Art History in the Pub Bristol

September 24, 2018

Venue: The White Bear, 113 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BS

Date and time: Monday 24 September, 7-8.30pm

Talk: ‘Keith New: A Modernist Master in Stained Glass’

Speaker: Diana Coulter

This month’s Art History in the Pub speaker is Diana Coulter, historic buildings consultant and co-author of ‘Keith New: British Modernist in Stained Glass’ (Sansom & Co, 2018). Diana got to know Keith New when he was Head of Foundation Studies at Kingston Polytechnic. Her epiphany moment came when at a conference session in Lincoln she found herself gazing at the magnificent 1962 window in St John the Baptist, Ermine by Keith New.

Bristol Cathedral is very lucky to also have a window by New. Diana’s talk will assess where this window, made in 1964, sits in relation to the artist’s other works, and other projects in the Bristol area. Keith New is probably most famous for his glass windows in Coventry Cathedral, which launched his career in 1953 and which, it might be argued, remains his masterpiece.

Art History in the Pub is programme a of informal talks about art and art history that take place in pubs around the UK. Their aim is to bring interesting (and often local) art history and visual culture to a wider public community.  Talks last for about 30 minutes, with a break for getting extra drinks, followed by general discussion. Art History in the Pub is FREE and open to all. No pre-booking required, just turn up on the night (and maybe bring along a friend too).

Image: Pastoral, one of two small panels, Buckler’s Mead Academy, Yeovil, S. Somerset, 1957. Photo © Holy Well Glass.