The Bloomsbury Boom

As our 20th century British rooms are re-hung and Life in Squares hits our screens the Bloomsbury Group seems to be on everyone’s lips!

Visit the Gallery to see Vanessa Bell’s A Conversation with its original frame, painted by the artist alongside works by Duncan Grant, Roger Fry and others.

Vanessa Bell - A Conversation
You may not know that The Courtauld also holds the largest collection of surviving working drawings of the Omega Workshops, bequeathed to the Gallery by Fry’s daughter Pamela Diamand in 1958.

Established in 1913 by Roger Fry, the Omega Workshops were an experimental design collective.

Omega

Well ahead of their time, the Omega Workshops brought the experimental language of avant-garde art to domestic design in Edwardian Britain. They were a laboratory of design ideas, creating a range of objects for the home, from rugs and linens to ceramics, furniture and clothing – all boldly coloured with dynamic abstract patterns. No artist was allowed to sign their work, and everything produced by the Workshops bore only the Greek letter Ω (Omega).

Inspired by their works our Gallery shop has developed a beautiful range of gifts both in-store and online.

From jewellery to scarves, prints to rugs and even award-winning wallpaper you can enjoy the striking bold prints of the Omega Workshops wherever you are.

Bloomsbury shop products

Visit our shop at:
Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 0RN

Or shop online: courtauldshop.com

 

BLOOMSBURY COMPETITION

We have a copy of The Bloomsbury Cookbook: Recipes for Life, Love and Art to give away, with two complimentary tickets to the Gallery.

This beautiful volume published by Thames and Hudson is packed full of illustrations, quotations and nearly 300 recipes.

The Bloomsbury Cookbook

In July 1913 the Omega Workshops opened to the public. To win, tell us –

What was the London address of the Omega Workshops?

Email your answer, full name and postal address to marketing@courtauld.ac.uk to enter!

Competition closes Thursday 20 August 2015, 10am.

Bloomsbury competition terms and conditions

Let's Get Grayson and turn The Courtauld into 'Grayson's Bar'

Let's Get Grayson

We’re REALLY excited that The Courtauld Gallery has been shortlisted for Connect 10, the competition which gives venues the chance to win a top artist for their Museums at Night event.

We’re in with a chance to work with Grayson Perry for our late event and need YOUR help to win!

We’re up against four shortlisted venues and the museum with the most votes will win Grayson!

If we win we have proposed that we will run an event inspired by Manet’s famous painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.

Utilising the theme of a bar we will create interventions and encounters within the gallery. Like Manet’s barmaid, Grayson will be at the centre of a night of merriment and convivial conversation.

At ‘Grayson’s Bar’, Perry could work with the assembled crowd and draw together thoughts about a contemporary version of the painting – creating a collaborative new picture of modern life in London in 2014.

VOTE

Vote online or pop into the gallery and cast your vote at admissions. The public vote runs from 11am on Tuesday 14 January to 5pm on Tuesday 28 January.