Gainsborough Study Day

Gainsborough’s Landscapes – A Study Day
Monday 14 November 2012 
The Holburne Museum 10am to 4.30pm

This study day will bring together a wide range of distinguished speakers to explore in depth several aspects of Gainsborough’s landscapes, and the lives of the people who inhabited them, his use of drawing and his associations with music.

Price £50 (Concessions £45, Students £30), to include coffee, tea and lunch

The study day has been made possible by a generous grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Lowell Libson Ltd

Speakers will include:

Dr Martin Postle
(Assistant Director for Academic Activities, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Trustee of the Holburne Museum)
Dr Susan Sloman (exhibition Curator)
Rica Jones (Conservator of paintings, Tate)
Prof Deanna Petherbridge
Hugh Belsey (Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London)
Dr Steve Poole (Principal Lecturer in English Social and Cultural History, University of the West of England)
Prof Peter Holman (Professor Emeritus of Historical Musicology, University of Leeds)

To Book or for further information please contact
Spencer Hancock Tel 01225 388560 or email s.hancock@bath.ac.uk

How to Book
•Credit card bookings may be made by calling Spencer Hancock at the Holburne on 01225 388560, email s.hancock@bath.ac.uk
•Or in person at the Museum’s information desk
•Or send a cheque made payable to “The Holburne Museum” to Spencer Hancock, Visitor Services Manager, the Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, BATH BA2 4DB.
When booking, please supply your name, address and any special dietary requirements.
 
Detailed Programme

10am   Arrival and registration

10.30am  Welcome & Introduction
Dr Martin Postle (Assistant Director for Academic Activities, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Trustee of the Holburne Museum)

Morning Session
Chair: Dr Alexander Sturgis (Director, Holburne Museum)

10.45am  Dr Susan Sloman (exhibition curator): Themes and Variations

11.15am  Rica Jones: Insights into the production of Gainsborough’s Landscapes in the Sudbury-Ipswich period
 
11.35am  Coffee

12noon Prof Deanna Petherbridge (Visiting Professor, University of the Arts, London): Rooted in the rhythmic: the graphic determinacy of Gainsborough’s ‘dashing, stroky, scratchy, thunder and
lightning manner.’ 

12.30pm Hugh Belsey (Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London): Gainsborough’s drawings: motivation, use and purpose. 

12.55pm   Questions

1.10pm  Lunch
In the Clore Learning Space, including time to visit exhibition 

2.45pm  Afternoon session
Chair: Amina Wright (Senior Curator, Holburne Museum) 

2.50pm Dr Steve Poole (Principal Lecturer in English Social and Cultural History, University of the West of England): The Making of Gainsborough’s Working Class 

3.20pm Prof Peter Holman (Professor Emeritus of Historical Musicology, University of Leeds): Representing the People: Connections between Art and Music in Eighteenth-Century England 

4pm   Plenary Discussion

4.30pm  Ends

 

Published on: 23/07/2010