Venice in Peril

Ashley Clarke Memorial Lecture: ‘Sketchbooks: why I always have mine with me’ with Matthew Rice


Event date and time: Monday, 15 November 2021, 6.30-8.30pm

This is an in person event at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House , Piccadilly, £40 (Friends with website login) and £45 (others)

Matthew Rice, painter and illustrator, will talk about the sketchbook as a tool and a resource, drawing on his and his father, stage designer Peter Rice’s sketchbooks, the earliest of which date from the 1940s.

Matthew has been going to Venice every year since 1981 when he was a theatre design student at the Central School of Art. Since then, he has designed 300 mugs for Emma Bridgewater, furniture for David Linley and written and illustrated six books on architecture. Matthew’s richly illustrated guide to Venice for Penguin will be published in the spring.

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