Ruskin To-Day is an informal network devoted to promoting wider knowledge and understanding of the ideas of the great Victorian writer, reformer and artist, John Ruskin (1819–1900).
2019 sees the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth on 8th February, 1819. This site has been set up to provide as much information as possible about Ruskin-related events that are taking place between now and the close of 2019.
The Ruskin To-Day website congratulates Dr Rachel Dickenson on her election as the fifteenth Master of the Guild of St George. She will succeed Clive Wilmer on 16 November 2019, following confirmation by Companions of the Guild of St Guild at their annual general meeting. Clive Wilmer has given ten years of outstanding service as Master of the Guild.
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College Parkshot London TW9 2RE
The Portcullis Trust welcomes FT Andrew Hill to talk about Ruskinland – his latest book on the eminant Art Historian John Ruskin.
All proceeds go to supporting disadvantaged students at RHACC Ruskinland: How John Ruskin Shapes Our World, by Andrew Hill
When Andrew Hill discovered Ruskin’s social criticism in 2009, he immediately saw the parallels with the debate raging about the causes and consequences of the financial crisis and wrote in the Financial Times about the lessons found in Ruskin’s work.
In Ruskinland, he builds on Ruskin’s pin-sharp appreciation of art and architecture, his extraordinary draughtsmanship, and his insistence that to see and draw the world is the best way to understand it better. This vision has new relevance in the age of YouTube and Instagram, while Ruskin’s radical ideas have fresh relevance to how we run our lives, our governments, our museums, our galleries and our companies.
Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor of the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column on business, strategy and leadership, as well as contributing longer features, videos and podcasts and appearing regularly at conferences and on panels. He was named Business Commentator of the Year 2016 in the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. He is also the author of Leadership in the Headlines (2016).
Cumbria Youth Dance Company
Cumbria YDC, in collaboration with Wired Aerial Theatre, will create a suite of unique site-specific, bungee-assisted and aerial performance works referencing Ruskin’s love of mountains. Dancers will work on the Cumbrian fells and in the studio to explore the transition between vertical & horizontal, producing 3 unique pieces of choreography for sharing in the grounds at Brantwood. The works will also feature at Lakes Alive festival in September 2019, on stage at The Lowry as part of U.Dance NW 2019 and on screen at Kendal Mountain Festival as part of their Special Film Screenings in November 2019.
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Afternoon event, timings to follow.
Prof. Stephen Wildman “‘Milestones on the road to one’s country’: Ruskin’s four score birthdays”
The 2018 Ruskin Society Book Prize will be presented, and the Society’s AGM held.
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Kurume City Art Museum, Japan
The Rectory, St James Piccadilly
Dr Bernard Richards and Dr Selby Whittingham
Free event but reserve through email@example.com