Arthur Boyd Houghton, 'Lady with a Book' circa 1860

Arthur Boyd Houghton
Lady with a Book circa 1860
Oil on canvas
support: 241 x 190 mm
Presented by Mrs E.C. Davis 1926

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Overlooked Victorian artists

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 16 January 2014, 11.00–17.00

This seminar will look at the case of Victorian artists, male and female, who were well-known in their day but have since come to occupy a marginal position in the history of British art. We will examine the historiographic and museological reasons for their neglect and consider how far new approaches to curating and research may help rehabilitate reputation.

Programmed by Professor Liz Prettejohn, Head of Department and Professor of History of Art, University of York and Rebecca Milner, Curator: Collections Access (Fine Art), Manchester Art Gallery in collaboration with Alison Smith, Lead Curator, 19th Century British Art, Tate.

Peter Blake, 'The Fine Art Bit' 1959

Peter Blake
The Fine Art Bit 1959
Enamel, wood relief and collage on board
support: 914 x 610 x 25 mm
Purchased 1970© Peter Blake 2002. All rights reserved, DACS

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British Pop Art Seminar

Tate Britain, Manton Studio
Monday 23 September 2013, 11.00–17.00

A one-day seminar on British pop art for members of the British Art Network.

Programmed by Marguerite Nugent, Head of Curatorial Services, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Gemma Yates, Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield, in collaboration with Chris Stephens, Head of Displays and Lead Curator Modern British Art, Tate Britain.

Exploring and examining areas of potential research and exhibitions the seminar will provide opportunities for discussion and networking alongside a number of academic and curatorial presentations. Speakers include:

Flavia Figeri, Assistant Curator of Tate Modern’s global Pop Show; Anthea Hamilton, Artist, discussing the influence of Pop art on her practice with a particular focus on the work of Allen Jones; Marco Livingstone; David Mellow, Professor of History of Art, University of Sussex; and Marguerite Nugent and Brendan Flynn, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, presenting their Pop collection and programming strategy.

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, 'Banking at 4000 Feet' 1917

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson
Banking at 4000 Feet 1917
Lithograph on paper
image: 403 x 316 mm
Presented by the Ministry of Information 1918

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British Art Network Seminar – First World War

Tate Britain, Auditorium
Friday 19 April 2013, 11.00–17.00

A one-day seminar on British art and the First World War at Tate Britain for members of the British Art Network.

The first British Art Network seminar is based around the First World War. Led by Dr Emma Chambers, Curator of Modern British Art at Tate Britain in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, London, and with contributions from other network members, the seminar will combine an academic element with the chance to share information about individual collections and future exhibition projects.

The day will include the following presentations:

  • Dr Sue Malvern: Witnessing and Testimony
  • Richard Cork: Dance of Death: Young British Artists in the First World War
  • Dr Jonathan Black: The Face of Death / Faces of the Dead: The Image of the Dead ‘Tommy’ in British First World War Memorial Sculpture
  • Grace Brockington: Art and Pacifism in the First World War

Alongside a number of programme presentations and opportunities for discussion.