Afternoon of Talks: Turner
Gain a greater insight into the world of JMW Turner, the man John Ruskin called ‘the greatest of the age’.
Beginning with a guided tour and talk with Programme Manager, Charli Summers will discuss some of the works inspired by his 1797 tour of the northern counties. Talks will continue in the Lecture Theatre from selected experts:
Professor David Hill is a world renowned expert on Turner. Author of Sunday Times Bestseller 'In Turner's Footsteps' (1984) and other publications on Turner, he's also written 'Turner in the North' (1996) which explores Turner's 1797 tour.
Freelance curator Lizzie Jacklin worked in Tate's British Art 1790-1850 section and has since contributed section introductions and academic catalogue entries to the research publication 'J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours'. She will take a broader look at Turner and his techniques, including northern subjects as examples of different approaches. She will also shed light on the Turner Bequest at Tate.
Nick Rogers is a local curator with a history of curatorial and collections management experience. He will share his passion for Turner, delving deeper into Turner's style, work and particular impression of the north.
You may also be interested in our free informal Exhibition Tours which will lead you round the paintings themselves. Or, if you would like some idea of the techniques Turner employed, try our Watercolour Workshop with Karen Lester.