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Ribeiro: A Celebration of Life, Love and Passion


Ribeiro: A Celebration of Life, Love and Passion

Thursday 16 March 2017
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Victoria and Albert Museum
£7, £5 concessions (includes drinks reception)

As part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, the V&A’s special evening event ‘Ribeiro: Celebrating Life, Love and Passion’ is dedicated to the life and work of the prolific Indian modern artist, Lancelot Ribeiro.

Connect and reconnect with this pivotal artist whose intense output reflected a lifetime of experimentation. Regarded as the godfather to a generation of artists using acrylics as an alternative to oils, we explore his life, his work in the V&A and his rare but lesser known pieces, which include ceramics and sculptures.  With arts writer and journalist David Buckman and writer, broadcaster and composer, Gerard McBurney.

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“It can be an amazing experience to witness the ‘re-birth’ of work and the careers of great artists, hidden to many, and so often lost to generations, but who are eventually unearthed and repackaged for a new and wider public to enjoy! Ribeiro was a master of his trade, with energised enthusiasm for new styles and experiments, we are pleased to welcome him, and acquire a selection of his paintings as part of the V&A collection.”

Janet Browne, Programme Manager, African Heritage and Culture


“Restless and talented, relentlessly prolific, personally chaotic, endlessly inventive and utterly charming with a poet’s mind”

David Coombs, The ArtNewsLetter, 2015


Ribeiro: A Lifetime of Experiment – From Bombay to the V&A

David Buckman, arts writer, journalist and author of ‘Lancelot Ribeiro: An Indian Artist in India and Europe’, will explore the artist’s journey of experimentation towards the three newly-acquired iconic paintings in the V&A’s South Asian collection.

Ribeiro: Music and Art – The ‘Crushed Crystal Sound of Colour’

Gerard McBurney, writer, broadcaster and composer, will revisit his “strange but beautiful” encounter with Ribeiro to explore the interplay between music and art.



Other events:

Retracing Ribeiro art and archival exhibition
25 October 2016 – 19 March 2017

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
New End Square
London NW3 1LT
(Open Wednesday-Friday & Sunday, 12-5pm, admission free)



For more information on Lancelot Ribeiro, please see this website.