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RWA: Rolinda Sharples – Painted out of History

January 12th, 2018

rwa18aRolinda Sharples – Painted out of History (1996) Featuring Toyah Willcox. Director Lee Cox – 19 Feb 2018

Join PJ Crook, Toyah Willcox and Friends in Bristol for a unique celebration of the life and works of the artist Rolinda Sharples.

Rolinda Sharples (1793-1838) was born in Bath and lived most of her life in Bristol.  She exhibited at the Royal Academy and at the Society of British Artists, where she became an honorary member.  Her painting of The Cloak-Room at the Clifton Assembly Rooms, 1817 (see below) has become one of the most iconic images of the Regency period.

In 1998, Toyah Willcox (as Rolinda Sharples) and PJ Crook (as herself) made a short film for TV entitled Rolinda Sharples: Painted Out of History. For this special screening of the film, we will be joined by PJ and Toyah and also by the film’s director (Lee Cox) and screen-writer/animator (Hazel Gower), who will introduce it.

Ticket price includes entry to and an introduction to the current exhibition Women with Vision from RWA Director Alison Bevan.

• Further info/Book tickets at rwa.org.uk. **NB – Update – Toyah will NOT be at this event – See info here**