Dr Laurent Châtel, will present a lecture on ‘The C18th English Garden’. This will be followed by short presentations by contemporary artists Helen Sear, Jesse Alexander and Liz Nicol on approaches to working with landscape.
Senior lecturer at the Sorbonne, Paris and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Dr Laurent Châtel continues his fieldwork on British gardens in view of a monograph on eighteenth-century garden history.
Jesse Alexander, photographer and writer, will discuss ‘The Nymph and the Shepherd’, a year-long residency with Bank Street Arts in Sheffield exploring amorous romance within Romantic landscape traditions.
Photographer Liz Nicol explores the common interest found collaborating with a conservationist on ‘Field Studies of the Venetian Lagoon’ – the environs of the Venetian Lagoon and in particular the salt marshes.
Artist Helen Sear, who represented Wales at the 2015 Venice Biennale, will focus on her recent commission for the Glynn Vivian in Swansea as part of the exhibition ‘The Moon and a Smile’.
The seminar will be held in the Portman Room in Hestercombe House, 6 – 7.30pm.
£6 per person.
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