Study Days

Study Days and Conferences

Most years, the Scottish Society for Art History organises a study day or conference on themes ranging from Patronage and  Collecting or Orientalism to Highland Art and the History of Art Education. Many of the papers from these are published in the Society’s journal. In this way, the Society seeks to make an important contribution to Art History in Scotland and to offer valuable opportunities to present new research.

Scottish Society for Art History in association with Art UK and Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Sculpture in Scotland Symposium
8-9 February 2019

Tickets via Eventbrite

Friday 8 February 2019
Main Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art


13.45     Registration
14.00     Welcome

14.10     Katey Goodwin, Deputy Director, Art UK
Introduction to the Art UK project
14.20     Marion Richards, Art UK
Mapping and recording sculpture – documentation and public engagement

Public Art
14.40     Natalie Morgan-Klein, Independent Researcher and Artist
Postwar public sculpture in British new towns: the case of Brian Miller
14.50     Andrew Demetrius, University of St Andrews
Art Decade: Glenrothes Town Artist – Public Sculpture as Collaborative Practice
15.10 Questions

15.15     Break

15.40     Mandy McIntosh, Visual Artist and Practice-led PhD Student
Inflammable Phoenix –Living with Sculptures in Schemes
15.50     Matthew Jarron, University of Dundee
Sculpture in the City – Recording Public Art in Dundee
16.10     Questions

Sculpture Studios and Workshops
16.20     Fiona Hall, Historic Environment Scotland
Sculpture studios and workshops in Edinburgh (and beyond): rediscovering material in the HES archives
16.30     Laura Simpson, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
How can you understand the influence of a sculpture workshop?
16.50     Questions

17.00      Finish


Saturday 9 February 2019
Main Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art


09.30     Registration
09.50     Welcome

Sculpture Commissions and Patronage
10.00     Dr Aonghus MacKechnie, Historic Environment Scotland
Scoto-Netherlandish sculpture and the scientists: 1610s-30s
10.20     Dr Iain Fraser, Historic Environment Scotland
Two Temples and a Colossus: the Earl of Buchan and his sculptures at Dryburgh Abbey
10.40      Dr Clarisse Godard Desmarest; University of Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens), Institut Universitaire de France and University of Edinburgh
Columns, statues and memory in 19th-century Scotland

11.00     Break

11.25     Ray McKenzie, Glasgow School of Art
Whose Money Is It Anyway? The public subscription as an instrument of social engineering
11.45     Hardeep Dhindsa, University of Edinburgh
New Town, New Money: Towards a Decolonised Edinburgh
12.05     Questions

12.20     Short break

New Research on Individual Sculptors
12.30     Louise Boreham, Independent Researcher
Katherine Anne Fraser-Tytler (1852-1928)
12.40     Eva Belgherbi, PhD Student, École du Louvre – Université de Poitiers
Ottilie Maclaren Wallace (1875-1947) and the Scottish artists’ network
12.50     Kirsty Jackson, Independent Researcher
C d’O Pilkington Jackson’s training at Edinburgh College of Art (1908-1912)
13.00     Jackie Sangster, Historic Environment Scotland
George Henry Paulin
13.10     Robin Rodger, Royal Scottish Academy
Keith John Rand RSA; The Studio Gift
13.20     Questions

13.30 Lunch

Contemporary Artists’ Practice
14.20     Georgina Coburn, Independent Researcher
Energy, Concept and Material- the Art of Steve Dilworth
14.40     Nick Evans, Artist and University of Northumbria
Revisioning the ‘Vital Image’: Exploring Vitalism through Contemporary Sculptural Practice
15.00     Sculpture Placement Group
Moveable Objects: an introduction to the action research practice of Sculpture Placement Group
15.20     Questions

15.30     Break

Curating Sculpture: Acquisition, Display and Research
15.55     Dr Joanna Meacock, Glasgow Museums
Exploding Convention: I Say Nothing, A World War I centenary sculpture commission by Christine Borland
16.15     Alice Strang, National Galleries of Scotland
From the Wall to a Performance: Monster Chetwynd’s Re-definition of Sculpture
16.35     Liv Laumenech, University of Edinburgh
Contemporary Commissioning in Context
16.55     Questions

17.05 Finish


Programme pdf