I am an experienced lecturer available to give talks and presentations on Rex Whistler and associated subjects. I can tailor a talk to suit all sorts and sizes of groups and levels of interest. A selection of public and academic seminars appears below. If you would like to discuss a possible booking please get in touch via the contact form.
The Paradox of the Private Public Mural at 'Art Outside the Gallery', the Association of Art Historians New Voices conference at the Mast House, Plymouth University, November 2016.
Rex Whistler: A Closer Look for the Hampshire Art Fund at Mottisfont, June 2014
Rex Whistler: A Talent Cut Short at The Summerleaze Gallery June 2013.
Rex Whistler: A Closer Look two lectures as part of the Rex Whistler exhibition programme at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, April and September 2013.
Rex Whistler’s Drop Curtain for ‘The Rake’s Progress’ – 1935 and 1942 at ‘European Painted Cloths C14th-C21st: Pageantry, Ceremony, Theatre and the Domestic Interior’, Courtauld Institute of Art, June 2012.
The Public, Private and Political: Rex Whistler’s murals at Dorneywood and Port Lympne in ‘Walls with Stories: Mural Painting in Britain from the 1890s to the 1960s’ at the Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, March 2012.
An Expedition in Pursuit of the Rare Rex Whistler for the National Trust at Plas Newydd Anglesey, June 2009.
The Theatre Designs of Rex Whistler for the National Trust at Plas Newydd in 2008
The Theatre Designs of Rex Whistler at ’The Triumph of Fancy’ exhibition Brighton 2006
The Theatre Designs of Rex Whistler at the Rex Whistler Centenary Day at Tate Britain, 2005
Art History seminars at the University of Plymouth
Who is Rex Whistler? Patronage and Artistic Identity March 2016
Fine Art Sells Out? Artists and Advertising in Interwar England: A Modern Patronage. May 2011
The Work of Rex Whistler: Alternative Modernisms in the 1930s April 2009
Murals and Modernity November 2009