Insights Into Art History

Re-working Manet

Free Young People's Workshop

Free in-person workshop with The Courtauld Young People’s Programme
Suitable for ages 16-18

Join us as we launch an exciting new live brief in response to our young people’s project with contemporary artist Jeremy Deller.

Taking artist Edouard Manet’s world famous painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère as a starting point, we will work with curator Karen Serres, art historian Fran Herrick and artist Toya Walker to consider how radically the Impressionists captured their experiences of the city, and explore contemporary parallels to question what the city means to us today.

Join us for a closer look at the painting in The Courtauld Gallery, and uncover a new series of artworks co-produced by young people who worked with Jeremy Deller to explore the painting through sight, sound, smell and touch.

This workshop involves a unique and exciting outcome. At the end of the day we will be launching a live brief inviting participants to create practical responses to the painting, with the potential for selected artworks to be displayed at The Courtauld Gallery in Autumn 2023.

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The Courtauld Gallery


Young People
Image Credit: What is the City But the People? , Poster for Manchester International Festival, 2017, © Jeremy Deller

About Jeremy Deller:

Jeremy Deller is one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, best known for his works We’re Here Because We’re Here and The Battle of Orgreave.

Mostly collaborative, his work spans music, documentaries, posters, installations and historical re-enactments. From convincing a brass band to cover techno music for his Acid Brass project, to touring a bombed car from the Iraq War around the US, his work encompasses politics, history and social anthropology.

His latest projects include Everybody in the Place, a BBC4 documentary exploring rave culture, and Putin’s Happy, a short film following pro- and anti-Brexit protestors in Parliament Square 2019. Deller studied art history at The Courtauld. He won the Turner Prize in 2004 and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882
Édouard Manet (1832 – 1883), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882), The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

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