Talks + Events

Winter Seminar: The Lives of Artists

16 November - 17 November 2018

Friday 16 + Saturday 17 September 2018

This large-scale seminar is a novel collaboration between Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Royal Hibernian Academy. The theme for the seminar is taken from Giorgio Vasari’s Art Historical tome The Lives of the Artists, which was the first book written in the art history canon and is a personal and very patriarchal reflection on the Renaissance period in Italy. This seminar will include a reflection on the Renaissance period and the lives of artists during that time, with contrasts and comparisons being drawn to the contemporary art scene today – with a particular focus on the role of women and the Irish context. The seminar will include a keynote address on the Friday by international writer and cultural sociologist Dr. Sarah Thornton and the Saturday will include a menu of panel discussions with some of Ireland’s leading artists, internationally acclaimed writers and commentators on the art world, artist studio visits and walking tours of the city (taking in other art galleries and exhibitions).

Further information on the schedule and booking details to follow shortly.

Further Information

Katy Fitzpatrick
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+353 (0)1 671 0073

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