Tuesday 4 December 2012
10.30am - 5.30pm
This unique Salon Day brings together an international cast of artists, thinkers and cultural commentators who will perform, display, discuss and share ideas on the significance of 175 years of women's role in the arts, from the start of Queen Victoria’s reign to the present day in terms of women as artists, patrons and curators.
Join us in the sublime and historic setting of the Gallery at Harewood House for this day of discovery and debate, where the Earl and Countess of Harewood will introduce performances by Christella Litras, Inder ‘Goldnger’ Matharu & David Wilson; readings from John Siddique; presentations from writer Charles Allen and artists Susan Collins, Lala Rukh Selim & Sutapa Biswas; and David Lascelles in conversation with Allegories of Power writers in residence Moniza Alvi & Daljit Nagra and Raman Mundair.
Through its imaginative explorations of the past and the present the Patronage, Power and Politics Salon Day captures and distils the very essence of the vision of Allegories of Power.
The Allegories of Power initiative takes a multi-dimensional look at different manifestations of public and private power in both historical and contemporary contexts and its impact on nationhood, art and ideas.
Ticket prices include a 2 course lunch, please indicate on booking whether you require a vegetarian option.
Responses to Harewood and ‘Silk’: Patience Agbabi and Moniza Alvi
Poetry reading by acclaimed poets with Indian dance interpretations by Manasamitra.
Sir Hugh Roberts, Surveyor Emeritus of The Queen’s collections discusses some of the major pieces explored in his new book ‘Diamonds’.
Shaping a Nation: The Museum of African American History & Culture
Lonnie Bunch in Conversation with Baroness Lola Young OBE.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to announce that this event, Lonnie Bunch in conversation with Lola Young, has been cancelled.
This event is part of the Allegories of Power initiative. Allegories of Power is a partnership project between Harewood House, Alchemy, Bradford Museums and Galleries and Ilkley Literature Festival. Supported by Arts Council England.
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