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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Lunchtime Talk by Sophie Cummings

These FREE lunchtime talks given by Curator Sophie Cummings are very popular, and the latest on held on Friday 1 July 12.30-1.00pm on the current exhibition 'Hide and Seek' featuring drawings by Eileen Cooper RA was no exception.
We were given some background to the artist and focused on various of her drawings which span 40 years, including the very important purchase made for the museum of Eileen Cooper's huge Charcoal and conte drawing entitled 'Separate Ways' in 1994, shown with it's partner piece for the first time since then. The themes of relationships, motherhood and bringing up children will be familiar to many of us.
 Below Sophie is talking about the athleticism displayed by some of the figures, and also how somehow Eileen Cooper gets the whole of the figure into the picture!
 Sophie spent some time talking about the drawings Eileen Cooper had selected from the Swindon Collection, with a focus on this wall on motherhood
 and on this wall, women
 I looked at this picture differently after Sophie had talked about it.
There are more talks scheduled on these dates, all take place from 12.30-1.00pm
Sat 30 July 'Drawings of Eileen Cooper RA'
Friday 19 August Introduction to 'Hide and Seek'
Friday 14 October Introduction to 'From Where I'm Standing'
Friday 11 November Introduction to 'Still Life'
9 December Introduction to the current exhibition.
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