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Still Life and Bloomsbury

7 - 8pm


[ Online Talk )

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Join Assistant Curator Dr Lydia Miller to discuss the importance of still life to the Bloomsbury Group.

From Vanessa Bell’s Friday Club to Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops, the Bloomsbury Group used still life as a way of experimenting with pattern, abstraction and their passion for post-impressionism.

Although key members of the Bloomsbury Group including Bell, Fry and Duncan Grant will be discussed, this talk will also explore a number of artists associated with the Bloomsbury Group who have often been overlooked including Ursula Tyrwhitt, Winifred Gill and Nina Hamnett.

This talk will accompany the exhibition The Shape of Things: Still Life in Britain, 11 May-20 October 2024

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Can’t make this date and time? This talk will be recorded and will be sent to ticket holders the week after the event.

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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.