The Watts Annual Lecture: Giles Waterfield
Giles Waterfield 'The Artist and the Studio'
Wednesday 24 February 2016
Saunders Room, Charterhouse School, Godalming, GU7 2DX
"The artist's studio is, and always has been, both a functional space and an emotionally-charged one, both a work area and an extension of the artist's persona. The character of the studio has been altered through the centuries, but certain archetypes recur. Always crossing the border between private and public domain, the studio has remained a place for artists to reveal or to conceal themselves. For the viewer it can offer an unparalleled opportunity to glimpse the creative processes behind the work of art, potentially exposing the moment of alchemy and the expression of creative genius."
Giles Waterfield has curated two exhibitions on the subject and is now working on a third (due to be held at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2019). In this talk he will discuss studios in the past and the present, and consider how they are changing in a modern world where, arguable, the traditional studio is no longer necessary.
Giles Waterfield is an independent curator and writer of art history and novels. He was formerly Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery and a Trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund. His book on 19th century art museums in Britain is the fruit of many years of research. Currently, he is Senior Research Fellow at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, working on the artists' studios museums project.
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