The Future of Art History in Wales: A free roundtable discussion

2017 Conference, Events, News

THE FUTURE OF ART HISTORY IN WALES
A free roundtable discussion
 
The Drwm, National Library of Wales
12 September 2017, 5-6.30pm
 
Followed by a wine reception at Aberystwyth School of Art

Cliciwch yma am raglen Cymraeg.

In 2016, the successful campaign to stop A-level Art History being dropped demonstrated the enthusiasm for art history among students, artists and educators across the UK. Yet the future of art history in all its forms – whether in schools, universities, libraries, galleries, arts centres or community groups – remains uncertain.

If, as the artist Jeremy Deller has argued, ‘Art history is the study of power, politics, identity and humanity’, the study and appreciation of art is more vital than ever in the tumultuous 21st century. In Wales, art history is inextricably linked with the political: the lack of critical attention has led to Welsh artists being marginalised or excluded from the canon altogether. How can art history in Wales work to recover movements, groups, individuals or works that have been lost? How can it consider, contextualise and celebrate Wales’s rich and diverse art history, bringing it to new audiences? What are the shared experiences with other humanities subjects (such as literary studies), and what can these disciplines learn from each other?

Join us for a free roundtable discussion with leading artists, curators and historians to discuss the future of Welsh art history/art history in Wales.

Draft Programme: Word and Image (MONC 2017)

2017 Conference

We’re delighted to share the draft programme for the second MONC conference, Word and Image, to be held in Aberystwyth this September.

Cliciwch yma am raglen Cymraeg. Click here to download a copy in English.

Many thanks to Nathan Munday (Cardiff University) for providing the Welsh translation.

We will announce more details regarding the roundtable on the first day in the coming weeks. Join our mailing list or follow us on twitter for the latest updates.

Registration is now open; full details can be found here.

The conference is kindly supported by the Learned Society of Wales and Aberystwyth School of Art.

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Registration Open: Word and Image (MONC 2017)

2017 Conference

We’re delighted to announce that registration is now open for Word and Image: The Second Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) conference, to be held at the National Library of Wales/Aberystwyth School of Art on 12-13 September 2017.

Those interested can register via our Eventbrite page. So that we can confirm numbers with catering, registration will close on 28 August 2017.

If you wish to attend after registration has closed, please get in touch with us at modernistnetworkcymru[at]gmail.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, the Learned Society of Wales and Aberystwyth School of Art, for helping to make the conference and roundtable possible.

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THE URSULA MASSON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2017

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The Centre for Gender Studies in Wales
invites you to:

THE URSULA MASSON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2017

Dr. Sian Rhiannon Williams
‘“Delicate” and “troublous” questions: women teachers, gender issues and local education politics in south Wales, 1908-1928’

Wednesday 8 March (for International Women’s Day) at 6.00-9.00pm,

Ty Crawshay, Treforest Campus, University of South Wales

The lecture will take place in the Moot Court, TC13, at 6pm to be followed by a wine reception and buffet in TC30 (the Zobole Room) and the university museum’s art gallery space, Oriel y Bont, from 7.15pm.

CFP: Ian Hamilton Finlay: Little Fields, Long Horizons

CFPs

University of Edinburgh 13-14 July 2017,

with an associated event at Little Sparta, 15 July

This two-day symposium will explore new critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Scottish poet, artist and avant-gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006). As Finlay’s reputation worldwide continues to grow a decade after his death, we wish to ask searching questions about the boundaries of his practice, its philosophical, political and cultural dimensions, and its legacies and affinities across a range of media, disciplines and geographical boundaries. A number of attendees will also have the chance to visit Finlay’s poet’s garden at Little Sparta in the Pentland Hills for an event in its new workshop space.