A one-day symposium in conjunction with IBIS (Imaginative Book Illustration Society) to accompany the exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery (22nd June to 13th September 2009) The Truth About Faeries: From A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Lord of the Rings, curated by Anne Anderson Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP.
Lecture Theatre, 5th September 2009, 10.15-3.30
10.15-10.30 Welcome and Introduction, Anne Anderson, curator
10.30-11.30 Nicola Bown, (author of Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2001) Faeries in British CultureVictorian Fairy Painting
11.30-12.30 Rupert Maas, expert on Victorian painting.
LUNCH (not provided)
1.30-2.30 Geoffrey Beare (IBIS)The Golden Age; Faerie Illustrators of the early 20th century
2.30-3.30 Peter Nahum, expert on Victorian and Modern British painting.The Lord of the Rings: Trolls, Goblins and Gollum
Tickets are £26. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Anderson, 02380694385 email@example.com. More information about the exhibition is available at the Southampton City Art Gallery website.
On Saturday July 18th, Buscot Park in Oxfordshire is to host a study day entitled “J W Waterhouse and the Pre-Raphaelite Tradition”, to complement the Royal Academy’s major retrospective exhibition J W Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite (27 June – 13 September 2009). Waterhouse’s paintings are amongst the best-loved of the Victorian age – his Lady of Shalott is consistently the Tate’s best-selling postcard – and his mastery of the art of myth and poetry is as compelling as ever. The speakers for the study day are Julian Treuherz, Peter Trippi and David Freeman, and it looks like it will be an excellent event. You can get more information and book a place here.