Saturday Spotlight Talks


Exploring clay

Exploring Clay in the Pitt Rivers Museum

18 April 14.30

Artist Georgie Manly is currently delivering a ceramics project for Pitt Rivers Museum in collaboration with the Old Fire Station and Crisis. It comprises a 12 - week course for Crisis members, creating clay works inspired by the Pitt Rivers collection of vessels. The project culminates with an exhibition at the Old Fire Station Gallery in May.

In this spotlight talk, Georgie will be taking us through the project, presenting her own ceramic work and a glimpse of what we can expect in the forthcoming exhibition.

Spotlight May 15

Architecture for all: The photography of Paul Oliver

16 May, 14.30

Dr Marcel Vellinga, a Reader in Anthropology of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, will examine the intricate and dynamic relationships between people, culture and architecture. Focusing on the photography of Paul Oliver, a leading scholar in the field of traditional architecture, it will look at the diversity, ingenuity and tenacity of the architectural heritage of the world and emphasise the importance of its study and conservation in a rapidly changing world.