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Event - 'Mapping Materials and Makers: Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951'

Posted on Monday, 24th January 2011

Victoria and Albert Museum. 25/26 February 2010

 

Organized by Ann Compton (University of Glasgow), Alison Yarrington (University of Glasgow) and Marjorie Trusted (V&A).

This conference celebrates the conclusion of a three-year research
programme: Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. During this period sculptural practice was transformed by urban expansion, the growth of teaching institutions, museums and exhibiting societies, changing attitudes to art and craft, and, above all, the emergence of modernism in the early 20th century. Mapping Sculpture has investigated these changes, and this conference will present a few of the project’s discoveries.

 

 

 


Friday 25th February 2011
10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.45 Sir Mark Jones (Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum), Welcome

SESSION 1:
Chair: Alison Yarrington (University of Glasgow)
11.00 Evelyn Silber (University of Glasgow)
Making Connections: the Leicester Galleries putting sculpture on the map in early 20th century London
11.40
Ann Compton (Project Director, Mapping Sculpture), Matthew Barr and Ian Anderson (University of Glasgow)
An introduction to the Mapping Sculpture research programme, database and mobile interface
12.20 Discussion

12.40 Lunch (provided)


SESSION 2:
Chair: Marjorie Trusted (Victoria and Albert Museum)
13.50 Rhona Warwick (Mapping Sculpture researcher)
Titles and the search for identity in Scottish Sculpture 1851-1951
14.20 Owen Brown (Mapping Sculpture researcher)
Sir William Goscombe John: Sculptor, Medallist, Patron, Nationalist?
14.50 Discussion

15.10 Refreshments

SESSION 3
Chair: Marjorie Trusted (Victoria and Albert Museum)
15.30 Felice McDowell (London College of Fashion)
Mapping Sculpture in post-war British Fashion Magazines 1945-1951
16.00 Dennis Wardleworth (Independent)
William Reid Dick and his Architects
16.30 Discussion
16.45 Visit to display of Mapping Sculpture in the Gilbert Bayes Gallery of Sculpture at the V&A with the curators
17.30 Drinks reception in the Sackler Centre

Saturday 26th February 2011
10.00 – 10.30 Arrival and refreshments

SESSION 4
Chair: Jonathan Wood (Henry Moore Institute)
10.30 Joseph McBrinn (University of Ulster)
‘Mr Eric Gill Goes to Ireland’:
Medieval Modernity – Catholicism, Modernism and Sculpture
11.00 Ruth Cribb (Victoria and Albert Museum)
Eric Gill’s workshop: contradictions in the making and presentation of sculpture
11.25 Discussion
11.40 Refreshments
SESSION 5
Chair: Jonathan Wood (Henry Moore Institute)
12.00 Ann Compton (Project Director, Mapping Sculpture)
‘Art workers’: issues of identity in sculpture and the stone trades c.1851-1914
12.30 Gerardine Mulcahy (Burton Constable Hall)
Mason’s Work in all its Branches
12.55 Discussion
13.10 Lunch (provided)

SESSION 6
Chair: Catherine Moriarty (University of Brighton)
14.00 Jennifer Powell (Tate Britain)
Constructing an Entente Cordiale 1945 to 1951. Anglo-French dialogues in London, exhibitions of sculpture, and new fora for exchanges
14.30 Pauline Rose (The Arts University College, Bournemouth)
Promoting Henry Moore: The role of personal and professional networks
15.00 Discussion
15.10 Refreshments

SESSION 7
Chair: Catherine Moriarty (University of Brighton)
15.30 Louise Boreham
Sculptors and Architects – two Scottish Case Studies
16.00 Emma McVeigh (University of Ulster)
Neither Irish nor British: the identities of sculpture in Northern Ireland 1921-1951
16.25 Discussion
16.40 Plenary discussion introduced and chaired by Alison Yarrington (Principal Investigator of Mapping Sculpture and Mobilising Mapping, University of Glasgow)
17.15 Close

Booking Details:

£70, £60 concessions for both days,
£35, £30 concessions for one day,
£30, students for both days
Ticket price includes buffet lunch.

www.vam.ac.uk/tickets
020 7942 2211

With generous support from
Tomasso Brothers Fine Art
The Henry Moore Foundation
Gerda Henkel Stiftung
 

 

Event details

  • apping Materials and Makers: Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951
  • Location: V&A
  • Date: Friday, 25th February 2011 - Saturday, 26th February 2011
  • Organized by Ann Compton (University of Glasgow), Alison Yarrington (University of Glasgow) and Marjorie Trusted (V&A).

    This conference celebrates the conclusion of a three-year research
    programme: Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. During this period sculptural practice was transformed by urban expansion, the growth of teaching institutions, museums and exhibiting societies, changing attitudes to art and craft, and, above all, the emergence of modernism in the early 20th century. Mapping Sculpture has investigated these changes, and this conference will present a few of the project’s discoveries.