Upcoming events and exhibits: 2018

01 Mar
Exhibition: ‘Ruskin’s Good Looking’: Drawing and the slow approach to seeing
Lancaster University

Sarah Casey (Lancaster University, LICA) and Dr Rachel Dickinson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Part of: ‘Thinking Fast and Slow: Ruskin Seminar Series 2018’

Working at the time of fracture of the sciences from classical studies, poetry and religion, Ruskin was one of the last great truly interdisciplinary thinkers. This new seminar series will pair speakers from across the arts, humanities and sciences to debate how Ruskin’s works challenged perception, language and perspective, and anticipated modes of thinking today.

10 Mar – 10 Jun
Exhibition: John Ruskin: The Stones of Venice
Musei Civici, Ducal Palace, Venice, Italy
10 Mar – 27 May
Exhibition: Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, USA
22 Mar
Guild of St George Symposium
Ducal Palace, Venice, Italy

part of A Guild in Venice week. Speakers include Robert Hewison, Clive Wilmer, Emma Sdengo and Rachel Dickinson.

More information

22 Mar
Lecture: Conceptive Cartography: The Sense(s) of Mapping Ruskin
Lancaster University

Jo Taylor and Jen Southern (Lancaster University, History Department and LICA)

Part of: ‘Thinking Fast and Slow: Ruskin Seminar Series 2018’

Working at the time of fracture of the sciences from classical studies, poetry and religion, Ruskin was one of the last great truly interdisciplinary thinkers. This new seminar series will pair speakers from across the arts, humanities and sciences to debate how Ruskin’s works challenged perception, language and perspective, and anticipated modes of thinking today.

13 Apr – 02 Sep
Exhibition: World of Work: images of toil and transcendence
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
13 Apr
Book Launch: ‘Bloke’s Progress'
Brantwood, Coniston, UK

Launch of the completed Ruskin comic trilogy, incorporating How to be Rich, How to See and How to Work’

30 Apr – 01 May
Conference and Exhibition: The Collingwood Archive Celebratory Conference
Cardiff University Main Building

Cardiff University Special Collections and Archives is hosting a two-day conference to celebrate the Collingwood Archive and the year-long project to catalogue it. The conference will promote scholarship in the field of Collingwood studies and raise the profile of the Collingwood Archive to potential researchers.

The Collingwood family’s diverse interests and experiences span art and art history, archaeology, architecture, aviation, Icelandic studies, philosophy, Ransome studies, Ruskin studies, and many more subjects beside.

The conference will coincide with the launch of an exhibition of treasures from the Collingwood Archive. This exhibition will be the first time many of the magnificent items from the Collingwood Archive will be available for public viewing.

Cardiff contact: David Boucher BoucherDE@cardiff.ac.uk

02 May
Readings Event: Ruskin readings at Wenlock Priory, Shropshire
Wenlock Priory, Shropshire

2-4.30pm

An English Heritage Event

Cynthia Gamble will be leading a literary and artistic walk among the picturesque ruins of Wenlock Priory, pausing at appropriate spots, such as the chapter house with its blind arcading, to evoke the presence of John and Effie Ruskin (who visited Wenlock Priory in 1850) through the reading of passages from The Stones of Venice and Effie’s letters. There will also be readings from works by Henry James and Henry Adams who were greatly influenced by their visits to the medieval ruins and their stays in the prior’s lodgings.

Cynthia will be accompanied by William Motley who lived in the prior’s lodging and who was baptised in the ancient oratory for which the magnificent curtains embroidered with Pre-Raphaelite motifs were made.

The walk will be preceded by a talk by Cynthia and William about Wenlock Priory and Abbey, with a special focus on Cynthia’s book Wenlock Abbey 1857-1919: A Shropshire Country House and the Milnes Gaskell Family. 

03 May
Lecture: Ruskin and Apocalypse
Lancaster University

Dr Matthew Bradley (Liverpool University, English Department) and Professor Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University, Institute for Social Futures)

Part of: ‘Thinking Fast and Slow: Ruskin Seminar Series 2018’

Working at the time of fracture of the sciences from classical studies, poetry and religion, Ruskin was one of the last great truly interdisciplinary thinkers. This new seminar series will pair speakers from across the arts, humanities and sciences to debate how Ruskin’s works challenged perception, language and perspective, and anticipated modes of thinking today.

10 May
Lecture: Reconstructive Intelligence: Ruskin and Education in the Museum and the Theatre
Lancaster University

Dr Marcus Waithe (Cambridge University, English Department) and Professor Jeffrey Richards (Lancaster University, History Department)

Part of: ‘Thinking Fast and Slow: Ruskin Seminar Series 2018’

Working at the time of fracture of the sciences from classical studies, poetry and religion, Ruskin was one of the last great truly interdisciplinary thinkers. This new seminar series will pair speakers from across the arts, humanities and sciences to debate how Ruskin’s works challenged perception, language and perspective, and anticipated modes of thinking today.

18 May – 18 Jun
Exhibition: Drawings of British Flora
Ruskin Library, Lanacaster

A touring exhibition by the American Society of Botanical Artists

25 May
Lecture: Ruskin and Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith
Lancaster University

Dr Emma Mason (Univerity of Warwick, Department of English and Comp. Lit Studies) and Jo Carruthers (Lancaster University, Department of English and Creative Writing)

Part of: ‘Thinking Fast and Slow: Ruskin Seminar Series 2018’

Working at the time of fracture of the sciences from classical studies, poetry and religion, Ruskin was one of the last great truly interdisciplinary thinkers. This new seminar series will pair speakers from across the arts, humanities and sciences to debate how Ruskin’s works challenged perception, language and perspective, and anticipated modes of thinking today.

27 Sep
Lecture: The 2018 Ruskin Foundation Lecture
The Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

6.30pm

Speaker TBC

 

 

11 Dec – 06 Feb
Exhibition: The Transience of Wonder / Dark Sun
Brantwood Blue Gallery, Coniston, UK

A sculptural installation and video piece.

2019

26 Jan – 28 Apr
Exhibition: 'Seeing Beauty, Inspiring Minds' organised by the Guild of St George
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
08 Feb
Celebration Event: Ruskin’s 200th Birthday
Royal Academy, London

A celebration for John Ruskin’s birthday in words and music, followed by a reception.

08 Feb
Ruskin’s 200th birthday: Coniston
Coniston, UK
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
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
27 Sep – 29 Sep
A Guild of St George / Roycroft celebration of Ruskin’s Bi-centennial Year
Roycroft, East Aurora, Buffalo NY, USA
13 Dec – 14 Dec
Ruskin Conference
Huntington Library, California, USA