In 2019-20 Liverpool Hope University will be running a new subgroup of the British Art Network (https://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/projects/british-art-network). The subgroup – British Genre and Narrative Painting: 1750-1870 – will meet for the first time on 11 March 2020, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, from 10.45am – 4.00pm. The schedule will include a keynote talk by Professor Colin Cruise.
The event is free to attend, with lunch provided, but attendees will need to fund their own travel. However, there is a small fund available for travel bursaries. If you wish to attend, and if you wish to apply for a travel bursary, please contact the sub-group organiser, Dr. Amelia Yeates (firstname.lastname@example.org).
British Art Network
Subgroup: British Genre and Narrative Painting: 1750-1870
11 March 2020, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
10.45-11.00 Arrival and registration (refreshments provided)
11.00-11.15 Introduction to the British Genre and Narrative Painting sub-group, Amelia Yeates (Liverpool Hope University)
Introduction to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Marguerite Nugent / Carol Thompson (Wolverhampton Art Gallery)
11.15-12.15 Opening talk: ‘The Complexities of Genre: Issues in approaching nineteenth-century narrative painting’, Colin Cruise (University of Aberystwyth)
12.15-12.30 ‘Researching and interpreting eighteenth-century viewing practices surrounding genre and narrative painting series and their shift in significance after translation to printed and transportable imagery’, Rosanna Harrison Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales.
12.45-2.00 Break for lunch and networking, and opportunity to view the exhibition Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour
2.00-2.30 ‘Paintings of Women Reading as Genre painting’, Amelia Yeates (Liverpool Hope University)
2.30-2.50 Collection overview: York Art Gallery, Fiona Green, York Museums Trust
2.50-3.20 ‘Introduction to the Cranbrook Colony’, Marguerite Nugent (Wolverhampton Art Gallery)
3.20-3.40 Refreshment break
3.40-4.00 Genre and Narrative Painting Subgroup going forward (group discussion)
4.00pm Closing remarks, Amelia Yeates (Liverpool Hope University)
This post has been re-published by permission from the BAVS Postgraduates Blog. Please see the original post at https://victorianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/23/inaugural-meeting-of-the-british-genre-and-narrative-painting-1750-1870-research-group-wolverhampton-art-gallery-11-march-2020/