The art of witchcraft

This event was held on 30 October 2015

Date and time

Friday 30 October, 6.30–8pm

National Gallery Cafe

Lachlan Goudie


£26/£24 concessions/£22 Members


From shrieking hags to seductive sorceresses, witches have cast a powerful spell upon the imagination, unleashing the creativity of artists such as Goya and Salvator Rosa.

Artist Lachlan Goudie leads a very personal and ghoulish tour of the collection. Enjoy some close looking at paintings, and find out about Lachlan's own father, the Scottish artist Alexander Goudie, who believed he was possessed by a witch, prompting him to paint many images of his demon at the helm of a gruesome tribe of hags, warlocks, and resuscitated corpses.

Friday Lates socials

Start your weekend here. Join us for a glass of wine at 6.30pm in the National Café followed by a tour at 7pm. Present your ticket in the Café after the event and receive a 25% discount on food.

Image above: Detail from Francisco de Goya, A Scene from El Hechizado por Fuerza (The Forcibly Bewitched), 1798