Exhibitions at Bruce Castle Museum
The Journey Back to My Home Town
- 3 August to 3 November 2019
Tania Pascoal is an artist who grew up in Tottenham and regularly paints local scenes. She is currently training to be an architect. In 2018, she was selected by the RIBA as one of the Young Black Architects in the UK.
In 2015, Tania had her first solo exhibition at Bruce Castle. She chose the title “Hidden from the Public View” as she wanted the paintings to show Tottenham in a positive way after the Tottenham riots. Her paintings reveal a Tottenham that the media didn’t project.
Her new exhibition in 2019 documents, through watercolours and sketches, three years of the journey she took around her local area. It features the transformation of the Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium from the old to the new, as well as other familiar street scenes that have undergone change.
Tania is collaborating with a poet, Elizabeth Mitchell. With Elizabeth's poems on display, their joint work will tell each painting’s story.
Location: Coleraine Gallery
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
A Small Plot of Land
- 3 July to 6 October 2019
An exhibition of photographic portraits taken in Creighton Road Allotments during 2018-2019, by Danilo Murru (external link), a Tottenham-based photographer and allotment holder.
Tottenham is known to be one of the most diverse areas of the Capital. The allotments reflect this aspect of our society beautifully. Often it can feel surreal to be in the middle of such a dense urban environment, whilst picking tomatoes and digging up potatoes. It is even more surreal and precious with the £1 billion brand new Spurs stadium next-door. The allotments are a great example of sustainability. Here, nothing goes to waste. Everything is reused again and again - to build a shed, a greenhouse, or just to embellish a plot. The simple aim of this photographic project is to celebrate diversity, integration and the coming together of people from different walks of life.
Together at the allotment they perform the simple human act of growing their own fruit and veg.
Location: East Wing Gallery.
Windrush Legends and Legacies
- 22 June to 1 March 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
- 12 October to 1 March 2020
Part Two of the exhibition will be coming soon.
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 - 21 and 22 September, 1-5pm
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.