We are very pleased to announce a one day research symposium at the University of St Andrews on 7 October 2015. Archive Materials will adopt an expanded notion of the archive as a starting point to address the long history of feminist art and art history production in the UK. Building on the rich array of recent scholarship focussing on feminist art of the 1970s and 1980s, our discussion will look back to include significant eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century precedents. Confirmed speakers include: ProfHilary Robinson, Freya Gowrley, Georgia Horgan, Kerri Offord and Rachel Rose Smith. We will also have a film screening from artist Oriana Fox.
Further information and programme: Archive Materials – Feminism, Performance and Art History in the UK
This event was kindly supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, and has been organised by Catherine Spencer (St Andrews) and Victoria Horne (Edinburgh).
1.30 – 1.40pm Introduction Victoria Horne (University of Edinburgh) and Catherine Spencer (University of St Andrews)
1.40 – 2.00pm Title tbc Freya Gowrley (University of Edinburgh)
2.00 – 2.20pm The Legacy of Mary Watts Kerri Offord (Watts Gallery)
2.20 – 2.50pm Discussion
2.50 – 3.10pm Coffee break
3.10 – 3.30pm Title tbc Georgia Horgan (Artist)
3.30 – 3.50pm Approaching Feminist Advocacy through Barbara Hepworth’s Archive Rachel Smith (University of York)
3.50 – 4.20pm Discussion
4.20 – 4.30pm Break with coffee refill
4.30 – 5.00pm Hilary Robinson (Middlesex University London)
5.00 – 6.00pm Discussion and roundtable Oriana Fox film screening
6.00 – 6.30pm Wine reception