2024 Lectures

19
February
Martina Mrongovius

Exploring the Holographic

Exploring the Holographic

Date: February 19, 2024Time: 6:30 pmVenue: Hunter Theatre

Martina Mrongovius captures urban environments in assembled photomontages she prints into holographic images. Her artworks investigate how perception shapes experience and are often installed in ways that provoke viewers to move. In this lecture Martina will discuss how her artworks were inspired ...

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18
March
Damien Hirst

Damien Hurst and Contemporary Art

Damien Hurst and Contemporary Art

Date: March 18, 2024Time: 6:30 pmVenue: Hunter Theatre

Damien Hirst is the most famous British artist since Henry Moore. Not even Francis Bacon had such a huge international presence. And yet in his home country he is often seen as a practical joker, pulling the wool over the eyes of the public, and not making proper art at all. This lecture aims to dis...

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27
May
Finland Scaninavian glass

Scandinavian Glass: Orrefors to Ikea

Scandinavian Glass: Orrefors to Ikea

Date: May 27, 2024Time: 10:00 amVenue: Apollo International Hotel

The Nordic countries played a minor role in the historic development of world glassmaking. It is astonishing that these nations, with some 20 million inhabitants, produced more Post-War glass designers of international consequence than the rest of the Western World combined. The talk examines the f...

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29
July
The Maharani of Kuch Behar

Portraits of the Maharanis

Portraits of the Maharanis

Date: July 29, 2024Time: 6:30 pmVenue: Hunter Theatre

The Maharajahs and Maharanis of India were semi-independent rulers, responsible for governing territories outside the direct control of the British Empire; seen by the British public, as powerful symbols of ‘exotic India’. This lecture draws on an extensive collection of portraits and photograph...

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30
September
Mrs Frederick Barnard 1885 by John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

Breeches, Bonnets and Bags

Breeches, Bonnets and Bags

Date: September 30, 2024Time: 6:30 pmVenue: Hunter Theatre

Portraits provide a fascinating insight into the changing styles of dress over the centuries. Follow the different fashions as revealed in paintings, looking at dress and accessories, and some of the more ridiculous styles of fashion from the 16th century to the 19th century – with a focus on fash...

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04
November
georges seurat the circus

The Painters of the Cirque Medrano

The Painters of the Cirque Medrano

Date: November 4, 2024Time: 6:30 pmVenue: Hunter Theatre

The legendary Paris circus, from its beginning as the Cirque Fernando in 1875 (it was renamed Cirque Medrano in 1897) until its closure in 1963 was an integral part of Parisian cultural life. It attracted writers, painters and poets who created many works inspired by the Circus. Performers have been...

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