Discover how artists portray the world of work in both the present and the past and look back to paintings of ‘Life at the Seaside’ for the Victorians.
Saturday 15 May 2021, 4pm–5pm
Free, please book on Eventbrite
A session in two parts exploring work and life at the seaside.
Join tour guide, Isabelle as we discover how artists portray the world of work in both the present and the past, as shown in the Gallery’s collection of artworks.
Life at the Seaside
With many of us spending our holidays at the British seaside this Summer, join tour guide Nina to look back to paintings of ‘Life at the Seaside’ for the Victorians. Why did seaside resorts become so popular even with Queen Victoria? We will ‘take a walk along the beach’ at Ramsgate, Cornwall, Rhyl, Lyme Regis and Norfolk to look at who went to the seaside, what they wore, what they did and compare with life at the seaside in more contemporary times.’
We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.
You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.
To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.
You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.
Image: Caernarfon Castle by Moonlight – Joseph Wright of Derby – 1780 – 85