Events and Exhibitions

June 2015

Look out for more creative hands-on events in the coming months...


The Labours of Herakles

17th April - 15th August, 2015

Hercules – most famous of all the Greek heroes – steps directly out of a Greek vase and into the New World in this series of beautifully observed lithographs and etchings. New Zealand artist Marian Maguire imagines Herakles as nineteenth-century colonist, venturing into a landscape where his labours are both mundane and extraordinary.

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Curator's Tour: The Labours of Herakles

What: Tour of Marian Maguire's Labours of Herakles series with curator Dr. Susanne Turner
When: Friday June 26th 2015, 2-3pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Find out more about the ways in which Marian Maguire's beautiful lithographs and epigraphs fold time and space to weave together classical myths with (post)colonial narratives from the New World.

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Cut it out, Herakles style!

What: paper-cutting workshop
When: Wednesday 5th August, 7-9pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Join cut paper artist, Vanessa Stone, for this cut paper workshop for adults. Vanessa will be sharing her expertise on how to produce pieces inspired by black-figure pottery and the lithographs in our current exhibition, The Labours of Herakles by Marian Maguire. Find out more about Vanessa and her work at

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Drink and Draw Event Draws New Audiences

Thursday 21st May 2015

Drink and Draw will become a regular feature of the Museum of Classical Archaeology's creative programme after queues formed outside the Museum for the first time at this year's Museums at Night event. One hundred and seventy-six people visited to enjoy a glass of wine and draw the casts under the expert eye of artists Susie Olczak and Loukas Morley.

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