Public Sculpture in Britain 1945-1980
Webinar: 21 May 2022

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite: Public Sculpture in Britain 1945-1980 Webinar tickets
Tickets are free for members of the SSAH, PSSA and AAH. £5 for non-members. The webinar will take place on Zoom.


11.00-11.05 – Welcome and housekeeping by Claire Robinson, Chair, Scottish Society for Art History

11.05-11.25 – Keynote presentation: Andrew Demetrius, University of St Andrews
Walls and Bridges, Concrete and Collaboration: aspects of public sculpture in Scotland’s New Towns

11.25-11.35 – Discussion

11.35-11.40 – Break

Session 1 Chair: Joanna Barnes, Co-Chair, Public Statues and Sculpture Association

11.40-11.50 – Isabelle Mooney, University of St Andrews
The Bombsite Sculptures of the Sir John Cass Technical Institute

11.50-12.00 – Dr Sarah Crellin
‘Performing sculpture’s proper function’? Trafalgar Square and Battersea Park 1948

12.00-12.10 – Katharine Eustace FSA
Both early and late: Hew Lorimer’s Nisi Dominus Frustra, Westfield Court, Gorgie, an example of architectural sculpture in post-war public housing

12.10-12.20 – Dominique Fleischmann
Arthur Fleischmann (1896 – 1990): A career described through the prism of World Festivals and illustrated with images

12.20-12.35 – Panel discussion

12.35-13.00 – Break

Session 2 Chair: Holly Trusted, Co-Chair, Public Statues and Sculpture Association

13.00-13.10 – Matthew Jarron, University of Dundee
Labor Vincit – The Work and Influence of Scott Sutherland RSA

13.10-13.20 – Nicholas Smith
The Florence of Essex – Revisited

13.20-13.30 – Professor Pauline Rose
An ambiguous memorial: Henry Moore’s Nuclear Energy (1966-67)

13.30-13.40 – Rebecca Farley, Newcastle University
Swapping the forest for the streets: the emergence of an ‘Urban Grizedale’

13.40-13.55 – Panel discussion

14.00 – End

Programme pdf