Purple Light Up at The British Museum


Date:Tuesday 3 December 2019

Time:11:30 am – 4:30pm

Location:The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DG

FREE – booking is essential please contact access@britishmuseum.org or phone: 020 7323 8971


ActionSpace artists Thompson Hall and Mark Lawrence will be presenting two workshops at the British Museum as part of Purple Light Up. This is a free day of disability-led performances, workshops and tours to coincide with International Day for Disabled Persons. This is a free event but booking is essential.

Thompson Hall is a frequent visitor of museums and galleries where he makes observational sketches, which he uses to build up ideas for his own complex panoramic paintings. Hall’s most recent work explores themes such as social change, marginalisation and social injustice. Purple Light Up will see Thompson Hall hosting a workshop entitled City of Heroes where visitors will be invited to add their personal hero stories onto blocks surrounding Hall’s own hero story illustration thus creating a City of Heroes.

Working across many media in 2d, 3d and digitally, Mark Lawrence experiments with the accumulation of clustered colours, projecting footage of his paintings and collages and exploring ways of engaging with the projections. For #PurpleLightUp Lawrence will be inviting members of the public to interact with his immersive film projections, using themselves and a range of reflective objects to explore movement, shadow and reflection.


To see the full programme of events and times visit here. 

For more information, to book a space or discuss access requirements please contact access@britishmuseum.org or phone: 020 7323 8971


Image: Mark Lawrence, Clever The Way It’s Moving at Barbican Centre.

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