Events/Cultural programme

Exhibition "La Normandie en plein air"

Friday 2 February marks the opening of our new exhibition “La Normandie en plein air”, which will take place until Tuesday 27 March: paintings of the Pays de Caux by Jonathan Hensher, a painter and academic based in Manchester and Oxford.

A regular visitor to Normandy, Jonathan Hensher works primarily outdoors when he is there, painting directly from nature in oils, acrylics and watercolour, taking inspiration from the light and sensations he finds both in the natural landscape and the urban environment.

Dr Hensher will give a talk on Friday 2 February entitled "Painters in Normandy: the school of light (Les peintres en Normandie : l’école de la lumière)”, where he will introduce his work and that of some of the great artists who have painted outdoors in Normandy. The presentation will be followed by an audience discussion.