Art History in the Pub

Art History in the Pub is a series of talks that take place on the last Monday of each month. Art History in the Pub reflects the AAH's commitment to bringing interesting, cutting-edge art-historical research to a wider, public community.

They are free, and open to all, no booking required. Talks take place at 7.30pm at The Monarch, Camden, London.

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The series of talks for March, April and May will focus on the theme of  animals in art. 
They have been organised by guest curator, Nicola McCartney, Artist and Educator.

30 March, 7.30pm
Speaker: Rosemarie McGoldrick, 'Spot the Bird'

This talk by artist and educator Rosemarie McGoldrick will focus on the tautological concept of positive absences of animals in art. A champion of animal rights, 'Spot the Bird' will be influenced by Rosemarie’s research interests in understanding how the making and the curating of contemporary art now meets the animal-human in praxis. Her current direction is in finding in art novel apprehensions of other animals and their relation to the human that are not ironic, reductive or universalist. Rosemarie is keen for a participatory talk and will  encourage the AHITP audience to join in!

Rosemarie McGoldrick, artist and educator is a London-based sculptor and installation artist who has shown nationally and internationally. Her commissions include sculptures for Futureworld at Milton Keynes, the London Docklands Development Corporation, the Homerton Hospital (Public Arts Development Trust) and for the Chiltern Sculpture Trust in Oxfordshire (Arts Council & Southern Arts). Rosemarie has curated and made artefacts for two major exhibition-and-symposium events: The Animal Gaze (2008) which toured London, Plymouth, Exeter and Sheffield and The Animal Gaze Returned (2011) She edited the special Animal edition of Intellect’s Journal of Visual Art Practice (Jan 2011). She is a member of the British Animal Studies Network and on the editorial board of Antennae, Journal of Nature in Visual Practice. Rosemarie McGoldrick is Head of CASS Fine Art and acting Course Leader, BA Fine Art at London Metropolitan University.

27 April, 7.30pm
Speaker: Jo Melvin, Writer, Curator and Educator, Reader in Fine Art, Special Collections and Archives, CCW Graduate School, UAL. Director of Estate of Barry Flanagan.

25 May, 7.30pm
Speaker: Katrin Joost,  Lecturer in Creative Arts at Cumbria University, organising the forthcoming symposium 'Visualising the Animal'.

Would you like to be a Guest Curator for Art History in the pub in 2015? 
We are looking for people interested in curating a series of talks for AHiTP. Send us an email if you would like more details.

Previous AHITP Talks

Directions & Details
If you've not been before then a speaker talks for about 30 minutes followed by questions. The talk takes place in the main bar, it is free, entertaining, and anyone is welcome.

The Monarch,
40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden NW1 8BG,
Telephone: 020 74822054

From Chalk Farm tube: Turn left out of the station and cross Chalk Farm Road at the lights. The pub is about five minutes walk down the road on the left.
From Camden Town: Take the Camden High Street exit and turn right. Head up the street past Camden Lock and under the rail bridge and proceed up Chalk Farm Road. The pub is a couple minutes walk from the bridge on the right.

By tube: Chalk Farm station (450m) – zone 2 / Camden Town station (530m) – zone 2
By train: Kentish Town West station (460m) / Camden Road station (550m)
By bus: 24 (24hrs), 27 (24hrs), 31, 168, N5, N28, N31.

Subbuteo subbuteo (The Hobby) (2008) by Rosemarie McGoldrick. Courtesy of the artist, © the artist Subbuteo subbuteo (The Hobby) (2008) by Rosemarie McGoldrick. Courtesy of the artist, © the artist