The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House



Exhibition Hours


20 June – 21 July 2013
Open daily 10am-6pm (last admission 5.30pm)


EVENTS AND EDUCATION



John Everett Millais The Parting of Ulysses c. 1862 11.8 x 10.3 cm Watercolour on paper The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London


Pre-exhibition Public Lecture
Narrating the Desert Island
Friday 7th June
6.00 – 7.00pm
Followed by drinks
Free admission, open to all, no booking necessary

"The desert island, through its use across centuries of art, entertainment and literature, comes with a wealth of representational baggage. This illustrated talk will interrogate the relationship between artist, audience and island, from Robinson Crusoe to Lost."

A talk by islands scholar Barney Samson, at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art.
Barney Samson is a PhD student researching 'The Desert Island in Literature', at the University of Essex.

You can now view the recording of this lecture

 



Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait with a Bandaged Ear, 1889, The Courtauld Gallery
Mary McIntyre The Lough V 2006 80 x 100cm Light-jet photographic print on di-bond Courtesy the artist and Arts Council England




Artist Talk
Spectacular Isolation:
Framing Landscape

Friday 21 June
6.00 - 7.30pm, followed by a reception.

Mariele Neudecker and Mary McIntyre, whose work features in the exhibition, discuss their practices, particularly their respective engagement with the concept of the Sublime in the  landscape tradition, shedding light on the allure of the island as an exemplary landscape; a field of projection, idealisation and imagination.
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art.

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Poster

This event is presented in association with The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum.

 


 


Curators’ Talks
Sundays 23 June , 30 June, 3.00-3.45pm
Wednesday 10 July, 5.00-5.45pm
Curators’ talks explore the artworks, themes and ideas in the exhibition and offer an insight into the curating process. They take place in the exhibition and are free with a gallery ticket.


 

Lunchtime Talk
Tacita Dean's film installation Bubble House
Wednesday 26 June
Lunchtime talks are given by the curators and focus on one or more work(s) in the exhibition. They take place in the exhibition at 1.15pm for around 15 minutes, and are free with a gallery ticket.



Lunchtime Talk
Max Pechstein's painting Women by the Sea
Wednesday 3 July
Lunchtime talks are given by the curators and focus on one or more work(s) in the exhibition. They take place in the exhibition at 1.15pm for around 15 minutes, and are free with a gallery ticket.


 

Courtauld Late
Thursday 4 July
18.00 – 21.00 
This summer, escape the daily routine and explore our world-famous collection after hours, as well as the display Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the '20s and exhibition Imagining Islands: Artists and Escape, through talks, music and activities.

Dress as an intrepid explorer for free admission from 18.00

 



Image © Norsk PolarInstitutt - photographer K.H. Johansson







Artist Talk
Bouvetøya: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass

Friday 5 July, 6.00 - 7.00pm, followed by a reception.

Freddy Dewe Mathews presents an illustrated talk about his artistic investigations into the remote island of Bouvetøya, the most isolated landmass on earth. The project is documented in an artist’s book, to be launched at The Courtauld Institute of Art on 13 June 2013. The book, the first cultural history of Bouvetøya, has been shortlisted for Kaleid 2013.

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This event is presented in association with The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum

 



Lunchtime Talk

Charles Avery's project The Islanders
Wednesday 10 July
Lunchtime talks are given by the curators and focus on one or more work(s) in the exhibition. They take place in the exhibition at 1.15pm for around 15 minutes, and are free with a gallery ticket.

 


Lunchtime Talk
‘Drawing connections’
Monday 15 July
A discussion of a selection of drawings from The Courtauld collection that speak to the theme of the island, by Edward Lear, Thomas Allom, John Everett Millais, Lucas van Uden and Johann Zoffany
Lunchtime talks are given by the curators and focus on one or more work(s) in the exhibition. They take place in the exhibition at 1.15pm for around 15 minutes, and are free with a gallery ticket.



Lunchtime Talk

Mariele Neudecker's sculptural vitrine Stolen Sunsets
Wednesday 17 July
Lunchtime talks are given by the curators and focus on one or more work(s) in the exhibition. They take place in the exhibition at 1.15pm for around 15 minutes, and are free with a gallery ticket.



Teachers' Resources


Teachers' Resources are intended for use by secondary schools and colleges and by teachers of all subjects for their own research.

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