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Free London event - Art History in the Pub

— April 2015

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

Art History in the Pub

7.30p.m., 27 April, The Monarch, Chalk Farm, London
'Gamekeepers or poachers? Barry Flanagan’s rural turn'

Speaker: Jo Melvin
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. Jo Melvin 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, 26 February– 3 May  2015 with an accompanying publication, ‘palindromes’ at Flat Time House, 1 April – 16 May 2015 and forthcoming 'Christine Kozlov' at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 10 December 2015 – 21 February 2016. She is working on the Barry Flanagan catalogue raisonné (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.

Nicola McCartney is Guest Curator for Art History in the Pub for March, April and May, during which invited speakers will focus their talks on animals in art. Nicola is an artist and educator.

Free event – open to all

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 Association of Art Historians' commitment to bringing interesting, cutting-edge art-historical research to a wider, public community.

They are free, and open to all, no booking required, just turn up. Talks start at 7.30pm at The Monarch, Chalk Farm in North London (closet tube Chalk Farm or Camden)

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

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