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June 07 2012

Art in Our Time at Leeds Art Gallery: Win a pair of tickets to a private tour plus a talk from Grayson Perry

The Leeds Art Fund, the organisation responsible for some of the most significant works of art in the collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries, is celebrating 100 years of collecting avant-garde, progressive and contemporary art with a new exhibition

The Leeds Art Fund is marking its 100th anniversary with an exhibition entitled Art in Our Time. It brings together for the first time paintings and sculpture acquired by one of the UK's oldest regional supporting agencies for the visual arts, which have made a significant contribution to what is recognised as one of the best collections of fine and decorative arts in Britain.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of talks from well known members of the art world including Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry.

On Monday 25 June, Grayson will offer his perspective on class, taste and art at a talk at Leeds Art Gallery. He will discuss how culture provides the fleetest transport for class mobility and whether artists, collectors and audiences all enjoy 'swanking it and slumming it'.

Five Extra members can win a pair of tickets to a private tour of the Art in our Time Exhibition, followed by a talk from Grayson Perry, at the Leeds Art Gallery on 25 June. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 17 June 2012.

(Art in Our Time is running at Leeds Art Gallery until 26 August 2012. The Leeds Art Fund centenary is sponsored by private bank Brown Shipley.)

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November 21 2011

The Turner Prize: Win a pair of tickets to a private view on 8 December

The work of the shortlisted artists in this year's Turner Prize Competition is on show at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Extra members can win one of 25 pairs of tickets to a private view on 8 December

The Turner Prize is one of the world's most recognised and prestigious awards for contemporary art, showcasing the very best of British talent. As media partner for this year's competition, the Guardian has 25 pairs of tickets to a private view to give away to Extra members. The prize includes a guided tour of the exhibits and the event takes place on Thursday 8 December.

The four shortlisted artists are:
•Karla Black
•Martin Boyce
•Hilary Lloyd
•George Shaw

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 4 December.

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June 21 2011

Get a ticket deal to see ceramics by Philip Eglin at The Arts and Crafts House in Cumbria

Extra members can get a 2 for 1 deal on entry to Mixed Marriage(s) Ceramics, an exhibition by Philip Eglin, at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House. The offer also gives you free entrance into Blackwell House, Gardens and Exhibition Galleries. The offer runs until Sunday 10 July

Born in 1959, ceramicist Philip Eglin trained at Staffordshire Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art. His work can be found in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Eglin's work reflects contemporary society, mirroring its prevailing interests. He draws on both high and popular culture and from stories and images which saturate today's media. This solo selling show of work will be a highlight in the 2011 contemporary exhibition calendar.

The Mixed Marriage(s) Ceramics exhibition runs at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House until Sunday 10 July 2011.

Extra members can get a 2 for 1 deal on entry to the exhibition at Blackwell until Sunday 10 July. The offer also gives you free entrance into Blackwell House, Gardens and Exhibition Galleries.

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April 06 2011

Win tickets to the preview event at the new Turner Contemporary gallery

History will be made in Margate on Saturday 16 April when a new Turner gallery opens its doors. Two Extra members and their guests could win tickets to the preview event the night before

The Turner Contemporary Gallery is a visual arts organisation whose aim is to make art accessible, relevant and fulfilling for all.

Situated on Margate's seafront in a new building designed by Stirling Prize winner David Chipperfield Architects, the gallery is the largest exhibition space in the South East. It offers visitors a selection of temporary exhibitions, events and education programmes. Their approach to art helps people to make connections between art from 1750 and the work produced by today's artists.

In this exclusive competition, two Extra members can win a pair of tickets to attend the gallery preview event on Friday 15th April. The event will be attended by artists from the opening show. The prize includes an overnight stay at the Premier Inn in Margate and travel costs from London to Margate. The dress code for the event is smart or smart casual.

The competition closes at 23:59 on Monday 11 April.

For more information about the gallery, go to turnercontemporary.org

Watch Jonathan Glancey's interview with David Chipperfield, the architect who designed the gallery.

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October 20 2010

The Book of the Dead: this autumn's major exhibition at the British Museum

Get a rare insight into the British Museum's latest exhibition, Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Join the exhibition's curator John H.Taylor on 13 November, for an exclusive breakfast, talk and visit to the exhibition

This year, the British Museum's major autumn exhibition will examine ancient Egyptian beliefs about life after death. Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, will showcase the rich textual and visual material from the British Museum's unparalleled collection of Book of the Dead papyri (you can view the Museum's video about the exhibition here).

The 'Book', used for over 1500 years between c. 1600 BC and 100 AD, is made up of a compilation of spells that gave the dead the information and power that would would guide them safely through the dangers of the hereafter and ultimately ensure eternal life. Because of the age and fragility of the papyri, they are very seldom on display so this is a rare opportunity to view them.

The exhibition will include the longest Book of the Dead in the world, the Greenfield Papyrus, which measures 37 metres in length and has never been shown publicly in its entirety before. You will also be able to see the famous paintings from the papyri of Ani and Hunefer, along with selected masterpieces on loan from major international collections. The exhibition will also feature a rich array of painted coffins, gilded masks, amulets, jewellery, tomb figurines and mummy trappings. Digital visualisation technology will provide new ways of accessing and understanding this key source in the history of religions.

Extra members are being invited to an exclusive breakfast at the Museum's famous Court Restaurant. This will be followed by a short talk by the exhibition's curator John H. Taylor and a visit to the exhibition.

The event will take place on Saturday 13 November and tickets cost £32.

Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, supported by BP, will run from 4 November 2010 – 6 March 2011. You can find out about becoming a member of the British Museum here.


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October 14 2010

Enjoy A History of the World in 100 objects at The British Museum

To mark the publication of the book, the British Museum is inviting Extra members to an exclusive breakfast at the museum. The meal will be followed by a tour of some of the 100 objects, led by curator JD Hill

A cooking pot, a golden galleon, a stone age tool, a credit card ... every object tells a story. This is a history of the world told through 100 objects we have we have made and left behind. It will take you on a journey back in time and across the globe, to see how we humans have shaped our world, and been shaped by it, over the past two million years.

To mark the publication of this extraordinary book, Penguin Books has joined forces with the British Museum to offer 25 Extra members the chance to enjoy a Prosecco breakfast at the British Museum's Great Court Restaurant, followed by a tour of selected A History of the World objects by lead curator JD Hill.

Tickets are limited to 25. The event will take place on Saturday 20 November at 9am. Extra members can book tickets for £25

You can pre order the book from the Guardian Bookshop here at the discounted price of £18.75. The book is available to buy from Thursday 28 October

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August 16 2010

tate britain muybridge whiteread

This exclusive Extra event takes place on 14 September and there are 100 complimentary pairs of tickets to be won.

Eadweard Muybridge pushed the limits of the camera's possibilities, creating world-famous images of animals and humans in motion and anticipating film and moving image. This exhibition brings together a full range of his work, which continues to resonate with artists today in many diverse fields.

Rachel Whiteread is renowned for her evocative large-scale sculptures, but drawing has always remained one of her core activities. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to explore her works on paper, most of which have never been shown before in a public gallery.

The combined event takes place on 14 September and Extra members are being offered the chance to win a complimentary pair of tickets.

The competition closes on 5 September.

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