Exhibitions at Bruce Castle Museum

Changemakers - A Celebration of Lasting Change in Haringey

  • Until 19 January 2020


Inspired by Black History Month 2019 and black CHANGEMAKERS of the borough, this series of photographic portraits by Agenda Brown of Visual Marvelry™ brings together CHANGEMAKERS from different generations.

It is a visual record of those influential in culture, education, sport and community activism in the UK.

Black history influences us all year round - it is too vast to be contained in one month a year. Our CHANGEMAKERS are the new black history makers of today, making history every day.

Location: Coleraine Gallery

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The Land Beneath Our Feet

  • 28 July 2019 to 23 February 2020

Enjoy our exhibition exploring the fascinating story of the 400 year old Dorset Survey of Tottenham and Wood Green and see the beautiful pictorial map created from it. Affectionately known as the 'upside-down map' (north is at the bottom and south at the top), it is the earliest known map of Tottenham and Wood Green, showing how the area was in 1619.

Generously supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle, National Lottery Community Fund and the Haringey Ward Budget Fund

Location: Compton Gallery

1619 Dorset Survey map

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Windrush Legends and Legacies

  • 22 June to 1 March 2020

John McAnuff, Tottenham - Windrush Generation

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

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We Made It! Haringey’s BAME creators and innovators - PART 2

  • 12 October to 1 March 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.

Windrush by Marquel Williams

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Art in the Tower

Tudor TowerA 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.

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27 December 2019

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