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Gallery Talk | Trees of History

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TS

Tel: 01214147333

Isis, JMW Turner

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Join us for an evening of readings and discussion in the gallery, inspired by the exhibition Taking Root. In response to the arboreal work of artists from Gaspard Dughet to JMW Turner, this event will consider some of the writers who shaped ideas about trees in seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain. Their powerful imaginative responses illuminate the past and give us new perspectives on the present. After a welcoming drink and tour of the prints on display, literary historians from the University of Birmingham will introduce the work of tree-thinkers including John Evelyn, whose advocated tree planting in the 1660s, and William Cowper, who thought a single oak tree was fit subject for poetic biography. All levels and abilities are welcome. This talk, is open to anyone 18+ and will be held at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Limited spaces, so booking is essential. Speakers: Flora Kay is Learning and Engagement Manager at the Barber Institute Gillian Wright is the author, most recently, of The Restoration Transposed: Poetry, Place and History, 1660-1700. Jessica Fay is a scholar of Romanticism and currently writing about relations between poetry and Dutch painting. Tom Kaye is writing a doctoral thesis on forestry in American literature. Alexandra Harris is the author of Weatherland, Time and Place, and is finishing a book on rural history and local feeling. This event is presented in collaboration with the Arts of Place network. Subscribe to the mailing list for news of regular public seminars.

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£3.00

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Opening Times

5 July 2022
DayTimes
Tuesday17:45 - 19:30

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