Exhibitions at Bruce Castle Museum
Sisters, Sirens and Saints: Imagining the Women of Beatrice Offor
Centenary Exhibition of Portraits by Beatrice Offor (1864-1920)
- From 21 March until September 2020
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 is celebrated as being amongst the first women students who trained at The Slade, going on to become one of the few commercially-successful Edwardian female artists. An unusual forward-thinking artist for her time.
Location: Compton Gallery
Windrush Legends and Legacies
- Extended to April 2020
Opening on Windrush Day in 2019, this exhibition shows stories from the Bruce Castle collections and the local community, celebrating the presence, the significant contribution and the lasting impact by Haringey’s Windrush Generation. Come along and explore Haringey’s own important histories, photographs and memories.
Location: Old Kitchen
We Made It! Haringey’s BAME creators and innovators - PART 2
- Extended to April 2020
We Made It! salutes past and present-day BAME creativity and innovation - all from Haringey.
Exploring the collections from Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive, this exhibition celebrates the more recent artistic excellence of portraitist Kelvin Okafor and the creative storytelling of visual artist Agenda Brown of Visual Marvelry, alongside the early work of internationally-significant photographers David A. Bailey, Dave Lewis, Ingrid Pollard and Suzanne Roden.
Emerging talent Marquel Williams from Tottenham shows his new fashion designs, reflecting on the Windrush Generation and influenced by renowned textile designer Althea McNish, with made examples using her beautiful fabric.
For the first time the award-winning ‘Sewn Together’ African and Caribbean commemorative quilts made by Sonja Camara and the Haringey community will be displayed.
The collection of artists includes Gary March, Melonie Stennett, Bernette Hall, Antony Paul Maina, Adjoa Wiredu, Tony Wolliston and Tania Pascoal, amongst many others.
Enjoy, explore and be inspired!
Location: East Wing Gallery.
Art in the Tower
A changing display of multi-media artwork by resident art class Art2View in the Tudor Tower at Bruce Castle.
Open on special event days.
- Next event - tbc
Works by the artists are for sale, and all proceeds kindly help the Friends of Bruce Castle and the Museum to support the free Family Art and Craft Activities Programme.
Location: Tudor Tower.