Lecture: Ernest Gimson and the SPAB

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Lecture given by Annette Carruthers on 'Ernest Gimson and the SPAB', followed by a drinks reception.

14th November, 18.00-20.00

The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ

2019 is the centenary of the death of Ernest Gimson – a central figure in the British Arts & Crafts Movement – and a new book on his life and work will be published in October. Particularly renowned for his furniture, Gimson worked as an architect, a plasterworker and chairmaker, and as a designer of metalwork, embroideries and bookbindings. For more than 30 years he involved himself with the SPAB, agitating against inappropriate church restorations, reporting to the committee and producing wood and metalwork suited to historic buildings. This talk will cover Gimson’s whole career, with a particular focus on his role as a conservationist and on his collaborations with several Scottish Arts & Crafts architects, including Robert Weir Schultz, Francis Troup and William Weir.

Annette Carruthers was a curator of applied arts in museums in Leicestershire and Cheltenham before joining the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews in 1991. She retired in 2014 and has been working with Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe on Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect, which includes much new archival research and images commissioned from a specialist architectural photographer, James Brittain.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture. All drinks included in the ticket price. Please book via the link below.

Multiple bookings
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.

About SPAB Scotland
Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

14th November 2019 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
The Engine Shed
Forthside Way
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Lecture £ 6.00

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