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16 May 2024

Pitzhanger’s 5th Anniversary: Celebrating Julian Opie Acquisition


16 May 2024

Pitzhanger’s 5th Anniversary: Celebrating Julian Opie Acquisition


Celebrating five years since reopening, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is thrilled to announce the permanent acquisition of Julian Opie’s Curly Hair. Join us in commemorating our anniversary with this vibrant artwork, a permanent fixture for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Embrace the festive spirit with choir performance, participatory dance activities in the front garden and an art workshop within the manor.

Seize the final chance to explore Echoes & Idioms with an artist tour led by Tim Bret-Day in the Soane Gallery. This intimate walkthrough of Bret-Day’s exhibition, closing on 19 May, promises unique insights into his works.

The evening also unveils A Fine Line: Modern Makers at Pitzhanger, curated by Joanna Bird, showcasing exquisite ceramics and glass throughout the manor.


5–5.30pmChrist the Saviour C of E Primary School Choir PerformanceFree for all, drop-in
5–6.30pmDrop-in art workshop with Emily HopkinsFree with general admission
Curly Hair Participatory dance with Sophie BrassardFree for all, drop-in
6-6.15pmSpeechesFree for all
6.15–7.15pmEchoes & Idioms Artist Tour with Tim Bret-DayFree with general admission
6.45–7.45pmA Fine Line Artist Talk: Joseph Harrington, Gregory Warren Wilson and curator Joanna Bird£12 Standard / £9 Members

Date and Time

Thursday 16 May 2024


Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ



Artist Talk: Joseph Harrington and Gregory Warren Wilson and curator Joanna Bird is separately ticketed

Please Note

  • Enjoy free participatory dance with Sophie Brassard in the front garden; no booking necessary.
  • The art workshop with Emily Hopkins and the Echoes & Idioms artist tour with Tim Bret-Day are included with general admission. Ealing residents gain free entry upon showing proof of address.
  • The talk featuring Joseph Harrington, Gregory Warren Wilson and Curator Joanna Bird from 6.45pm to 7.45pm requires tickets (£12 Standard / £9 Members). Purchase on the separate event page.
  • Pay bar opens at 5pm.

Curly Hair Participatory dance with Sophie Brassard

Join us for an all ages creative dance workshop inspired by Julian Opie’s Curly Hair. You will be led through an upbeat movement warm up followed by a series of dance activities.

We will then co-create a short group dance performance inspired by your own individual movements, walking patterns and our surroundings in the front garden at Pitzhanger.

No dance experience is necessary and people of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in! Please wear clothes you are comfortable moving in and be aware that this is an outdoor workshop.

About Sophie Brassard

Sophie Brassard is a London-based contemporary dance artist from Vancouver, Canada. She works as a performer, choreographer and producer. As part of her work at Siobhan Davies Studios, she has produced experimental dance performances in art galleries across the UK as part of the CONTINUOUS network programme. As a maker, Sophie specialises in outdoor, site-responsive and interdisciplinary dance performances for all ages. Last year, she collaborated with Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery to create a performance based on Child’s Tower Room, a sculpture that was part of their 2023 Anthony Caro exhibition.

Julian Opie London’s Public Art Walk

Enhance your experience with our Julian Opie London’s Public Art Walk. Embark on a self-guided tour through London, exploring iconic public artworks by Julian Opie. Download and take this adventure home, and don’t forget to share your journey with us @Pitzhanger!


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Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967

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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