Programme Jan – Jun 2012

Thursday 19th, 26th January & 2nd February, 10.30 – 12.30pm, St. Lawrence Parish Room, Colebrook St, Winchester.

The Painters’ Craft: Renaissance Artists’ Workshops: Dr. Antonia Whitley

One of the difficulties experts have when attributing paintings, is that during the Renaissance, all work emanating from an artist’s workshop, if it was signed at all, carried the name of the master. This three day course will expand and enhance our understanding of how works of art were created by looking behind the signature to explore, how, far from the modern ethos in which originality is all, artists from Duccio to Raphael were trained to paint in the house style; how workshops were organized and how tasks was divided out; what sorts of materials and techniques were used; how artists sought business; what conditions they were bound by and what payment terms were set.

January 19th 1 10.30 -12.30: Working Arrangements

January 26th 10.30 -12.30: Media, Materials and Production

February 2nd 10.30 -12.30: Business Practices in the Workshop

Tuesday 31st January, 11.00am, National Gallery with Antonia Whitley

A chance to relate what you have gleaned in class to some of the paintings themselves!

Thursday 23rd February, 11am, Holbourne Museum, Bath.

A guided tour to the newly refurbished Holbourne Museum, notable for its collection of 18th century art, including portraiture. The visit includes entry to the temporary exhibition on at the time (to be announced) .

Wednesday 21st March, 11am, Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Cathedral

A guided tour of the permanent collections at the Pallant House Gallery in the morning followed at 2.15pm by a specialist guided tour of the art of Chichester Cathedral.
Wednesday 18th April, 11.30am, Dulwich Picture Gallery A guided tour to the museum designed by Sir John Soane and to the permanent collection. Entry to the scheduled exhibitions Ragamala: Paintings from India and Van Dyck in Sicily: Painting and the Plague, 1624-25 is included.

Wednesday 16th May and Wednesday 23rd May, 10.30-12.30pm, Winchester Discovery Centre

Postmodernism for the Petrified: Beth Taylor

Many viewers find postmodern art difficult to understand or enjoy. These seminars will introduce the postmodernism art which was produced as a reaction to modernism. These developments saw the status of the artist and the critic challenged, the gallery system subverted and the distinction between fine and pop art and between artistic media blurred. The emphasis will be on key works by American and British artists and their place in the artistic, social and political context of the time.

Wednesday 13th June, 10.30 -12.30pm, Winchester Discovery Centre

Arts and Crafts Architecture: Mary Greensted

Mary Greensted MPhil AMA was responsible for Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum’s nationally important Arts and Crafts collection. She is a Trustee of the Court Barn Museum and has written books about Ernest Gimson and the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds. Her latest publication is on the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain. Her seminar will provide an overview of the key figures and ideas of arts and crafts architecture.

Wednesday 20th June, 10.30 -12.30pm, Winchester Discovery Centre

Useful and Beautiful: the ‘Minor Arts’ from Morris to Ashbee:Dr Anne Anderson

Dr Anderson lectures at Kingston University, for NADFAS and for Swan Hellenic. She has published extensively on design history, particularly relating to the Aesthetic Movement, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Modernism as well as curating exhibitions. Most recently she worked on the re-opening exhibition at Leighton House Museum. Her seminar will consider the ‘minor arts’ – textiles, furniture and metalwork.