Talking Pictures: Looking at paintings with freelance art historian Maggie Giraud FRSA
A new small group venture, designed to create an opportunity to discuss and explore a selected range of about six images. More of a collaboration than a conventional talk, it offers a chance for participants to develop and express personal opinions about art. Conventional art historical analysis will be avoided to give way to the many and various interpretations of paintings which all have validity.
Maggie, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, was educated at Leeds School of Art, and London University. She was employed as Curator and Archivist to the Dartington Hall Trust, and was the founding curator of High Cross House. Maggie has many years of experience in talking about art to groups of a wide range of age and knowledge base. She is particularly interested to encourage people who have perhaps been previously intimidated by formal art history lectures.
Talks have taken place at a variety of venues in the South West from local art societies and galleries to Exeter Museum,The Castle Hotel Taunton and Dillington House. Further afield Maggie has spoken at The Ken Stradling Collection, Bristol, and at the Twentieth Century Society and Richmond Art Society in London.
£7 per session. For more info visit www.talksaboutart.co.uk