In this spotlight exhibition, John Wesley’s New Room premieres the first showing of a painting by twentieth century Newlyn artist, William Titcomb. The painting depicts John Wesley, founder of Methodism preaching in the open-air. The exhibition explores Titcomb’s love of drama which led him to depict a contentious moment defining Wesley’s life and legacy. We invite you to study the crowd, watch them be captivated by a moment, a message. Examine the scene, and celebrate and reflect Bristol’s ongoing story of public activism and free speech.
Saturday 1 October – Saturday 4 February 2023
Free with normal admission to the museum.
This exhibition is made possible thanks to support from the South West Museum Development Programme.