William Scott Study Day

Friday 25 October 2013

10.00am – 5.00pm

A day in which the unique language of William Scott’s work will be explored through presentations by and discussions with a range of eminent Scott experts, including representatives from Tate Britain and the William Scott Archive and James Scott, introducing his film about his father.

William Scott

Programme for the Study Day

10.15am Welcome
Anne Stewart, Curator of Fine Art, National Museums Northern Ireland

10.30am William Scott: An Introduction
Chris Stephens, Curator of Modern British Painting and Exhibitions, Tate Britain.
As an introduction to the William Scott Study Day, Chris Stephens will sketch out the events and issues of Scott’s career, his artistic reputation at home and abroad, and identify the key characteristics of his work and its development.

11.00am ‘post war free painting’
Mike Tooby, independent curator based in Cardiff, and Professor of Art and Design at Bath School of Art and Design.
Following on from the over-view presented by Chris Stephens, Mike Tooby will reflect on his experience of seeing the work of William Scott in localities associated with his life and artistic career, and on the ways biography has influenced our understanding of his art.
Mike Tooby was previously Director of National Museum & Gallery of Wales in Cardiff, and Director Learning and Programmes for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museums Wales. In his earlier career Mike was curator at Kettles Yard, Cambridge, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield. From 1992 to 2000 he was the founding curator of Tate St Ives.

12.00 – 12.30pm Questions and discussion
Including contributions from Sarah Whitfield and Lucy Inglis, Editor and Associate Editor of the William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings.

12.30 – 2.00pm Lunch (not provided)

2.00pm William Scott: Beginnings, 1926-1938
Lucy Inglis, Associate Editor of the William Scott Catalogue Raisonné of Oil PaintingsAn independent Art Historian, Lucy Inglis specialises in the early 20th century. Her extensive experience of the work and career of William Scott is the result of her important contribution, as Associate Editor, to the William Scott Catalogue Raisonne. In this talk Lucy will consider the ways in which Scott’s early influences and experiences helped him develop his own artistic language.

2.45 – 4.20pm Every Picture Tells A Story Introduced by James Scott
Film based on the true-life experiences of acclaimed painter William Scott and directed by his son, James. A meticulous and moving picture that traces the life of a boy who overcame poverty and tragedy to become an honoured man of our time. Screenplay by Shane Connaughton co-writer of the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for My Left Foot.

4.20pm Final questions and discussion

Booking & Information

Admission to the Study Day is £7.00.

This event will take place in the Lecture Theatre on the ground floor.

For more information please call +44 (0)28 9044 0000 or call in person to the Ulster Museum. Opening hours are Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm