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Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

For the first time, this exhibition brings the Turner-Prize-winning artist’s tapestries to a building where William Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’, the inspiration behind Perry’s tapestries, were purchased for and displayed.

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A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger

Explore modern ceramics and glass set against the historic interiors of Sir John Soane’s manor.

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The Pitzhanger Hub wins 2024 RIBA London Award

The Pitzhanger Hub at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery has won the 2024 RIBA London Award for architecture.

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From Waste to Wonder: The Art of Sustainable Transformation

Innovative art meets sustainability, transforming waste into wonder through local creativity and environmental commitment.

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Exhibitions

See what’s on display in the Gallery and inside the Manor.

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Closing Soon | 24 January – 30 June 2024

Alice Irwin: Chinwag

Exhibition showcasing colourful sculptures, prints, and drawings celebrating playfulness, experimentation and the act of coming together.

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24 January – 4 August 2024

Sinta Tantra: The Lightclub of Batavia

Gold paintings and sculptures illuminate Sir John Soane’s historic Manor.

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Closing Soon | 24 January – 7 July 2024

Soft Colours: A Display of Student Artwork

A display of artwork created by Ealing primary school students responding to ‘Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies’.

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8 May – 4 August 2024

A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger

Explore modern ceramics and glass set against the historic interiors of Sir John Soane’s manor.

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25 May – 15 September 2024

From Waste to Wonder: The Art of Sustainable Transformation

Innovative art meets sustainability, transforming waste into wonder through local creativity and environmental commitment.

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Upcoming Exhibition | 10 July – 8 December 2024

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

For the first time, this exhibition brings the Turner-Prize-winning artist’s tapestries to a building where William Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’, the inspiration behind Perry’s tapestries, were purchased for and displayed.

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Events

Check out all the events we have coming up at Pitzhanger.

Every Thursday

Pitzhanger Guided Tour

Explore Pitzhanger’s rich history with our guided tours. Delve into Sir John Soane’s architectural brilliance.

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22 June 2024

Children’s Workshops: Chinese Ink Painting and Experimental Collage

Join this workshop for an artful journey delving into memories, personal tales, and self-expression.

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23 June 2024

Pitzhanger Plant Sale 2024

Discover herbs, plants, live beekeeping, and exclusive honey at our annual garden event.

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23 & 30 June 2024

Open Sundays: June 2024

Celebrate all that June has to offer, from Pride Month celebrations to the coming of summer, with Open Sunday events at Pitzhanger!

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28 June, 12 and 26 July 2024

Mini Makers

Our weekly drop-in art programme for children five and under. Explore and play in this session led by artist and teacher Antoine Genevier.

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4 July 2024

Soane’s Starfish Domes: From Pitzhanger to 10 Downing Street

Escape election night and explore Soane’s architectural marvels with a manor tour, workshop and drinks.

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10 July 2024

Members’ View & Party: Grayson Perry

Join us for an exclusive first look at Grayson Perry’s exhibition with your fellow members

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2 and 30 August 2024

Mini Makers – School Holiday Editions

Play and create with Mini Makers!

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PITZHANGER NEWS

All the latest happenings in and around Pitzhanger

29th May 2024

At a Glance: June 2024 at Pitzhanger

Join us at Pitzhanger for new exhibitions, tours and talks.

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21st May 2024

BBC Antiques Roadshow Delights Over 3,000 Visitors at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

A remarkable day of discovery and excitement on 19 May 2024.

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15th May 2024

The Pitzhanger Hub wins 2024 RIBA London Award

The Pitzhanger Hub at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery has won the 2024 RIBA London Award for architecture.

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22nd April 2024

Winners of the Young People’s Poetry Competition at the Inaugural Ealing Book Festival

Explore the creativity of our community’s young poets.

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19th April 2024

At a Glance: May 2024 at Pitzhanger

Celebrate Pitzhanger’s 5th anniversary of reopening with special events and exhibitions.

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22nd March 2024

Pitzhanger Celebrates Its First Five Years with Major Acquisition of Julian Opie’s ‘Curly Hair’

A vibrant addition to West London’s cultural landscape.

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22nd March 2024

At a Glance: April 2024 at Pitzhanger

Join in on the Easter fun, with art, family activities and the Ealing Book Festival at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery.

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22nd February 2024

At a Glance: March 2024 at Pitzhanger

Discover Spring’s vibrancy with art, talks, and family fun at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery.

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12th February 2024

BBC Antiques Roadshow Comes to Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

BBC Antiques Roadshow films at Pitzhanger in May 2024. Join us for historic discoveries.

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1st February 2024

At a Glance: February 2024 at Pitzhanger

Explore art, workshops, and family activities at Pitzhanger this February.

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History of Pitzhanger

Learn more about Sir John Soane’s historic country home

History

Pitzhanger Manor, Joseph Gandy,1800. © Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

Learn about the history of this remarkable house

Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing was the country house of Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most extraordinary architects

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Sir John Soane

Portrait of John Soane by William Owen, 1804. © Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

One of Britain’s most influential architects

From 1800 to 1804 Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most influential architects, designed and built Pitzhanger Manor as his dream country retreat in then rural Ealing.

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Conservation Project

Revealing Pitzhanger

In March 2019, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery reopened to the public for the first time in over three years.

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Free and discounted admission available. Advance booking recommended.

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Eat & Drink

Coffee and pastries in Pitzhanger Gallery and Walpole Park

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Become a Member

Discover a world of inspiration with free entry to Pitzhanger, exclusive Member events and support the arts today from £35.

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Venue Hire

Many of the unique rooms at Pitzhanger are available for private, corporate and location hire.

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Join & Support

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Support Us

Like all other arts and heritage institutions, Pitzhanger has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. We need your help to ensure that this unique place can continue to inspire generations to come

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Volunteering

Volunteers are integral and valued members of our team, whose roles vary from welcoming visitors to gallery invigilation, sharing their knowledge of Pitzhanger and helping in our shop.

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Grayson Perry’s ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ is coming to Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery! 🌟

For the first time, the Turner-Prize-winning artist’s six large-scale tapestries will be displayed in the home that William Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’, the inspiration behind Perry’s tapestries, were purchased for and displayed.

Explore the universally human themes in Perry’s work of identity, gender, social status, sexuality, and religion. His autobiographical elements—reflecting his childhood, family, and cross-dressing—intertwine with questions about class, taste, and the roles of artist and artisan. 

🔗 Connect with the vivid storytelling and rich, allegorical imagery of the tapestries. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.pitzhanger.org.uk. See you there! 🌟

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
📅 Opens 10 July 2024
📍 Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ
🚇 Ealing Broadway Station (Elizabeth, Central, District, National Rail)
🎫 Access with General Admission

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🎨 Interested in a career in curating? An exciting new arts project in Ealing is offering young people the chance to develop skills as art curators!

The Martinware Collective Curatorship is a 4-month paid placement starting in September for 5 young creatives aged 18-25. Open to all, this programme is a fantastic opportunity to gain new skills, work with experienced curators, and curate your own project with mentorship from contemporary artist Prem Sahib. No prior experience needed!

📅 Deadline for applications: Monday, June 10.
🔗 Find out more: https://www.ealing.gov.uk/xfp/form/361
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Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
📅 Open Wednesday to Sunday
📍 Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ
🚇 Ealing Broadway Station (Elizabeth, Central, District, National Rail)

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PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
First Thursday of the month: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admissions one hour before closing

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