Phil Grabsky

Exhibition on Screen : Raphael Revealed

Oct 28th
7:30 pm
€10 |


This landmark exhibition looks at Raphael’s celebrated paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry, and prints.

… the most influential of European artists and his works still speak to us today…”

FT Weekend

Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome. Exhibition on Screen was granted exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime show.



With over two hundred masterpieces, including paintings and drawings – over a hundred of which have been brought together for the first time – this major exhibition celebrates the life and work of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.


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With unprecedented loans from the Louvre, Uffizi, National Gallery of Art, the Prado Museum and more, the exhibition and this film provide an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Raphael’s skill, creativity and ingenuity.

Award-winning director Phil Grabsky provides a fresh look at this giant of the Renaissance, and shows why he is considered one of the all-time greats. The film covers his life in Rome, and includes unique footage of the ancient Rome that was such a powerful influence, including rare footage of Nero’s Golden House that Raphael himself visited.



More than just a painter, Raphael was one of the most extraordinary artists of the Renaissance but is often misunderstood or mythologised.

On the basis of this extraordinary exhibition in Rome, this film allows Raphael, for the first time, to be truly revealed.



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Booking details: Bookings to be made with Box Office 051 855038 or call Sandra Kelly, Visual Arts & Education Manager on 086 014 2034 or


Working with all the world’s major international museums and galleries, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN creates films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and art critics. Since launching in 2011, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN has released 22 films which have been shown in over 60 countries worldwide.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is produced and distributed in the UK by award-winning film-maker Phil Grabsky and his production company Seventh Art Productions. They have also created the Great Composers cinema series and the highly acclaimed ITV series Great Art.

DIRECTOR: Phil Grabsky Biography


Phil Grabsky is a filmmaker who has won multiple awards for his directing, writing, producing and cinematography.


He and his company Seventh Art Productions are behind cinema films such as Muhammad Ali – Through the Eyes of the World, In Search of Beethoven, In Search of Mozart and The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan. These films have played in cinemas and on TV & DVD worldwide.


Among the many films Phil has directed in the past for television are multiple singles for Channel 4, ITV, the BBC, Discovery, A&E, PBS, Sky Arts and others, as well as major series such as I Caesar – the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. Seventh Art has also made six enormously popular history films with Monty Python’s Terry Jones, alongside being the world’s biggest producer of arts film for cinema and TV over the last 20 years.


Phil Grabsky also made the first surround-sound documentary The Lost Temple of Java for the BBC and the world’s first 3D visual arts film, ‘Tim Marlow on British Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts’ for Sky Arts 3D.


Phil’s Great Composers series includes the 4 In Search Of films, each exploring the life and music of a different classical composer (Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Chopin), as well as the groundbreaking feature Concerto – A Beethoven Journey following world-famous pianist Leif Ove Andsnes on his journey to play and understand the five Beethoven piano concertos.


Phil has also written four history books, including The Great Artists – co-authored with Tim Marlow – and the best-seller The Great Commanders. He is regularly involved as a judge for the Emmys, Bafta, Grierson and One World awards, and has won numerous personal awards himself including Royal Television Society awards for both ‘Best Director’ and ‘Services to Television’, and a Voice of the Listener and Viewer Award for ‘Services to Education.’


Phil also lectures and gives masterclasses, and has been invited to talk on Radio 3 (In Tune), Radio 4 (the Today Show, Start the Week, The History Quiz), Radio 5, BBC Southern Counties (Breakfast show, Film Review, Music of my Life), Classic FM, LBC, Talksport, BBC World Service and similar more internationally.  He also attends many question & answer sessions with his films in the UK and around the world.


In 2009, Phil and his colleagues began work on a new arts genre for the cinema: Exhibition on Screen. This brings major art exhibitions – and the stories of both the galleries and the artists – to cinema, mainstream television and home entertainment platforms worldwide. The Guardian newspaper said of Exhibition on Screen: ‘Just occasionally something will crop up that restores your faith in humanity’s future. Exhibition on Screen is a global phenomenon’. Exhibition on Screen now plays in 1500 cinemas worldwide and has produced 27 films on beloved artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, David Hockney and Frida Kahlo.


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Last updated December 18, 2020


IMPORTANT INFORMATION for visiting our theatre:

In line with the Government’s plan, in order to attend an event at Garter Lane, you and all of your booking party will be required to present  the following on arrival at our theatre:

 An EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) or the HSE Vaccination Card, or a COVID-19 Certificate that has been issued by non-EU states, which contains CONFIRMATION that the person has been vaccinated. Exceptions – proof of recent covid infection, minor (under 18) accompanied by an adult.

Early arrival to our theatre is advised and we suggest being present up to half an hour before the event start time to allow us carry out all Covid checks prior to the event starting

Garter Lane has ample space in both its courtyard and gallery in which to socially distance yourself and your party prior to the event.

Face coverings are now required while moving about and when seated in our Theatre. Children under the age of 12 will not be required to wear face coverings.

We ask that you (as we will) adhere to all of the public health safety guidelines that keep us safe, these include proper hand hygiene and social distancing.

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