Who: Martin Ellis MA (Hons) AGMS, FRSA
Topic: Colour and Brilliance: Women Stained Glass artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement
The revival of stained glass during the 19th century saw more than 8000 major windows created. This complex form of visual art became one of the great expressions of the beliefs, faith and aesthetic commitment of an entire nation. Today, this achievement has left an extraordinary legacy of public art.
In the early 20th Century a new generation of women artists emerged. A large number found that their talents aligned beautifully within the field of stained glass. They were an extraordinary generation, fiercely independent and champions of woman’s rights.
They created some of the most important and beautiful stained glass windows of the 20th century.
Our guest lecturer, Martin Ellis, will talk about the achievements of these women and the impact they had on the Arts and Crafts Movement at this time. Martin is an experienced lecturer who until recently was the Principal Curator and Head of Collections, Research and Development at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. He is now a freelance curator, art consultant and works with his wife in their art and antiques business.
Martin will also be presenting in Armidale on the same topic on Thursday 11 October and in Narrabri on Saturday 13 October 2018