Gallery at Welbeck hosts virtual visits
14 May 2020
While visits to the Harley Gallery on the Welbeck estate are not physically possible during national lockdown, the gallery has found a way to bring activities into the homes of visitors digitally.
The doors to The Harley Gallery may have been temporarily closed to the public but the team has been working remotely to provide the essence of the Harley through online activities.
A programme of interactive digital activities as well as films from artists and makers are available on The Harley Gallery website - and will be ongoing as lockdown continues.
Director of The Harley Gallery, Lisa Gee said: “Our doors may be temporarily closed but we can still connect with each other through technology and share our creativity and we know many people have been inspired to use their new found spare time to get creative. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back later this year. In the meantime, we hope our online activities will continue to inspire.”
Online activities include:
- Worksheets created by Education Manager, Dayle Green, to keep children busy while off school, and to provide fun and creative ideas for families to do together.
- Portland Puzzle jigsaws of some of the portraits that hang on the walls of The Portland Collection.
- Easy to follow guides on how to make a colour wheel rainbow, a LEGO® self-portrait, disguises and funky feet, among other things.
- A Martin Smith Studio paper applause machine template to download, colour, cut and assemble.
- A step-by-step guide to making fabric face coverings to wear during the lockdown.
In the meantime, during the lockdown The School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck estate has also been offering baking and culinary tips and advice through special online tutorials across its social media feeds >> click their YouTube channel for details.