Join us in the galleries for an informal exhibition tour of Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso with Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Eleanor Ling and exhibition artist Paul Dash.
FREE, come along
About the exhibition
Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso is a major new exhibition curated in dialogue with artists Paul Dash (b. 1946, Barbados), Errol Lloyd (b. 1943, Jamaica) and John Lyons (b. 1933, Trinidad), three important first-generation diaspora Caribbean painters that were working in the UK during the same period that the Kettle’s Yard House and collection was still being established.
Alongside a selection of their own works, the artists will bring together the collections of Kettle’s Yard and The Fitzwilliam Museum for the first time, assembling paintings and works on paper that reflect the rich history, themes and forms of Carnival, from street parades with music and dancing, to folklore, flora and fauna.
28 artists whose work span across five centuries will reflect elements from Carnival’s rituals and celebrations, including Jean-Michel Moreau, Albrecht Dürer, Helen Frankenthaler, Avinash Chandra, David Bomberg, Graham Sutherland and Barbara Hepworth.
The galleries on the ground floor are fully wheelchair accessible. They can be accessed easily from the entrance area by steps or a ramps.
Please note that these tours will be standing. There will be some limited seating in the galleries and folding stools available.