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Painting of a group of three gathered around an easel next to a fireplace. One figure is seated at the easel wearing a white gown with a figure standing next to them wearing a wide brimmed hat and behind them stands a figure in an orange dress. Out the window behind the easel to right are two figures.

Gwen John and the ‘Slade set’


[ Online Talk )

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Discover the overlooked artists who made up the ‘Slade set’ in this online talk with Dr. Lydia Miller.

Assistant Curator Dr Lydia Miller will explore the friends who worked alongside Gwen John at the Slade School of Fine Art during the 1890s.

These artists, who were described by their tutor Henry Tonks as the first ‘crisis of brilliance’, were not named a group during their lifetimes. Yet their talent, the informal tutorage that took place between them, and the financial and artistic support that they offered each other, groups these young artists together as true bohemians.

Watch out Bloomsbury Group, here comes the ‘Slade set’.

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Tickets cost £5 giving you access to the live talk and a link to a recording of the talk, if you would like to watch it back or are unable to attend the live session.

Photograph of a woman with long brown hair and sunglasses on top of her head with a white and red polka dot wall behind

Speaker bio - Dr. Lydia Miller

Dr Lydia Miller is an Assistant Curator at Pallant House Gallery. She completed her PhD in History of Art at the University of York in 2021 whilst working at the National Portrait Gallery as Chanel Assistant Curator for the Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture project. She published her first book in 2022 Inspirational Women: Rediscovering Stories in Art, Science and Social Reform and published an article on the modern British artist Gwen John for the British Art Journal. Lydia has previously worked as a Researcher for Philip Mould & Co. and as a picture researcher for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.