Every Thursday for five weeks from 27 September to 25 October 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm (6.30-7.00 Drinks, 7.00-8.30 Lecture and Discussion)
Open to all and free to attend, but enrolment is required. **Please note: you will need to register for each week individually. This is to ensure attendance numbers do not drop. Apologies for the inconvenience.**
Lecture Room, Paul Mellon Centre
The Artist and the Garden will explore the multifarious ways in which the artist has impacted upon our understanding and perception of the British garden from the seventeenth century to the present day. Through a series of related but discrete talks, speakers will explore not only the ways in which artists depicted gardens but how so many of them were active as gardeners themselves, whether they were formulating grand landscape designs or cultivating private domestic spaces. The course will feature lectures from Christopher Woodward, Director of the Garden Museum, noted academics such as Joy Sleeman and Stephen Daniels, as well as landscape architect Todd Longstaff-Gowan.
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