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Rudi Patterson: Visions in Colour

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Standard £10
Garden Museum Friends £5
Black Cultural Archive Members £5
Students and under 25 £5

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Rudi Patterson was a bold and talented artist, holding 40 exhibitions all over the world while he was alive. Almost all of his paintings featured landscapes or plants, and his small Notting Hill council flat and balcony were filled with greenery. Rudi’s paintings were heavily influenced by his Jamaican background, and pick out the bold tropical colours plants and landscapes of his formative years.

As will be discussed in the evening, the links between Jamaican garden history and British garden history are centuries old; Captain Bligh, whose tomb is in the Sackler Garden of the Garden Museum, took breadfruit from Tahiti to the botanical garden next to Rudi’s home village.

This evening is a celebration of Rudi’s life and works. Rudi was an early supporter of the Black Cultural Archives, which holds an archive of his works. The money raised in ticket sales will go towards the acquisition of one of Rudi’s paintings for the Garden Museum’s collection.

Programme

During the evening there will be an illustrated chat with a panel of those who knew Rudi, discussing his life and the impact of his Jamaican roots on his works.
You will be invited to ask questions after the conversation and to enjoy the paintings for which Rudi became famous, several of which will be at the Museum on the evening.

Drinks will be available in the Garden Café from 6.00pm and the Museum will be open from 6.30pm allowing you to explore the collections.
After the talks the Garden Café will be open, serving a light supper which can be enjoyed in the lush surroundings of the Sackler Garden while listening to some of Rudi’s favourite songs.

Panel

  • Wesley Kerr OBE, Writer, broadcaster and historian
  • Dawn Hill CBE, Chair of the Black Cultural Archives
  • Novelette Aldoni-Stewart, Conservator and cultural activist, Trustee of the Black Cultural Archives

Tickets:

Standard £10
Garden Museum Friends £5
Black Cultural Archive Members £5
Students and under 25 £5

The money from your ticket purchase goes towards an acquisition of a painting by Rudi Patterson for the Garden Museum’s collection. If you would like to leave a further voluntary donation on the evening this would be gratefully received.

The money from your ticket purchase goes towards an acquisition of a painting by Rudi Patterson for the Garden Museum’s collection. If you would like to leave a further voluntary donation on the evening this would be gratefully received.


Address:
The Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace Road
London,
 SE1 7LB

Nearest train/tube:
Vauxhall

Event date/time:
20/03/2018 - 19:00 - 20:30


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