Lunchtime Talk: Theresa Moerman Ib
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Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF


17 Sep 2014
14:00 - 14:30



Theresa Moerman Ib

Lunchtime Talk: Theresa Moerman Ib

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Lunchtime Talk: Theresa Moerman Ib
Wednesday 17 September, Reid Gallery, 2pm

Port Cendres

"After the fire at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014, I heard that Charles Rennie Mackintosh's last wish was to have his ashes scattered at Port Vendres in France. It was here Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald spent what is thought to have been their happiest years together. Some claim Mackintosh's last wish was never fulfilled, while other accounts suggest that Margaret did bring his remains back to Port Vendres after his death in 1928. In August 2014, my fascination with this story spurred me to go to Port Vendres myself to scatter ashes from the Mackintosh Building in the sea. This is a talk about my journey and what came of it."

Theresa Moerman Ib was born in the Netherlands in 1977 and graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography in 2012. Before pursuing a career in fine art, she worked as a Web Content Editor and freelance photographer. Her current art practice is multidisciplinary and strongly inspired by storytelling and memory. Alongside her practice, Theresa works part-time as a Library Assistant at GSA.

Part of the Programme ‘In a place like that’, Reid Gallery, 16-21 September 2014