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A l'Heure de l'Observatoire, les Amoureux, 1934 Painting by Man Ray. Courtesy Telimage
A l'Heure de l'Observatoire, les Amoureux, 1934 Painting by Man Ray
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Symposium: Surrealism in Britain, 1925 - 1955

Sat 6 Oct, 10am - 4pm

£15 / £10 Members / £7.50 Students

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Coinciding with our exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain, this one-day symposium aims to rethink Surrealism in Britain through an expanded lens.

Bridging fine art, fashion and journalism with an eye for the extraordinary, Lee Miller’s photography provides a useful starting point for a renewed consideration of a broad range of Surrealist practices as they unfolded in Britain between the 1920s and 1950s.

Join researchers and curators to explore the intricate networks of artists and writers – friends, lovers and rivals – through which Surrealist ideas circulated during a turbulent historical period, and explore Miller’s photography in relation to her contexts and contemporaries rather than through familiar biographical mythologies.

The event includes a keynote speech from Dr Patricia Allmer (University of Edinburgh), a leading international expert on Surrealism. There will be opportunities for questions throughout the day along with informal conversation during breaks.

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Ticket price includes refreshments.

A proportion of tickets for all bookable events and workshops are available at member rate, find out more about membership.