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Professor Beth Harland: Memorial Exhibition

26 October 2019 | 10am – 6pm

Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, SW11 4AN


The School of Arts & Humanities is pleased to invite you to a celebration of the life and work of painter, Professor Beth Harland on Friday 25 October in the Dyson Gallery 5:30–8:30pm and continuing on Saturday 26 October, 10am – 6pm.

Beth Harland (1964–2019) studied at the Ruskin School of Art and the RCA before completing her PhD at the University of Southampton.  She was an Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins, a Senior Lecturer at Winchester School of Art and latterly Professor of Fine Art at Lancaster University, as well as Associate Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Painting.  As an artist and academic her research interests included: pictorial modes of address and spectator experience;  painting and digital imaging and notions of temporality in art.  

Her most recent exhibitions were, Impermanent Durations; On Painting and Time, at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Singapore, the Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Melbourne and the Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster. Modes of Address in Pictorial Art, a collaboration with psychologists at the Centre for Visual Cognition, University of Southampton led to papers published in Leonardo and in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.  She was also Co-Editor (with Sunil Manghani) of the four volume set, Painting; Primary and Critical Sources published by Bloomsbury.

Private View: 25 October, 5:30–8:30pm