The Grand Tour: Season Three

Chatsworth, Nottingham Contemporary, Derby Museums and the Harley Gallery, NG1 2GB
The Grand Tour: Season Three


The Grand Tour Season Three
Nottingham Contemporary | Chatsworth | The Harley Gallery | Derby Museums
Saturday 24 March - Sunday 24 June 2018

Take a journey across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire experiencing the treasures of its museums and galleries.

This season’s Grand Tour explores artistic process and industrial creation, yet each venue is unique, showing the diversity and cultural richness of the region. Inspired by the grand tours of the 18th century traveller, this modern-day interpretation offers a chance to see extraordinary art collections, great houses and romantic landscapes, fused with some of today’s most exciting contemporary artists.

This season of the Grand Tour features British contemporary artist Linder, known for her photomontages. Following an artist-residency, Linder will exhibit new works inspired by the collection at Chatsworth. Linder has taken inspiration from her unique surroundings – from the aromatic plants on the estate, oral histories, and the sounds of the house.

Nottingham Contemporary will host a major retrospective of Linder, spanning four decades of her work, from photomontages to costumes. Her work is displayed alongside a constellation of influences, featuring more than 100 works by some 50 practitioners including artists, designers, architects, musicians and photographers.

The Harley Gallery, in collaboration with the British artist Clare Twomey, explore life on the historic Welbeck estate through a series of lithopanes, shedding light on hidden worlds and forgotten processes.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery look back at the region’s industrial history through both historic artifacts and artistic interpretation.

This Grand Tour series builds on the second season in 2017 was a selected retrospective of Simon Starling, including a major painting by Joseph Wright of Derby.

The Grand Tour is a partnership of Nottingham Contemporary, Chatsworth, Derby Museum and Art Gallery and The Harley Gallery, together with Visit Nottinghamshire and Visit Peak District & Derbyshire.

Grand Tour special offers

Debbie Bryan
 - The Grand Tour High Tea

Tucked away on St Mary’s Gate in Nottingham city centre is Debbie Bryan, creative retailer and tea room. With Nottingham Contemporary and Syson Gallery just moments away, it’s the perfect hideaway for a special treat.

The Grand Tour High Tea experience begins with Pimm’s on arrival and a Nottingham Lace trim gift, followed by a delicious array of cakes, scones and sandwiches – with traditional, vegetarian, gluten free and vegan menus available.

Further details here.

£26 per person.

Creswell Crags - Hot drink and a slice of cake for £5 / 10% discount the Rock Art tour.

Just a mile away from The Harley Gallery at Welbeck lies Creswell Crags, home of the ice age hunter. This limestone gorge gives a fascinating insight into the life of Neanderthals and Early Modern Humans through stone tools and the remains of Ice Age animals dating from 50,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Creswell Crags is also home to the most northern and earliest discovered Ice Age cave art in the UK. At 12,500 years old, this art is as impressive as it is humbling, having only been discovered 15 years ago.

Redeem: Just quote ‘The Grand Tour’ at the desk to receive either of these offers.

Smart Serviced Apartments - Enjoy 10% discount on your stay in Nottingham

Extend your Grand Tour and enjoy a touch of luxury in your choice of two Nottingham city apartments. ‘The Arbor’ is just a stone’s throw away from The Arboretum (said to be J.M. Barrie’s inspiration for Peter Pan), while ‘The Wiverton’ is located within a Grade II listed building designed by renowned Nottinghamshire architect Watson Fothergill. These home-from-homes are sure to offer you the perfect base from which to explore everything the Grand Tour has to offer. Discover more and book.

Discount code: GRANDTOUR18

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