Around Ealing April / May 2019 | Page 12

PITZHANGER In the house Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, arguably the finest heritage gem in Ealing, has been restored to its former splendour and is welcoming visitors from across the borough and beyond. Dan Stephens reports. Y ou can get a first-hand look at the spectacular interior and some internationally- renowned art for free thanks to an offer aimed at giving local people a chance to experience it close up. The pictures on these pages and in our online gallery (see box) will give you a taste but, thanks to the special offer, if you are a borough resident (with address ID) you are able to visit Pitzhanger for free all day every 12 around ealing    April/May 2019 Tuesday and until 12noon on Sundays. This includes the manor house itself, with its hand-painted interiors, painstakingly restored to their former glory; and the gallery, hosting its inaugural exhibition by world-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor. Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery was officially opened in March by TV presenter Angellica Bell, helped by local children who designed winning posters celebrating the famous building’s re-opening. The first exhibition at the newly refurbished gallery sees Turner Prize- winning artist Kapoor presenting a series of sculptures, some previously unseen in Britain, challenging our traditional notion of form and space by disorientating the viewer and transforming their surroundings. Grade 1 listed Pitzhanger Manor was the home of visionary British architect Sir John Soane, where he