The National Gallery has an interesting weekend set up.
Saturday 1 March 2014, 10am - 4pm
Study Day: War Artists
The Study Day ‘War Artists’ focusing on World War I reflects an era of radical change in both art and history. The range of talented artists that captured the people and events involved in the war included Paul Nash, Eric Kennington, William Orpen, Max Beckmann and Käthe Kollwitz. The artists Laura Knight, Faith Farr, Cecily Browne and Doris Zinkeisen proved that women could also present the most disconcerting aspects of war. The continuing presence of war has led to different kinds of artwork, including the rise of photo-journalism, and images delivered daily on television screens from conflict regions. The Study Day includes contemporary poets and artists and it is accompanied by a reading of war poetry on Sunday and a lecture series in March.
Morning Session: International Artists and Global Conflict WWI
10.05 The Shock of the New? International artists and global conflict, 1914-18
Professor Keith Jeffery, Professor of British History, Queen’s University, Belfast
10.45 Sir William Orpen and Sir John Lavery: Irish War Artists
Dr. Brendan Rooney, Curator of Irish Art, National Gallery of Ireland
11.15 Morning Coffee
11.30 The wartime experiences of George Grosz, Max Beckmann, Otto Dix and Käthe Kollwitz
Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland
12.05 Women artists and the First World War
Kathleen Palmer, Head of Art, Imperial War Museum, London
12.35 Panel Discussion
Chair: Professor Thomas Bartlett, Chair in Irish History, University of Aberdeen
13.05 Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: Contemporary Artists and the Subject of Conflict
14.15 A short reading from 'A Long Long Way 'by Sebastian Barry
With Bryan Dobson, RTÉ Newscaster and Presenter
14.30 Contemporary artists and the subject of conflict
Artists Panel: Brian Maguire, Mick O’Dea RHA and Richard Mosse
Chair: Professor Emeritus Ciarán Benson, University College Dublin
15.30 Introduction to: A Reading of War Poetry
John Horne, Professor of Modern European History, Trinity College Dublin.
The reading is led by poet Gerald Dawe, Professor of English and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, (editor of Earth Voices Whispering: An Anthology
of Irish War Poetry 1914-1945), with Professor Paula Meehan, Ireland Chair of Poetry.
16.15 Wine Reception
Details: €15 Tickets: (includes coffee break and wine reception)/ €5 Students (proof of student ID required). Tickets in advance from The Gallery Shop 01 663 3518
Sunday 2 March 2014, 3pm
This event will highlight some of the poetry of World War I, accompanied by images.
This event is free, and no booking is necessary.
15.00 Introduction: Pat Boran, Poet, Writer, Publisher
15.10 A reading of war poetry with images of World War I
Blake Morrison, Poet, Author, Journalist and Professor of Creative Writing, Goldsmiths University, London
Maureen Kennelly, Director, Poetry Ireland