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Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series Two

Tuesday 30 November (12th in series of 12)

Sculptor, Holly Hendry in conversation with Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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CALL FOR PAPERS

28-30 January 2022

The Unusual Suspects:

Investigating less familiar sculptural
materials from the 17th century onwards

Online webinar 28-30 January 2022

 

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Concluded Events

The Spirit of the Crusaders (detail) for Paisley Memorial

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 23 November (11th in series of 12)

Undaunted Spirit: The life and art of Gertrude Alice Meredith Williams ARBS (1877-1934)
by Phyllida Shaw

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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The Entombment of Christ (1701), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (photo: Creative Commons CCO)

Luisa Roldán – Online Discussion and Book LaunchConcluded

Wednesday 20 October 2021 12:00 – 13:30

Luisa Roldán – online discussion and book launch

Free online event, book tickets via  Eventbrite

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Spencer Watson in her studio

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 16 November (10th in series of 12)

Mary Spencer Watson: Purbeck Sculptor by Caroline Stanford

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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School of Art Wood Carving Workshop, c. 1927-8.

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 9 November (9th in series of 12)

Women wood carvers and the School of Art Woodcarving c.1879-1930 by Ann Compton

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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Mary Gillick: Cast medal of Ida Wylie, 1918, British Museum.

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 2 November (8th in series of 12)

‘As feminists we rejoice in your great achievement’: the sculptural work of Mary Gillick by Philip Attwood

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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Augusta Savage, c. 1938, with her sculpture Realization, created as part of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Photo: Archives of American Art, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 26 October (7th in series of 12)

‘I have created nothing really beautiful:’ Augusta Savage’s Practice’ by Dr Jeffreen Hayes

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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Clare Sheridan, Mountain Horse, 1937, plaster cast. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 19 October (6th in series of 12)

Exploring difference: Three women sculptors imaging non-European subjects in an age of Empire c.1925-1946 by Dr Jonathan Black

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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Harriet Goodhue Hosmer with her assistants and carvers in the courtyard of her studio in Rome,1867, albumen print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Photo: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 12 October (5th in series of 12)

A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in 19th Century Rome by Professor Melissa Dabakis

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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Susan Durant, Victoria, Crown Princess of Prussia, clay model (approx. 50cm max), September 1865 (Windsor Castle, Royal Archives)

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 5 October (4th in series of 12)

Princess and Pupil: new light on the sculpture of Susan Durant and Victoria, Princess Royal, Crown Princess of Prussia by Jonathan Marsden

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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Barbara Hepworth's 'Turning Forms' at the Festival of Britain 1951.

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 28 September (3rd in series of 12)

Barbara Hepworth and the Festival of Britain by Eleanor Clayton

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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Gabriel Hayes working on the relief of 'Aviation' for the façade of the new Department of Industry and Commerce building Kildare Street, Dublin, 1942.

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 21 September (2nd in series of 12)

‘A woman among the sculptors is a phenomenon which excites wonder and demands investigation’ – women and sculpture in Ireland by Professor Paula Murphy.

An online Zoom talk, free for PSSA Members.  £3.50 for non-members (join the PSSA).

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Maria Faydherbe (1587-1643) Virgin and Child, alabaster, c.1630-40, Victoria and Albert Museum

Discovering Women Sculptors – Autumn Series TwoConcluded

Tuesday 14 September (1st in series of 12)

Maria Faydherbe: a seventeenth-century sculptor in Mechelen by Dr Holly Trusted FSA

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‘Breekbaar afgebeeld’: Anna Maria van Schurman as a sculptor by Erik Bijzet

Two short online Zoom  talks, free for PSSA Members  (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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Giovanni Battista Foggini, S. Andrea Corsini guiding the Florentines to Victory at Battle of Anghiari, 1685-87, marble, Corsini Chapel, Sta Maria del Carmine, Florence, Italy. Photo: Dr Kira d'Alburquerque.

A Taste of Italy: Three Lectures on Italian SculptureConcluded

Monday 7 June 5.30pm

Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652-1725), Court Sculptor to Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III by Dr Kira d’Alburquerque, Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum and PSSA Associate Trustee.

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Trapani workshop (perhaps Alberto Tipa), Saint Sebastian, c. 1750, alabaster, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge (National Trust). Photo: Dr Jeremy Warren.

A Taste of Italy: Three Lectures on Italian SculptureConcluded

Tuesday 8 June 5.30pm

From Madonnas to Myths: Alabaster sculptures from Trapani by Dr Jeremy Warren, Honorary Curator of Sculpture, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Sculpture Research Curator, The National Trust.

Online talk, free for PSSA Members  (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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'The Late Mr. D. Brucciani. (From a photograph by S.A. Walker, 230, Regent Street.)', Pictorial World (24 April 1880), p. 125. Wood engraving. Collection of the author.

A Taste of Italy: Three Lectures on Italian SculptureConcluded

Wednesday 9 June 5.30pm

Picturing Domenico Brucciani: The Man Behind the (Death) Masks by Dr Rebecca Wade, Freelance art historian and curator.

Online talk, free for PSSA Members  (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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Mary Edmonia Lewis (1845-1907), Hagar, 1875, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC. Photo: Public Domain

Discovering Women Sculptors – Spring Series OneConcluded

Tuesday 18 May 5.30pm

Discovering Women Sculptors from the 17th Century to the Present Day

Online Zoom  talk – Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis, Neoclassicism, and the Negotiations of Place by Professor Kirsten Pai Buick

Free event for PSSA Members  (join the PSSA).  £3.50 for non-members.

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Acts of Defiance: Exploring Protest ArtConcluded

Saturday 15 May 2021 10.00-14.10

SCOTTISH SOCIETY FOR ART HISTORY (SSAH) in partnership with THE PUBLIC STATUES AND SCULPTURE ASSOCIATION

Free Event – Online Webinar

Exploring the relationship between art & protest, & the role of art in confronting political, social, cultural & environmental issues.

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Toppling Statues WebinarConcluded

23 and 24 November 2020

Co-hosted by the PSSA and The Burlington Magazine this free webinar coincided with the Burlington’s annual sculpture issue. The event proved extremely popular with around 450 people registered to attend and over 200 participants on both days. This highlighted the fact that people were keen to debate the concerns surrounding the issue of contested heritage in a constructive forum.

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