Edinburgh Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Edinburgh Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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05 September 2017The Journey to Looking Good
08 June 2017Study Day at Penicuik House
22 May 2017Society Tour of Lincolnshire: Monday 22-Friday 26 May 2017
19 May 2017Walking Tours of the New Town Gardens
16 May 2017Walking Tours of the New Town Gardens
11 May 2017Walking Tours of the New Town Gardens
05 April 2017Broomhall Visit
21 February 2017Annual Society Lecture
21 February 2017Visit to Nomads Tent
17 January 2017Visit to Hamilton and Inches
05 December 2016Festive Event at Lyon & Turnbull Auction House
24 November 2016Visit to the City of Edinburgh Museum Collection
22 November 2016Visit to the City of Edinburgh Museums Collection
26 October 2016The New European Art and Design Galleries
06 October 2016Private Visit to Dalmeny House, South Queensferry
23 June 2016Midsummer Cocktail Party
24 May 2016Walking Tours of Royal Mile Gardens
16 May 20162016 Society Five day Tour to the West Midlands
03 May 2016Walking Tours of Royal Mile Gardens
21 April 2016The Library of Innerpeffray and Megginch Castle & Gardens
15 March 2016The Society Lecture - Patrick Geddes
17 February 2016The Scottish National Gallery Print Room
21 January 2016Visit to the Edinburgh Mosque

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The Journey to Looking Good
Tuesday 05 September 2017

Lecture by Ola Wojtkiewicz in the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery.

Art Historian, Ola Wojtkiewicz, co-curator of Looking Good, Male Gaze from Van Dyck to Lucian Freud at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will share her insights into curating this topical exhibition which tracks the evolution of male appearance, fashion and personal grooming in the visual arts.  From fascinating research ranging from historic dress to gender studies, through the intricacies of exhibition and design and interpretation; Ola will reveal the complexities of contemporary curating as well as some ‘behind the scenes’ anecdotes.  The lecture will include a consideration of a few key works of art from both the SNPG and the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Richly illustrated and informal, this event seeks to enthuse and intrigue the audience through its unique insight into one of the most thought-provoking exhibitions on display in Edinburgh in 2017 which is part of the national tour of Sir Anthony Van Dyck’s final self portrait recently saved for the nation. The SNPG is the only Scottish gallery to host this high profile painting.

 Wine and soft drinks will be served in the IT Gallery before the lecture between 6.00 and 6.25pm.  Following the lecture from Ola there will be a short talk from Dr Patricia Allerston, Deputy Director of the SNG and Project Director of the Scottish National Gallery Project.  PLEASE NOTE: This will be of particular interest as we will learn about the very latest up to date details from Patricia on the renovation plans which, as announced, have recently been altered.

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