A Study day in May 2015
‘Women’s Work’
an overview of women artists from Renaissance times to the present day

Illustrated lectures by Alice Foster MA,
Charles Hajdamach and Lynne Gibson BEd MA


Monday 18th May 2015

10.30 am - 3.30 pm
at Malvern Theatres

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Lynne Gibson BEd MA
is a highly experienced lecturer in the History of Art, Critical and Contextual Studies, as well as in practical Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. She has held posts at the University of Sussex and the University of Bristol, where she introduced 'Understanding Art' to the Lifelong Learning programme. She gives talks, lectures, courses and guided tours for a wide range of organisations including ARCA colleges, Art Galleries and Museums, Art societies and clubs, the National Trust and NADFAS.

Charles Hajdamach
'Charles Hajdamach
Formerly Director of Broadfield House Glass Museum and Dudley Art Galleries, Charles is one of the top authorities on glass in this country.
He writes extensively on the subject and has published the two standard works on 19th and 20th century British glass. He lectures internationally including tours to Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Spain and Belgium. He is Life-President of the Glass Association and in 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology for his services to glass and glassmaking.

‘From Models to Artists: Women in Glassmaking'
For centuries glassmaking has been a male dominated industry with women only allowed to carry out the menial tasks in a glassworks. From the 17th century individual women started to rebel against that attitude and by the 20th century women began to operate their own glassworks or be employed as glass designers. In the last fifty years the Studio Glass movement has allowed women to stand shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts as major international glass artists.

Alice Foster MA
Alice Foster will be looking at the work of just one woman, Mary Cassatt, an American painter & printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas & later exhibited with the Impressionists.
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