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Ribeiro: A Celebration of Life, Love and Passion

Thursday 16 March 2017
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Victoria and Albert Museum
£7, £5 concessions (includes drinks reception)


As part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, the V&A’s special evening event ‘Ribeiro: Celebrating Life, Love and Passion’ is dedicated to the life and work of the prolific Indian modern artist, Lancelot Ribeiro.

Connect and reconnect with this pivotal artist whose intense output reflected a lifetime of experimentation. Regarded as the godfather to a generation of artists using acrylics as an alternative to oils, we explore his life, his work in the V&A and his rare but lesser known pieces, which include ceramics and sculptures. With arts writer and journalist David Buckman and writer, broadcaster and composer, Gerard McBurney.

Book tickets

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
Tel: 020 7942 2000

Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Buses: C1, 14, 414 and 74

“It can be an amazing experience to witness the ‘re-birth’ of work and the careers of great artists, hidden to many, and so often lost to generations, but who are eventually unearthed and repackaged for a new and wider public to enjoy! Ribeiro was a master of his trade, with energised enthusiasm for new styles and experiments, we are pleased to welcome him, and acquire a selection of his paintings as part of the V&A collection.” Janet Browne, Programme Manager, African Heritage and Culture.

“Restless and talented, relentlessly prolific, personally chaotic, endlessly inventive and utterly charming with a poet’s mind”
David Coombs, The ArtNewsLetter, 2015

Ribeiro: A Lifetime of Experiment - From Bombay to the V&A
David Buckman, arts writer, journalist and author of ‘Lancelot Ribeiro: An Indian Artist in India and Europe’, will explore the artist’s journey of experimentation towards the three newly-acquired iconic paintings in the V&A’s South Asian collection.

Ribeiro: Music and Art - The ‘Crushed Crystal Sound of Colour’
Gerard McBurney, writer, broadcaster and composer, will revisit his “strange but beautiful” encounter with Ribeiro to explore the interplay between music and art


Notes to editors

The ‘Retracing Ribeiro’ project is supported by a National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and is a year-long project exploring the life and work of the Hampstead painter, Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010). Developed with the British Museum, Burgh House, Camden Archives, Central Saint Martins and the V&A, this project forms part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture.

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