Drawing and the Victorian Artist

By on 14/03/2011 in Culture, News

A special conference inspired by the highly successful The Poetry of Drawing exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will be held on the 18 - 19 March.

Drawing and the Victorian Artist will be held at the Birmingham and Midland Institute and will further explore the wider contexts of the work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their followers during the revolutionary period of 19th century.  Papers for the conference will cover a range of topics, including the training of artists, the making and collecting of works on paper, and changing approaches to drawing at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The keynote speech will be given by Professor Deanna Petherbridge, the Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London.  Attendance on Friday includes complimentary access to a private viewing of the spectacular Poetry of Drawing exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The highly popular Poetry of Drawing exhibition, running until 15 May 2011, is a collection of Pre-Raphaelite drawings, watercolours and studies combining works from Birmingham's own collections with loans from public and private sources, including rarely-seen pieces, to create a truly unique show.

The tickets are priced at £30 for one day, and £40 for both days (students £20 one day £35 both days), which includes tea, coffee and lunch.  Booking telephone 0121 236 3591, or e-mail admin@bmi.org.uk

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Media Contact: Jason Lewis: jason_lewis@birmingham.gov.uk 0121 303 4266

Notes to Editors

Conference organised by Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery and the Birmingham and Midland Institute, supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Aberystwyth University, School of Art

Speakers: Deanna Petherbridge (keynote), Colin Cruise, Brendan Flynn, Colin Harrison, Pamela Gerrish Nunn, Robert Hewison, Jan Marsh, Susan Owens, Daniel Robbins, Alison Smith, Ann Sumner, Julian Treuherz, Robert Upstone, Annette Wickham and Stephen Wildman.
To book tickets for the conference, please call 0121 236 3591 or email admin@bmi.org.uk

Exhibition organised by Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, supported by The City of Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Development Trust, The Limoges Trust, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, The William A. Cadbury Charitable Trust

To book tickets for the exhibition, please call 0121 303 1966.

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