Upcoming events and exhibits: 2018

20 Sep – 23 Sep
Arts and Crafts Festival: Holy Trinity Sloane Street
Holy Trinity, Sloane Street

Activists, Artisans & Apprentices, and due to feature a talk from Guild Companion, Frank Field MP

www.holytrinityartsandcrafts.org

 

22 Sep
Lecture: 'Master Furniture Making'
The Gamble House, Pasadena

5-8pm

Speakers:  John and Jim Ipekjian

 

 

27 Sep
Lecture: The 2018 Ruskin Foundation Lecture, “A Joy For Ever: Ruskin and the public impact of the arts”. Sponsored by Sovereign Films
The Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

6.30pm

The former Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, takes up Ruskin’s idea of “a political economy of art” in his 1857 lectures, “A Joy For Ever”, and explores contemporary issues concerning the public impact of the arts.

Book Tickets: http://ruskinfoundation2018.eventbrite.com

 

 

28 Sep – 29 Sep
Conference: 'Hands, Head, and Heart’: From Ruskin to Roycroft, a Celebration of the Arts and Crafts Movement'
The Roycroft Campus, East Aurora, NY

Speakers include Kateri Ewing (Artist-in-Residence, Roycroft Campus); Jim Spates (Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges); Joe Weber (Printer, Roycroft Campus)

29 Sep – 29 Sep
Awards Ceremony: Big Draw Festival Awards
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

4 – 6 pm, followed by a drinks reception.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP asap to kate@thebigdraw.org  to request a place. Your place will be confirmed by Kate via e mail. Please note that this is a private event by invite only and that spaces are limited and strictly allocated on a first come, first served basis.

06 Oct
Book Event: 'Bloke’s Progress'
Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road, Sheffield, UK

2-4pm

13 Oct
Reception: An Event celebrating the Opening of the Historic Club Headquarters
The Original Ruskin Art Club House, Los Angeles
20 Oct – 26 Oct
Exhibition: Ruskin Museum Makeover at Meersbrook Hall
Meersbrook Park, Sheffield, UK
24 Oct
Symposium: Celebrating the Life and Work of Wendell Berry, sponsored by The Ruskin Art Club
Doheny Library, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, Huntington Library Institute for the History of California and the West

Speakers: Professor David St. John (Department of English, University of Southern California); Dr. Sara Atwood (The Guild of St. George and Portland Community College).

Film: “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry”

24 Oct – 24 Feb
Exhibition: Edward Burne-Jones
Tate Britain
03 Nov
Lecture: ‘Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Oxford Museum' Guild of St George AGM at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Oxford Museum of Natural History

Lecture Given by John Holmes, Professor of English, Birmingham University

17 Nov
Day School: ‘Ruskin the Great Victorian'
The Birmingham and Midland Institute

The Day School will begin at 9.30am with coffee and a Danish before two morning lectures. We will have a break at approximately 11.30am followed by a lecture before lunch. Lunch will be served at approximately 12.30pm. In the afternoon we shall enjoy two further lectures before finishing with tea and biscuits at 3.30pm.

Chair:

Rita McClean

Speakers:

Dr Cynthia Gamble (Former Chair of the Ruskin Society and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter) – ‘How Ruskin Changed Proust’s Life: From Dilettante to Writer’

Joe Holyoak (Architect and urban designer, architectural columnist for the Birmingham Post) – ‘Ruskin and J. H. Chamberlain’

Dr Tom Jones (Lecturer and art teacher) – ‘Drawing as Seeing: Ruskin Today’

Ellen McAdam (Director of Birmingham Museums Trust) – ‘Ruskin and Burne-Jones’

Professor Stephen Wildman (Lancaster University) – ‘Untold Pleasures: The Ruskins’ Turner Collection’

More information and tickets can be found here

21 Nov – 06 Feb
Exhibition: 'Black Sun, Blue Sky' by Patricia Townsend
Brantwood Blue Gallery, Coniston, UK

A starlike object moves in the dark space of the Blue Gallery whilst, in the Annexe, the sky has shattered into a cairn of shards.

The Transience of Wonder: sculptural installation  and Black Sun: video installation

Video artist and sculptor Patricia Townsend returns to the Blue Gallery five years after her video installation Morecambe Bay. In Black Sun she presents a hypnotic vision which is powerfully moving together with a sculptural installation in the Annexe reflecting Ruskin’s love of the sky; polarities which usher-in 2019, the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth.

2019

21 Nov – 06 Feb
Exhibition: 'Black Sun, Blue Sky' by Patricia Townsend
Brantwood Blue Gallery, Coniston, UK

A starlike object moves in the dark space of the Blue Gallery whilst, in the Annexe, the sky has shattered into a cairn of shards.

The Transience of Wonder: sculptural installation  and Black Sun: video installation

Video artist and sculptor Patricia Townsend returns to the Blue Gallery five years after her video installation Morecambe Bay. In Black Sun she presents a hypnotic vision which is powerfully moving together with a sculptural installation in the Annexe reflecting Ruskin’s love of the sky; polarities which usher-in 2019, the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth.

01 Jan – 31 May
Exhibition: 'Radical Victorianism: Progressive Achievements in the Age of Ruskin', in Celebration of the R. Dyke Benjamin-Ruskin Gift to Harvard University
Houghton Rare Book Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
26 Jan – 28 Apr
Exhibition: 'John Ruskin and the Sheffield Experiment' organised by the Guild of St George and Museums Sheffield
2 Temple Place, London, UK
06 Feb – 07 Apr
Exhibition: Ruskin’s Good Looking! Absence and presence in John Ruskin’s clothing
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
07 Feb
Lecture: “John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye”
Ondatje Wing Lecture Theatre, National Portrait Gallery

1.15pm

Speaker: Prof. Robert Hewison

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 29 October 2018 for NPG members, and then on Monday 5 November for the general public.

