Talk at Dulwich Arts Society Thursday 13th June 7 30 for 8pm
Posted by: Artssoc2019
20 May, 2019 13:19
Edith Durham's Bold Edwardian Collection of Beautiful Edwardian Things
Subtitled in Edith's own words "Such costumes as I have never seen before and never shall again perhaps", the lecture is illustrated with rich fabrics and great stories. Edith's travels in the first decades of the 20th century took her across the unexplored Accursed Mountains between Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania to what are now UNESCO World Heritage sites, and through bazaars she describes as "glowing with goods". In her watercolours and seven books she recorded the objects she collected, the landscapes she visited and the people she met. She was the first female Fellow and then Vice President of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Talk by Elizabeth Gowing at JAGS Sixth Form Lecture Theatre off Townley Road SE22 8TX. Some parking available on site. For more information about the talk and Arts Society please go to www.theartssocietydulwich.org.uk
Guests very welcome £9 each and students only £1. No need to book.