Online Talk: Bloomsbury Group Design

When
Tuesday 18 January 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Free
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Millennium Gallery
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Simon Bussy; Vanessa Bell; Duncan Grant by Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Bloomsbury Group were a set who Dorothy Parker once described as “living in squares and loving in triangles”. Perhaps the longest lasting of these unconventional relationships was that of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Painter and designer Vanessa Bell was the sister of the writer Virginia Woolf and wife of the critic Clive Bell. Vanessa’s love affair with bisexual Duncan Grant blossomed into a lifelong friendship and creative partnership.

From the Omega workshops, to the walls of Kings College, this lecture looks at how art and friendship becomes art and design, and asks: should we really draw such a line between the fine and decorative arts?

This talk will be given by Julia Musgrave. Julia teaches Art History at the City Literary Institute (City Lit), is Co-Director of The London Art Salon, and is an accredited Arts Society lecturer. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. at the University of York where she is researching the involvement of Roger Fry and the Bloomsbury Group in the development of the Contemporary Art Society from 1910 to 1937.

Julia is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and UK Trustee for Masiphumelele Trust Ltd (Masicorp) an NGO that provides educational resources for the township of Masiphumelele in South Africa.

This talk is part of a programme of events complementing the exhibition Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy, which is open at the Millennium Gallery until Sunday 13 February 2022.

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When
Tuesday 18 January 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Price
Free
How to book
Please register in advance and you will be sent a joining link
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Where
Millennium Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
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