Shakespeare: A Celebration

29 June - 10 July 2016 Bankside Gallery

To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers have collaborated with the Globe Theatre to create an exhibition of paintings and original prints inspired by the playwright and his works.


Featured Artists Mark Raggett VPRWS (Artistic Director on the 1999 film Shakespeare in Love) and Mychael Barratt PRE (Globe Artist in Residence during Mark Rylance’s tenure) were granted access to the Globe and have made work from both within the theatre and inspired by it.


Over 80 artists have created works that are inspired not only by Shakespeare's writings but by his birthplace, his theatres and even the plants that feature in his plays.  This exhibition is a celebration of the abundant inspiration that he has left us, inspiration that continues to grasp generations of artists that have followed him.


See a behind the scenes video here