Leeds Art Fund Online Talks Series

February - July 2021

Leeds Art Fund presents a series of eight online talks given by speakers who have a connection to Leeds and its collections, whether through study, research, curatorial activity or a combination of all three. From early nineteenth-century neoclassical sculpture to the future of collecting, these talks cover themes that are highly relevant today: the politics of representation and displacement; networks of artists and patrons; the problems and opportunities of public sculpture and the crucial work of building diverse, inclusive and accessible public collections.

Tickets for all events can be booked via Eventbrite through the following link:

www.eventbrite.com/e/133468707497

Tickets are free to members and £5 to non-members.

THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY 7PM
Portable Sculpture
Dr Clare O’Dowd, Research Curator, Henry Moore Institute (Portable Sculpture, spring/summer exhibition at HMI)

THURSDAY 4 MARCH 7PM
The Emperor Has No Clothes: Antonio Canova’s Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker and the Failure of Memorialisation
Dr Melissa Gustin, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of York

THURSDAY 18 MARCH 7PM
‘All Excellent Friends’: Tracing Networks of Sociability in the Papers of Hamo Thornycroft
Dr Amy Harris, Research Associate, University of York and St Paul’s Cathedral

THURSDAY 22 APRIL 7PM
Allegory, sculpture and the construction of race in British visual culture: Joseph Thewlis’ c. 1900 frieze for West Riding Union Bank, Park Row, Leeds
Dr Rebecca Senior, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Henry Moore Foundation

THURSDAY 6 MAY 7PM
Frank Rutter, the Modern Artist’s Ally
Dr Rosalind McKever, Exhibition Projects Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum

THURSDAY 20 MAY 7PM
‘Eyes on the Wall’: Discovering Post-War Architectural Sculpture in the Henry Moore Institute Archive
Dr Dawn Pereira, Terra Foundation for American Art-Paul Mellon Centre Fellowship

THURSDAY 3 JUNE 7PM
Direct Metal: American and British Sculpture in the 1950s
Dr Marin Sullivan, Catalogue Raisonné Director for Harry Bertoia and Curator-at-Large, Cheekwood, Nashville, Tennessee

THURSDAY 17 JUNE 7PM
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Recent Conversations on Collecting Priorities for US Museums
Pavel Py ́s, Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

THURSDAY 1 JULY 7PM
An Artist’s Response to the City

Jake Attree, Artist