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BLUSH Summer Season Open Weekend

25 June 2016 until 26 June 2016
Hospitalfield House

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Featuring new work by TAMARA HENDERSON and LUBAINA HIMID.

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to Hospitalfield for our Summer Season Open Weekend.

Spend the day at Hospitalfield – explore the house and grounds, get involved in a workshop, see artist’s projects, take a tour, have lunch in the cafe and listen to a talk.

Tamara Henderson and Lubaina Himid are artists who we have invited to make new works specifically to be presented during this weekend. Both artists have come to know the house, collections, gardens and grounds well; Tamara through her residency in 2015 supported by the Royal Overseas League and Lubaina through frequent visits made over the last six months.

Through these visits and conversations, the word Blush has come to the surface. The title of Tamara Henderson’s sculpture and a cocktail, it is alluring, unnerving and exhilarating, an ideal name for this mid Summer Season weekend.

The most peculiar and most human of all expressions… we cannot cause a blush, by any physical means, it is the mind which must be affected.

Charles Darwin in his chapter on Blushing, which deals complex emotional states including self-attention, shame, shyness and modesty, within The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, 1872, and referred heavily to Dr Burgess’ book The Physiology or Mechanism of Blushing, 1839.

Workshops and Talks by REBECCA CHESNEY and INGRID POLLARD.

More info, schedule and booking links for workshops and the BLUSH Saturday Supper on our website.