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BSL Tour of ‘Helene Schjerfbeck’


Saturday 17 August 2019
2 — 3pm

Free for Accessible
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A BSL tour at the RA

Photo credit: Justine Trickett

A tour of ‘Helene Schjerfbeck’ in British Sign Language (BSL).

Join deaf guide Jemima Buoy to discover more than more than 60 portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes by Schjerfbeck, illustrating her unique vision and painterly invention.

Schjerfbeck is a Finnish national icon, renowned for both her early naturalistic style honed during her studies in France and her highly abstracted self-portraits. This exhibition explores the evolution of Schjerfbeck’s remarkable career. Highlights include a sequence of fascinating self-portraits, which demonstrate Schjerfbeck’s lifelong interest in the physical and psychological process of ageing. In the age of the selfie, her engagement with masks and masquerade – the superficial appearance we present to the world and what lies beneath – is more relevant than ever.

BSL speaking host John Wilson will be supporting this event.

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Saturday 17 August 2019

2 — 3pm

Meet in Front Hall of Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, booking required.

Free for Accessible