The Person behind the Picture
Ronnie Ireland Lectures and Workshop

Art historian and resident Farnham Pottery tutor, Ronnie Ireland presents a series of lectures that will both inform and stimulate. Time will be given to explore the techniques and the importance of artists  works through the lens of Ronnie's rich academic and applied knowledge. 


In these fun and interactive sessions,  Ronnie will examine previously considered works and gift you new depths of appreciation and posible meaning.

Lectures to start at 7.30 - 9.30 - cost of £15

Workshop charge of £50

(Combined self-portrait lecture and Saturday Workshop - £55)

Sickert - Thursday 19 May

Vincent - Thursday 16 June

Self Portrait - Thursday 7 July

Self Portrait WORKSHOP - Saturday 16 July

"SICKERT - Behind The Mask"
Bridging the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this fascinating artist began as an actor; was accused of being Jack The Ripper; had a personality and name change; made a final development foreshadowing contemporary attitudes to become one of Britain’s greatest and rather undervalued artists
19 May, 19:30 – 21:30
"VINCENT - The Final Years"
The archetypal tragic artist story, glorified in film, song and endless books and documentaries. With a career lasting just under a decade became one of the most popular artists in the world. We will focus on Vincent’s work and see how and where the myth fits in.
16 Jun, 19:30 – 17 Jun, 21:30
We examine the attitudes and methods behind many of the serial self portrait makers including Durer, Rembrandt, Vian Gogh, Picasso, Kahlo, Close, Warhol and Sherman. Their work reveals changing attitudes to the individual, to character and what it means within different societies.
07 Jul, 19:30 – 21:30
Self Portraits WORKSHOP
We will look at various approaches to this ever fascinating challenge - from traditional to more contemporary attitudes to “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?"
16 Jul, 10:00 – 16:00