Reading objects - Claire Wilcox

Course Dates: 17/07/24
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
Join us us as Professor Claire Wilcox speaks about the many exhibitions she has curated during her career at the V&A Museum, including Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2015), Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up (2018) and Fashioning Masculinities: the Art of Menswear (2022).
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Reading objects - Claire Wilcox
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  • Course Code: VQ111
  • Dates: 17/07/24 - 17/07/24
  • Time: 18:30 - 19:30
  • Taught: Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: VQ111

Full Wed, eve, 17 Jul - 17 Jul '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

The school of Visual Arts is pleased to announce this years 2022-2023 In conversation with… series. Over the academic year, a collection of established guest speakers from the world of Visual Arts will speak about a subject passionate to them

This event is for anyone aged 19+ who has an interest in discovering more about the creative industries and who wishes to gain a truly unique perspective into the roles, themes and practice of selected professionals.

In conversation with . . . is a collection of termly free events at City Lit, based in the Culture Plex lecture theatre. Over the year, various themes and points of discussion around contemporary practice will be highlighted, providing an insight in the creative industries.

What will we cover?

Professor Claire Wilcox has a life-long interest in biography, and in particular memory work as actuated by clothing. Her book Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes (Bloomsbury) won the 2021 PEN Ackerley Prize for memoir and autobiography and she is Visiting Scholar, Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and member of the Centre for Fashion Curation, UAL.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Recount the career and varied experiences of speaker Professor Claire Wilcox.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Free event for all, please book a place.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Each illustrated talk will last about an hour with time for questions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Each talk in the series is free. No other costs will be incurred. You may wish to bring a notepad to take notes. No unauthorised filming will be permissible.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The In conversation with . . . talk series runs throughout the year and the speakers span the Visual Arts. You may be interested in attending another talk which you can browse on the links above.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.