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Talk on Grete Marks by Dr Katie McGown
Thu 13 April 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
Join us for a lunch time talk by Dr. Katie McGown, Curator of the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, and a researcher interested in the shifting and contested territories of art and craft materials and practices in the 20th Century.
She will be discussing the works of the artist Grete Marks featured in the exhibition.
Grete Marks (1899-1990) is known for the remarkable and technically innovative ceramics she designed and produced in her factory in Marwitz, Germany, between 1923 and 1935 when the National Socialists forced its sale. However, the works featured in ‘Refugees – The Lives of Others’ show a very different side to Marks’ artistic practice; intimate portraits of friends made just after she fled to England in 1936. This lecture will discuss those first years in England, the community she found, and the lasting effects that this traumatic relocation had on her work.
All proceeds help to cover the costs of delivery and support the work of the charity.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road and Maida Vale are 10 minutes’ walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within easy walking distance.
By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.
Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road (free at weekends) and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.
Who can claim concessionary rates?
Students, those in receipt of state pensions, housing or council tax benefits, those on income support, those claiming jobseekers' allowance and anyone registered disabled.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0207 604 3991.