The lecture will consider the curatorial process underpinning the exhibition ‘Things of Beauty Growing’ arranged for the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT and now on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge from 20 March to 18 June 2018. It will also reflect on the reactions to the exhibition, billed as the first museum show of modern British studio ceramics in the US, as well as the differing approaches to interpretation in the US and the UK. The co curators of the exhibition are Dr Glenn Adamson, Senior Research Scholar and Martina Droth, Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture at the Center and Simon Olding.
Simon Olding is Director of the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, UK. A writer and a curator, he has a special interest in craft practice and organisations located in south west England. He is Chair of the Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust, and his current Research focuses on Leach’s personal ceramic collection. He is President of Walford Mill Crafts and a patron of SITselect. He sits on the gallery committees of Arts University Bournemouth and Aberystwyth University.
WEDNESDAY 2 MAY 2018
RECEPTION : 5.00pm - 6.00pm
LECTURE : 6.00pm - 7.00pm
TICKETS : £5.00 - advanced booking is required.