Saturday, 17 October 2015

Maggie Giraud’s art talks



Fairlynch volunteer Maggie Giraud has just updated her website (www.talksaboutart.co.uk) and would like to draw your attention to some of the talks she has booked, which she hopes will interest and entertain you in the coming (colder!) months.


Maggie is a locally-based freelance art historian and curator. Her talk ‘Understanding Henri Matisse’ was chosen to round off the Museum’s AGM on 29 April. It was one of many talks which she has given during 2015.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Maggie lists her specialist topics as Renaissance Florence, the early 20th century period in Paris, and Dartington Hall, where she was employed as curator and archivist.  However her talks on art cover a wide range.

“The ongoing series at The Castle Hotel, Taunton, ends on 12 November with a new lecture on Francis Bacon who has preoccupied me for a long time,” she writes.

“Presenting him coherently is a considerable challenge, but his fame is such now that he cannot be ignored easily, and will not go away.

If you fancy a day of deep immersion the Castle have also organised a lecture on Goya, by Trish Jones in the morning of the 12th November, and for £50 you can attend both lectures and have lunch at the Hotel. Both talks are bookable separately if your stamina does not run to Goya/Lunch/Bacon!

Starting on the 27 October, and into next year, there is a series of talks at Brook Gallery Exeter, which is in a most beautiful historic terrace in Exeter. This is exciting for me in several ways, with some new talks, and the opportunity to have an established venue in the city.

Next year, in February, I am giving one of the lunchtime lectures at RAMM in Exeter, on Dartington Hall, a place very close to close to my heart. And for those of you in London, I am speaking again at Richmond Art Society about Sergey Shchukin in March.

I hope you can find something to enjoy, and look forward to seeing you soon.

I am just in the process of discussing a full day course on Dartington Hall at Dillington House,Somerset, for March next year - another beautiful venue!”

For more information click on www.talksaboutart.co.uk 

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