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Study Day - The Kirkland Collection: A Closer Look

This Saturday morning session provides the opportunity to gain a greater insight into some of the Bauhaus exhibition artists and their works, particularly some lesser-known figures from Latin America and Japan. Invited speakers from different subject specialist areas will give papers allowing time for audience questions and discussion. The event will be chaired by Mark Rawlinson.

09.00 – Registration.   Tea and coffee will be available in the Angear Visitor Centre and the Gallery will be open from 09.15.

10.00 – Mark Rawlinson

The curator of the exhibition will give an introduction to the study day and a brief tour of the exhibition in the Gallery

10.30 - Kerstin Stutterheim, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Bournemouth University

This opening session will explore the birth and underlying ethos of teaching at the Bauhaus, examining the models and the myths related to the School.

11.15 – Sam Thorne, Director, Nottingham Contemporary and co-founder of Open School East

How did the Bauhaus influence art schools and the teaching of art after its demise?   This session will discuss how the ideas and methods of the Bauhaus changed art education. 

12noon – 12.15 – Break

12.15 – Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks

'Global Legacies of Modernism.’   Using the Bauhaus and its international students as a starting point, this session will explore how artists who either studied at the Bauhaus or were influenced by it in Europe, helped share the influence of modernism in Japan, and Latin America.

13.00 - Freddy Griffiths, Photographer

‘Beyond the camera: considering a camera-less origin of photography.’ In the final session, we will look at the importance of alternate photographic practices and their continuing importance for photography today

13.45 - Closing remarks

14.00 - End