JOHN QUINN: AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR

James Joyce, Ezra Pound, John Quinn and Ford Madox Ford in Paris, Autumn 1923

James Joyce, Ezra Pound, John Quinn and Ford Madox Ford in Paris, Autumn 1923

DATE: MAR 21, 2016 6:30 – 9:00pm – ADMISSION FREE FOR STUDENTS

Born in 1870, the son of an Irish immigrant baker, John Quinn became one of the most important collectors of modern and avant-garde art of his generation. Between 1911 and 1924, Quinn assembled a collection of approximately 2,500 paintings, works on paper, and sculptures by more than 150 European and American artists, which he displayed at his Central Park West apartment.

Robin Paine, celebrated artist and Chair of FEUVA, will give an illustrated lecture.

TICKETS: £5 at the door. Tickets are limited so please come early!

VENUE: Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

COMING SOON


DAVID TALBOT RICE MEMORIAL LECTURE 2016

Sean Rainbird

DATE: JUN 30, 2016 18:30 – 20:00  ADMISSION FREE

This year we are delighted to welcome Sean Rainbird to deliver the lecture on the subject ‘Use it or Lose it: Collections and their Public in an Age of Austerity’.

Sean Rainbird, is the Director of the National Gallery of Ireland. He was formerly the Director of Staatsgalerie of Stuttgart, Germany. He has extensive experience in the management and curation of art collections at a national and international level through the UK and Europe.

Each year FEUVA and the Talbot Rice Gallery commemorate the art historian and former Professor of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh, Sir David Talbot Rice, with a lecture by a distinguished member of the arts community. Former speakers include Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs in Scotland in 2014 as well as Nicky Wilson of Jupiter Arts, Simon Groom of the Gallery of Modern Art.


VENUE: Main Lecture Theatre (E22), ECA Main Building, Edinburgh EH3 9DF



ASPECTS OF THE GRAND TOUR

Giovanni Ghisolfi, Ruins and Figures (crop)

DATE: FEB 22, 2017 6:30pm – 8pm · ADMISSION £5

Viccy Coltman is a Professor of eighteenth-century history of art at the University of Edinburgh, where she specialises in visual and material culture. She is the author of two books, editor of a third and co-editor of a fourth. She has also published extensively in leading journals in her field of expertise. Viccy is in the final stages of completing a cultural history of Scotland from 1745 to 1832. In this evening’s lecture she revisits material published in her first monograph, Fabricating the Antique: neoclassicism in Britain, 1760-1800, University of Chicago press (2006)


VENUE: Board Room @ Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

EDUCATING THE PEOPLE

George Heriots Hospital School

DATE: MAR 22, 2017 6:30pm – 8:00pm · ADMISSION £5

The architecture of Edinburgh Schools in the early 19th century

The 1872 Education Act made elementary education compulsory, and led to a large building programme by Edinburgh School Board. But many schools for the working classes existed before this, run by religious denominations, by charities, and (uniquely to Edinburgh) by Heriot’s Trust. Professor Robert Anderson looks at the surviving architectural evidence for these schools, and explains how they were founded and how their form reflected the way teaching was organised.


VENUE: Board Room @ Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

DRAWN FROM LIFE

Life drawing

DATE: APR 19, 2017  6:30PM – 8:00PM · ADMISSION £5

A memoir of a life-model at ECA in the 1970s

Life-drawing and painting used to be pillars of syllabi in Schools of Art.  Part-memoir part review of its place in ECA history, Robin Paine was one of the last models to pose for the Diploma exam at ECA.  She has been practising life-drawing all her life and has taught the subject at College level including School of Visual Arts, New York and Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Art.


VENUE: Board Room @ Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

TALBOT RICE MEMORIAL LECTURE 2017

Timothy O'SheaDATE: OCT 25, 2017 6:30PM · ADMISSION FREE

Curating cultural Identity

How does Edinburgh University understand and project its own history and identity? Join Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea FRSE, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of University of Edinburgh for an evening of cultural exploration.

Tickets available through eventbrite website


VENUE: St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

SANDY MOFFAT’S ART – A NEW PUBLICATION

MurielSpark

Muriel Spark 1984

DATE: JAN 25, 2018 6:30PM – 9:00PM · ADMISSION £5
VENUE: BOARDROOM @ EVOLUTION HOUSE, 78 WEST PORT, EH1 2LE

Bill Hare, a Trustee of FEUVA, is an Honorary Fellow of The University of Edinburgh who specialises in the History of Scottish Art. He is also a writer and curator with many publications and exhibitions to his name. He has recently written a book on the work of Alexander (Sandy) Moffat and will present an illustrated lecture on his research for this publication entitled– Facing The Nation- The Portraiture of Alexander Moffat.

Wine reception after the event.


EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES ITS TERCENTENARY, 1884

Edinburgh University tercentenary invitation

DATE: FEB 22, 2018 6:30PM – 8:00PM · ADMISSION £5
VENUE: BOARDROOM @ EVOLUTION HOUSE, 78 WEST PORT, EH1 2LE

For a week in April 1884, Edinburgh University celebrated its three-hundredth anniversary with a series of lavish ceremonies and social events, also involving the town council and the student body. There were dinners, receptions, fireworks, football matches, illuminations, and a torchlight procession, as well as the award of honorary degrees to scientists, scholars and public figures from all over the world.

Prof. (Emeritus) Robert Anderson takes us through the Tercentenary Festival with the help of rarely seen visual records.

Wine reception after the event.


BASIL SPENCE – DUNBAR DESIGNS

Basil Spencer - Building in Dunbar

DATE: MAR 22, 2018 6:30PM – 9:00PM · ADMISSION £5
VENUE: BOARDROOM @ EVOLUTION HOUSE, 78 WEST PORT, EH1 2LE

‘Basil Spence: the Dunbar connection.’
Spence’s perspective for his harbour housing scheme at Dunbar is a well known image. However, his involvement with the burgh, which spanned some twenty years, was much greater than this particular development, in both professional and personal terms.

Clive B Fenton is an architectural historian living in Edinburgh. He was research fellow for the Percy Johnson-Marshall archive project at the University of Edinburgh, and for the Basil Spence archive project at the RCAHMS/University of Warwick. He is currently Secretary of DoCoMoMo Scotland, an organisation dedicated to the study of the Modern Movement in architecture.

Wine reception after event.


ARTISTS BOOKS – ECA LIBRARY COLLECTION

Waanders Douglas Finlay

DATE: APR 19, 2018 4:00PM – 5:00PM · ADMISSION £5

Jane Furness, MA DipILS MCLIP, is Academic Support Librarian for Edinburgh College of Art. Jane will lead an interactive hands-on workshop exploring some of the 1500 books in the ECA collection of artists’ books. Jane will focus on works by Scottish makers or with a Scottish theme or heritage.

Jane has promoted the collections for 10 years. Prior to working at ECA she was Librarian at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for 7 years.

Numbers are limited to 20, so please let Margaret know if you will be attending (email: m.c.h.stewart@ed.ac.uk). All welcome, and please bring a guest.


VENUE: Teaching Room 5.21 (formerly Board Room), Evolution House, 78 West Port, EH1 2LE