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Eastern Questions: New Perspectives on British Orientalism

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A collaborative two-day conference at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village and Royal Holloway, University of London.


This interdisciplinary symposium, a collaboration between Watts Gallery Artists' Village (WG-AV) and Royal Holloway (University of London), aims to explore new perspectives on the intersection between Orientalism and visual culture across the nineteenth century. This two-day conference coincides with John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame, the latest exhibition at WG-AV.


The conference will take place over two days 16 – 17 October 2019 at two venues:

16 October 2019: Watts Gallery – Artists' Village (Compton, Surrey, GU3 1DQ)

17 October 2019: Royal Holloway, University of London, (Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX)

Each day includes papers and discussions, which explore the visual material of the Orient in the contexts of transculturation, imaginative geographies, and cultural border crossing in both directions.

Alongside the works on display within John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame, the collection of so-called 'uncomfortable pictures' at Royal Holloway (including Edwin Long's Babylonian Marriage Market) will act as a catalyst for wide-ranging debates around Orientalism's place within British scholarship today. In addition to 20 minutes papers, there will be a series of pop-up debates that will take place within the gallery spaces.

The full programme can be downloaded from the conference event page here.

How to Find Us:

https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/visit/how-find-us/

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/about-us/more/how-to-find-us/

For WGAV, a shuttle service will be available from Guildford Station.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Abbie Latham (curatorialtrainee@wattsgallery.org.uk) if you have any questions.

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This event is kindly supported by the British Art Research School (BARS), University of York, the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) and the Association for Studies in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE).

Image: Detail of John Frederick Lewis, The Attendant on the Bath, 1854. Oil on panel. Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston.

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