Renaissance Selfie at the Idler Festival 2024

#RenaissanceSelfie returns to the brilliant Idler Festival at Fenton House in Hampstead, London!!

Join us in our little garret at the top of the house for the make over of another lifetime- we will weave our Renaissance magic using every day objects, pillow cases, travel pillows, paper napkins to create beautiful Renaissance style portraits for you to keep. Discover your Renaissance Self!

Saturday 6-7 July
12-7pm both days

More info and festival tickets here

#RenaissanceSelfie costs:
Single portrait: £25 / Double £35/ triple or group £45
You will receive a high resolution digital file which you can use to post up or print out

 

The History of #RenaissanceSelfie
While on holiday in Italy, having overdosed on Italian Renaissance paintings, Anne the Co-Director of London Drawing whiled away a wet evening messing about taking self portrait photographs in the Renaissance style using what she had around her- an embroidered bedspread, sun visor and pillowcase. When she got back we were asked by the Wellcome Trust to develop activities inspired by themes in the fabulous Reading Room. One of the themes was ‘Face’ and having looked through a Cindy Sherman book in the section she showed the curator her holiday portraits- the rest is history….