisa-Marie Price  
  • Mary Yacoob  
  • Siân Dorman 

Original artefacts and some beautiful new acquisitions associated with Luke Howard from Bruce Castle Museum and Archive’s collections will also be on display.

From 1 – 3 December, 2 to 4pm 

Get hands-on with the Live Cloud Sculpture on display in Sir Rowland Hill Lecture Hall

Created by artist Alexander Costello

  • Location: Coleraine Gallery

 

We’re in Business: Art, Trade & Business of West Green Road - the Windrush Generation's Legacy 

Until February 2023

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Althea McNish in her studio

Explore the pioneering businesses, entrepreneurs and artists of the Windrush Generation in West Green Road in Tottenham.This street has witnessed many important trailblazers and change-makers who, rooted in their communities, went on to succeed in building some of the most successful black enterprises in this country. 

From Dyke & Dryden’s beauty and hair products, becoming Britain’s first black multi-million-pound business, to Althea McNish, the internationally-renowned textile designer and artist who made West Green Road her home for over 60 years, you can find out more about the stories of these pioneers and others – all starting out and finding their feet in West Green Road. 

This exhibition shares these histories and stories from West Green Road, looking at objects, photographs and documents from the collections of Bruce Castle Museum & Archive. It also shows in public for the first time personal items and works from the amazing art studio of textile designer Althea McNish, very kindly on loan from The N15 Archive, alongside new artwork created for the exhibition from local artist and architect Tania Pascoal.   

  • Location: Old Kitchen

Sisters, Sirens and Saints: Imagining the Women of Beatrice Offor 

Special Exhibition of Portraits by Beatrice Offor (1864-1920) 

Until May 2023 

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Collection portraits of women by Beatrice Offor

Commemorating the centenary of artist Beatrice Offor (1864-1920) who lived in Tottenham, this exhibition explores her beautiful portraits and the imaginings and portrayals of the women she painted. 

Bringing together her artworks from the collections at Bruce Castle Museum alongside recently discovered paintings, this exhibition draws on new research, the influences in her life and the recent invigorated interest in her art. 

Beatrice Offor was amongst the first women students who trained at The Slade, going on to become one of the few commercially successful Edwardian female artists. An unusually forward-thinking artist for her time. 

The Friends of Bruce Castle have come together with Bruce Castle Museum and Archive to help raise money to support the restoration of one of the beautiful paintings by Beatrice Offor. If you would like to find out more about the project and would like to contribute, please visit the Friends' fundraising page

  • Location: Compton Gallery