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Join art historian Sarah Burles for an online afternoon talk on collection artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915). The talk will put Gaudier-Brzeska’s work at Kettle’s Yard into a wider context as well as discussing Jim Ede’s determination to see him “recognised as one of France’s greatest sculptors”.
£15 (£5 students), booking required
“It is on Gaudier-Brzeska that both Ede’s career and the existence of Kettle’s Yard is founded” wrote Christopher Neve in 1972.
The work of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska remains at the heart of Kettle’s Yard: the Dancer Room is named after his dynamic sculpture, his drawings fill the attic and his iconic dog sits on the stairs. This talk will chart the brief and tumultuous life of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, his early years in France, the move to London with Sophie Brzeska, his encounters with the British avant-garde and the work he created before he was tragically killed in the First World War.
Sarah Burles is an art historian and museum educator. Sarah studied History of Art at Cambridge University, before completing a Masters degree at the University of London in museum and gallery education. Sarah has worked in museums and galleries for over 25 years, including at the Fitzwilliam Museum for 12 years. More recently she has led tours for the Art Fund and Arts Society and run adult education courses. She is a Tour Director for ACE Cultural Tours and an accredited Arts Society lecturer. Sarah’s passion is to make art accessible and enjoyable to a wide audience and her tours and courses aim to be engaging, as well as intellectually stimulating.
The workshop will be conducted via Zoom so please make sure you have an account and can join for the time required – you will be sent a link to join in advance.
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Image: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Sketch of ‘Bird Swallowing a Fish‘, 1914 (circa)