Pastimes depicted in art

BSL-interpreted Friday Late

Date and time

Friday 26 May, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

Russell Aldersson and Edward Richards


Admission free. Tickets are strictly limited – please email for tickets and meeting information. Tickets are prioritised for BSL speakers and visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

How can an artist convey the living presence of a sitter in a static portrait painting? Join Edward Richards to discover how artists conveyed personality and individuality through the representation of activities, hobbies, and interests.

BSL-interpreted Friday Late

Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.

Image above: Detail from Jean-Siméon Chardin, The House of Cards, about 1736–7