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Previous Events at the CVC

Previous Events at the Centre for Visual Cultures

The Centre for Visual Cultures regularly organises, supports and hosts talks, workshops, exhibitions and other events at Royal Holloway's campus and beyond.

Read more about some of our recent events:

David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture

On November 14, British artist Tamsyn Challenger delivered The 'David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture' entitled 'On Truth' in the Picture Gallery.

Poster of the event
Listen to the podcast
Transcript of lecture


On November 8, Dr Xavier Bray, Director of the Wallace Collection, London, conducted a talk entitled : 'To change or not to change the Wallace Collection'  (in association with the ' Making Space for Art' HARI project).

Listen to the podcast

Download  Xavier Bray Walace Collection Nov 2017

Professor Eric Robertson co-curated the international exhibition ‘Arp: the Poetry of Forms’, which ran at the Kröller-Müller Museum from May-September 2017.

This was a preview for the exhibition 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms' at the  Turner Contemporary Margate, which ran from 13 October 2017–14 January 2018.

On 2 May, renowned photographer John Perivolaris and James Kent, a specialist in Cuban visual cultures, discussed the extraordinary iconic power and cultural legacy of Fidel Castro.

On 9 May, Dr Ben Thomas, Senior Lecture in History of Art at the University of Kent, discussed the exhibition of Raphael: The Drawings at the Ashmolean Museum in 2017, which shifted the ground from the linear and teleological consideration of drawings in reaction to paintings to an expolration of the gestural act of drawing and of the values inherent to disegno.

Dr. Frances Guerin (Film Studies, University of Kent) in conversation with Prof. Ahuvia Kahane (Royal Holloway) explored the myriad tensions and provocations of Twombly's painting, presenting differeing approaches that offer new perpsectives on the body of work.

On November 19 Professor Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, University of London) delivered the David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture entitled ‘Screen studies as device?: Working through the video essay’ in the Picture Gallery.

Listen to the Introduction by Professor James Knowles (RHUL).

Listen to the Lecture.

On November 12  Professor Maria Delgado (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) delivered the David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture entitled ‘Memory, politics, performance and justice: the Garzón and la manada (the wolfpack) cases’ in the Picture Gallery.

Listen to the Introduction by Professor Juliet John (RHUL)

Listen to the Talk

Listen to the Vote of Thanks by Professor Helen Graham (RHUL)

Jauría (Pack) © Vanessa Rabade

El pan y la sal (Bread and Salt) © Teatro del Barrio

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