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. 

27 April, 7.30pm

Speaker: Jo Melvin, Gamekeepers or poachers? Barry Flanagan’s rural turn
Guest Curator: Nicola McCartney

This talk will illuminate Barry Flanagan’s sculptural processes and preoccupation with the hare. Whilst many creatures are part of his iconography and these include elephants, horses, cougars, salamanders, insects, cats and dogs the hare remains the most emblematic of his practice. I will point out key concerns to explore why this may be so, beginning with folklore and oral histories.

Jo Melvin is a curator, writer and educator her exhibition projects are Five Issues from Studio International at Raven Row, London, February 26 – May 3, 2015 with an accompanying publication, ‘palindromes’ at Flat Time House, April 1 – May 16, 2015 and forthcoming Christine Kozlov at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, December 10 2015 – 21 February 2016. She is working on the Barry Flanagan catalogue raisonne (Modern Art Press, 2018). Her research specialism and expertise is in the discussions and interactions between artists’ conversations and intentions in the production and creation of new practices in the 1960s and 1970s.  Jo Melvin is also Reader in Fine Art, Special Collections and Archives, CCW Graduate School, UAL, and Director of the 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'.
Guest Curator, Nicola McCartney

Nicola McCartney is Guest Curator for Art History in the Pub during March, April and May 2015. Nicola is an artist and educator.

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.

'30ft Acrobats' (2003) by Barry Flanagan. Bronze sculpture, edition of 4 (1ac). Courtesy of The Estate of Barry Flanagan. © The Estate of Barry Flanagan / Bridgeman Art Library. '30ft Acrobats' (2003) by Barry Flanagan. Bronze sculpture, edition of 4 (1ac). Courtesy of The Estate of Barry Flanagan. © The Estate of Barry Flanagan / Bridgeman Art Library.