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Belonging and Not Belonging: An Art History Day School

8 February 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


Dobrivoje Beljkašić

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Join Peter Wakelin, the curator of ‘Refuge and Renewal: Migration and British Art’ for an Art History Day School packed with fascinating stories of émigré artists and the impact of displacement. Peter will unpack some of the context in which this exhibition sits, and give an overview of this wide topic.

The informative day not only features a curator’s exhibition tour in the galleries, but also some fascinating talks delivered by other specialists and finishes with a chaired panel discussion.

Monica Bohm-Duchen will be looking at the immigrant experience in modern art from 1933, speaking about refugees from Nazi Europe.

Peter Rossiter will talk on the life and work of his grandfather, the painter Martin Bloch (1883-1954) who had German nationality until it was taken from him in 1933 by the Nazis.

Dee Smart will speak about the life and work of Dobrivoje Beljkašić, an artist and lecturer from Sarajevo, Bosnia, who lived in Bristol, from 1993 until his death in 2015.

Main Lecturers:

Peter Wakelin is a writer and curator. He was formerly Secretary of the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales and Director of Collections & Research at National Museum Wales. He has written for Art ReviewModern Painters and The Guardian.

Monica Bohm-Duchen is an independent, London-based lecturer, curator and writer. The institutions for which she has worked include the Tate, the Royal Academy of Arts, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Reserve your place here. Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

As usual there will be hot drinks and snacks provided, and during the lunch break (45 minutes) you can visit the café and RWA shop.


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