Eadweard Muybridge in Kingston, 1894-1904
Eadweard Muybridge in Kingston, 1894-1904

Eadweard Muybridge in Kingston, 1894-1904

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Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, Hampton Wick TW11 9PS

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British artist and photographic pioneer Eadweard Muybridge returned to his hometown of Kingston upon Thames for the last decade of his life until his death in 1904. This symposium presented by Kingston University in partnership with Kingston Museum & Art Gallery, will focus on Muybridge's work and preoccupations in Kingston from 1894 to 1904

The event will present new research from experts in the field drawing directly upon his personal archive of documents, projection devices and slides, bequeathed to Kingston Museum by Muybridge himself.  It will also examine the immense technological, cultural, artistic and urban transformation experienced in Kingston during this decade.

Themes addressed will feature:

  • Muybridge's status as a British artistic, photographic and film pioneer
  • Muybridge and the social, urban and cultural history of Kingston
  • Muybridge's late career and legacy for moving-image projection

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Stephen Barber, Kingston University
  • Becky Beasley, Artist
  • Andrew Carnie, Winchester School of Art
  • Barnaby Dicker, Royal College of Art
  • Patrick ffrench, King's College, University of London
  • Stephen Herbert, Kingston University
  • Seoyoung Kim, Kingston Museum & Art Gallery
  • Robert Knifton, Kingston University
  • Esther Leslie, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Fran Lloyd, Kingston University
  • Joana Neves, Kingston University
  • Charlotte Samuels, Kingston Museum & Art Gallery
  • Zachary Formwalt, USA Artist

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

For further information about this event:

Contact: Emily O'Connor Research Operations Manager Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 4810 Email: Emily.Oconnor@kingston.ac.uk

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