In Conversation: London Craft Week: Close-up and Self-Portrait
10 May 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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Anne of Denmark Studio of Nicholas Hilliard Image © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Senior Curator Charlotte Bolland is joined by artist-jeweller Silvia Weidenbach and jewellery historian Beatriz Chadour-Sampson to discuss Elizabetha Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver and the enduring appeal of portrait miniatures.
Silvia Weidenbach is an award winning jeweller, who fuses the traditional with the contemporary. She uses both historical techniques and new technologies, melding them to create striking, unique pieces. She explores form, complexity and colour to develop an entirely new aesthetic for jewellery in the 21st Century. Silvia was the first Gilbert Collection Artist in Resident at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2017. She is a Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson is a jewellery historian and author who has published extensively on subjects from antiquity to the present day. She was the consultant curator in the re-designing of the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum (opened in 2008), London and was guest curator of the Pearl exhibition (V&A, 2013-14). She is an Associate Member of the Goldsmiths’ Company, London. Today Beatriz Chadour-Sampson works as a freelance international and jewellery historian and scholarly author. Her extensive publications range from Antiquity to the present day.
Charlotte Bolland is Senior Curator, Research and 16th Century Collections at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has written on Anglo-Italian connections in the sixteenth century, and co-authored The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered (2014), Les Tudors (2015) and The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (National Portrait Gallery, 2017). Her other publications include contributions to Leadership and Elizabethan Culture (2013), Elizabeth I & Her People (2013) and Painting in Britain 1500–1630: Production, Influences and Patronage (2015).
Part of the programme of events complementing Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver
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A beautiful fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver