Seeking the Marvellous: Ithell Colquhoun, British Women and Surrealism conference – 22 & 23 March 2018
Seeking the Marvellous is a two-day interdisciplinary symposium that will examine the work of Ithell Colquhoun (1906 – 1988) and other women connected both with Surrealism and with Britain. It is organised by Plymouth College of Art in partnership with the Black Mirror research network and will be held in Plymouth on 22 and 23 March 2018.
The symposium will include keynote speeches and contributions from leading international scholars not only on Colquhoun, but also on other leading figures connected with Surrealism in Britain including Leonora Carrington, Valentine Penrose, Stella Snead and Velona Pilcher.
During her lifetime Colquhoun was widely respected, both as an artist and an occultist, but since her death her oeuvre has been largely lost from public view. Her intellectual and artistic contributions to Surrealism and to British modernism and occultism have seen some scholarly attention, but hardly any extensive investigation.
This symposium seeks to re-examine Colquhoun and her place both in art history and in the history of occultism from a variety of perspectives. There will also be a major strand on Leonora Carrington and contributions on other women connected with Surrealism in Britain. The symposium will acknowledge and celebrate the connections between Surrealism and the occult and magic: concepts which have informed and enriched the work of Colquhoun and Carrington and other surrealist artists.
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