Three Bloomsbury Lectures – Sarah Phillips MA
Talk | Redland Quaker Meeting Rooms,
8 – 29 November 2017 - 19:30 until 21:30
Sarah Phillips MA is as a freelance lecturer and tutor for the WEA. Her earlier career was spent at the Courtauld Institute of Art and she is a Member of the Executive Council of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain. Sarah has been studying Bloomsbury art and literature for the last 25 years and wrote her MA thesis on Virginia Woolf as a Cubist Writer in 2010, published by Cecil Woolf (Bloomsbury Heritage Monographs) in 2012. She was one of the speakers for the National Portrait Gallery Exhibition: Art, Life and Vision in 2014, curated by Frances Spalding.
Lecture 1 : 8th November: An Introduction to the Art and Lives of the Bloomsbury Group This lecture will introduce the controversial and influential, early modern British, avant-garde Bloomsbury Group: painters, writers, an economist & art critics; at the heart of which were the two sisters Vanessa Bell & Virginia Woolf. It will identify the importance of the artist and critic Roger Fry and his ideas behind the Omega Workshop.
Lecture 2 : 15th November: More Bloomsbury: Artists, Writers and Patrons on the Fringe of Bloomsbury This lecture will give more detail on the Bloomsbury Members, particularly John Maynard Keynes and Lytton Strachey and then broaden the circle to introduce Lady Ottoline Morrell, Vita Sackville West, David Garnett, Lydia Lopokova, Dora Carrington, Ralph & Frances Partridge and Gerald Brennan.
Lecture 3 : 29th November: The Influence of the Visual Arts on the Writing Style of Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf's novels and short stories of the 1920's are highly innovative, creative and Modernist in their design. This lecture will introduce the art critics Roger Fry and Clive Bell, their Post Impressionist Exhibitions in London in 1910 and 1912 and explain the influences of Cezanne, Picasso, Braque and Matisse and her artist sister Vanessa Bell on her life and work.
3 lecture series - £35
Individual lectures - £12.50
This event has been organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.