Friday 19 August 2016

Event: Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings Study Day

Spirit drawings are the subject of a one-day symposium at The Courtauld Institute of Art on Wednesday 7 September. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings exhibition, which is currently on there.

The event offers a series of presentations, panel discussions and film screenings, bringing together a range of artists, curators, art historians and historians of spiritualism to explore the connections between art, spiritualism and creativity in the 19th century to the present day.
It is organised by Dr Sarah Victoria Turner (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art), Simon Grant (Editor, Tate Etc), Lars Bang Larsen (art historian, independent curator, and writer) Marco Pasi (University of Amsterdam), and Barnaby Wright (The Courtauld Gallery).

The day starts with the curators of the exhibition in conversation and is followed by panel discussions on symbolism/abstraction/colour, altered states/creativity and consciousness/ mediumship and the visual, and margins, centres, and webs, as well as films and talks.

The Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings Study Day runs from 10.30am to 6pm on Wednesday 7 September at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House,
Strand, London WC2R 0RN.

Tickets are £10 general admission and £5 for students, staff/students and concessions, the weblink to book a place is:

Pictures: (Top) Georgiana Houghton, The Eye of God, 25th Sept 1862 and (bottom) Georgiana Houghton, Glory Be to God, 5th Dec 1864.

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