Event:

Splendour
GSA / RMG

Event Type:

Off-site event

Location:

Queen's House, Romney Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

Open:

28 Jun 2019
Friday,
14:30 - 19:30

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Image:

Work by Xiaoshan Huang, Sophie Allardyce and Asia Przytarska
for Splendour, June 2019

Splendour

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Splendour: Adornment, Bodies, Gender in Early Modern Europe

28 June 2019

2:30pm - 4:30pm - Talks

5:30pm - 7:30pm - Performances 

Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich 

Join us for an afternoon of talks exploring the jewellery, textiles and fashions of 16th and 17th century queens, featuring Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, Kit Heyam and Dr Thea Stevens. 

Remain after hours for a unique performance by artist Anja Olofgors, interventions by students from The Glasgow School of Art, and Christopher Green.

Full programme: 

2:30pm 
Queens and their jewels: Elizabeth I to Elizabeth of Bohemia
Beatriz Chadour Sampson 

3:00pm 
A Bloody Queen: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Construction of an Afterlife
Dr Thea Stevens 

4:00pm
Gendered splendour: hidden female labour in the Armada Portrait
Kit Heyam

5pm

Reception and intervention from students from The Glasgow School of Art and movement director and vocalist Natasha Lohan

Staging splendid bodies in early modern Scotland and England is a creative brief and an exploration of adornment and fashion, as tools for the expression of love, power and politics. It has been created with The Glasgow School of Art involving more than 150 students and staff.

6:00pm

Anja Olofgors – Kristina Queen of Sweden a Performance with Clare Almond
Instead I thought of becoming human

6:30pm

Christopher Green – A Reflection, Construction of an Icon: A Triumphal Procession
We exist. We belong. You can’t take your eyes off us.

Following in the footsteps of 16th-century public entertainments which allowed the monarch to see and be seen, Christopher Green led a dignified, joyful and gracious procession from the Queen’s House at Royal Museums Greenwich to the National Portrait Gallery in central London. Join him to reflect on the process of creating and sharing this work.

7:00pm

Kit Heyam – A conversation with James I of England and VI of Scotland

7:30pm

End 

This event is a collaboration between Royal Museums Greenwich and The Glasgow School of Art

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