Referring to the title of Helen Sear’s current exhibition in Hestercombe Gallery, Prospect Refuge Hazard 2, and drawing on the theory posited by Jay Appleton in his 1975 book The Experience of Landscape, this seminar will consider contemporary links between beauty and survival, in the context of the works in the exhibition, the history of landscape gardens and more broadly our human relationships with the surrounding environment.
Artist Helen Sear will be joined by French academic Dr Laurent Châtel, Professor in British Art, Culture and Visual Studies at Lille University who specialises in 18th century English Landscape gardens as well as Gareth Evans, London-based writer, editor, film and event producer who curates Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image as well as co-curates Whitstable Biennale, Porto’s Forum of the Future and Flipside Festival.
Please join us for a fascinating afternoon of conversation. There will also be an opportunity to view Helen’s exhibition in Hestercombe Gallery.
£10 per person