08 Feb
“All Great Art is Praise”: a celebration of John Ruskin’s 200th Birthday
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Royal Academy of Arts, London

6.30pm

An evening of readings and music from Ruskin, featuring actors Michael Palin and Dan Draper, and songs realised by Sarah Rodgers, including a performance of her setting of “The King of the Golden River” by Richard Edgar-Wilson and the Coull Quartet.

Tickets will be on sale from the Royal Academy in November 2018.

08 Feb
Ruskin’s 200th birthday: Coniston
Coniston, UK
08 Feb
Call for Entries Opens: The John Ruskin Prize 2019
The Ruskin Prize

Call for entries opens for The John Ruskin Prize 2019 for artists, makers and designers resident in the UK. Visit www.ruskinprize.co.uk for more on the prize and sign up for the newsletter here to receive the 2019 call for artists.

08 Feb – 09 Feb
Conference: SFEVE Annual Conference; Mediating Ruskin: “Through a Kaleidoscope, Brightly”
Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour/ Château de Pau

February 2019 will mark the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth and the eminent Victorian’s name and ideas still regularly crop up in a variety of contexts and media on both sides of the Channel and the Atlantic. For the members of the French Victorian and Edwardian Society (SFEVE), the anniversary is a timely opportunity to reappraise the ways in which Ruskin’s ideas have been interpreted, translated, transplanted on foreign soil – France but also Italy – and accommodated in the numerous fields that were impacted by his writings.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
– Pr Emily Eells, Université Paris Nanterre
– Mr Jérôme Bastianelli, Directeur Général Délégué, Musée du Quai Branly
– Pr George P. Landow, Brown University, USA

Conference Website: https://ruskinsfeve2019.sciencesconf.org/

 

 

13 Feb
Lecture: Bateson Lecture 2019
Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Lecture by Professor Dinah Birch CBE

15 Feb
Choral Evensong: Ruskin Bicentenary commemorative event
St George's Bloomsbury
23 Feb – 26 May
Exhibition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Gallery, Tokyo
29 Mar – 23 Jun
Exhibition: Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud of the Modern World
York Art Gallery, York, UK
11 Apr – 04 Aug
Exhibition: Incandescence: Turner's Venice
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
26 Apr
Lecture: “The Teaching of Art is the Teaching of all Things: John Ruskin and his School of Drawing”
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Tea and cakes 3.30, Lecture 4.15

Speaker: Prof Robert Hewison

Organised by the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum

15 May – 05 Aug
Exhibition: 'Tea, Mingei & Fors: celebrating the legacy of John Ruskin in Japan'
Brantwood, Blue Gallery

A display of pots from the Mingei (folk crafts) tradition and its Ruskin connections featuring work by Ogata Kenzan, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leech, Tomoo Hamada, Edward Hughes and Miles Martin Moore.

Blue Gallery, Brantwood

Tomoo Hamada, potter and grandson will open the show with a talk about his grandfather, renowned potter Shoji Hamada. This will take place in the Severn Studio, Brantwood

Also on  15th May 2019 there will be a JapaneseTea Ceremony & Presentation. Celebrating the friendship of Japan and Great Britain through the inspirational legacy of John Ruskin, the Urasenke Foundation will present and demonstrate the ancient Japanese art of tea. This will take place at the Brantwood Coach House

26 May – 27 May
Dance Performance: 'Topos (Yan Tan Tethera)'
Brantwood, Coniston

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.

29 May – 15 Sep
Exhibition: ‘John Ruskin and the Sheffield Experiment’ organised by the Guild of St George and Museums Sheffield
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK
07 Jun – 18 Aug
Exhibition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones
Kurume City Art Museum, Japan
24 Jun – 26 Jun
Conference: Ruskin and Scotland conference
Edinburgh, Scotland
11 Jul – 05 Oct
Exhibition: Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud of the Modern World
Abbot Hall, Kendal, UK
08 Aug – 11 Nov
Exhibition: Treasure from Dust: Ruskin’s Geology
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
31 Aug – 27 Oct
Exhibition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones
Abeno Hanikas Art Musem, Osaka, Japan
20 Sep
Lecture: Robert Hewison 'Ruskin Today', the 6th Ruskin Foundation Annual Lecture
National Gallery, London

7 pm

20 Sep – 21 Sep
Conference: Ruskin
National Gallery, London

Details to follow

27 Sep – 28 Sep
Conference
The Roycroft Campus, East Aurora, NY
16 Nov – 17 Nov
Symposium and Celebration
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK

Guild of St George and Ruskin in Sheffield host a Ruskin symposium and celebration. Programme to include The Ruskin Lecture by Guild Master, Clive Wilmer.  Full programme & speakers TBC

12 Dec – 14 Dec
Exhibition and Conference: 'John Ruskin: Nineteenth Century Visionary, Twenty-First Century Inspiration'
The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Jim Spates (Professor Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Dr. Gabriel Meyer (Executive Director, Ruskin Art Club), Coordinators

Speakers include Clive Wilmer (Master of The Guild of St. George), Dr. Sara Atwood (The Guild of St. George and Portland Community College), Gabriel Meyer (President, Ruskin Art Club), Jim Spates (Professor Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges)