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IW ARTS SOCIETY LECTURE : 'A VILLAGE IN HEAVEN'. Stanley Spencer's Cookham'

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Time
14:00 - 15:00
Venue
Northwood House, Cowes, Cowes
Price
£10 for non members

'A VILLAGE IN HEAVEN'.
Stanley Spencer's Cookham'
Dr Amy Lim

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Few artists are as rooted in a place as Stanley Spencer and his beloved home village of Cookham. This Thames-side village was not only his birthplace, his home for most of his life, and even his nickname, but it dominated his imagination and was the inspiration and location for many of his greatest paintings. This lecture will look at Cookham’s place in Spencer’s art, and how it was central to his unique vision of English domestic and spiritual life.

Dr Amy Lim is an art historian and curator, specialising in British fine and decorative arts from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. She is curator of the Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire, and of the Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham. She is also an exhibition researcher at Tate, contributing to British Baroque: Power and Illusion (2020) and the forthcoming Women Artists in Britain. Amy has degrees in History and Literature & Arts from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. She runs an online art dealership, and has published articles and essays on a variety of art-related topics from gothic garden monuments to female patronage.

There are places for visitors at all lectures for £10 per person but booking must be made in advance to info@theartssocietyisleofwight.org.uk

Find out more about the society and details of all the new season’s lectures at
www.theartssocietyisleofwight.org.uk

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Northwood House, Cowes
Ward Avenue
Cowes

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