Teatime Talk Series - Lines of Engagement - Drawing Live Action by Julia Midgley R.E. A.R.W.S. Dip A.D.

01 Apr 2020, 17:30 to 19:00
Victoria Gallery & Museum Ashton Street Liverpool L69 3DR

The exhibition opening will be extended until 5.55pm, the lecture will start 6pm prompt.

The Gallery café will not be open, but there is a variety of venues selling refreshments in the vicinity. You can take lidded drinks in to the lecture theatre.

Free but booking is essential via Eventbrite

Julia Midgley is an artist, printmaker and reportage artist. She has a special interest in medicine, military medicine, surgery and rehabilitation. Acting as an official Fly on the Wall in the War Artist tradition she uses drawn lines to capture the consequences of war wounds and the approach of medical teams helping the afflicted.

Drawing is the bedrock of her practice, life being stranger than fiction is an underlying theme. Reportage or Documentary Drawing has become an important element of her portfolio. In 2017 she was official artist to the Liverpool John Moores University 20th Anniversary Roscoe Lecture series. In 2019 her reportage drawings were exhibited at The Chelsea Arts Club, London.

Before her retirement in 2013 she was Reader in Documentary Drawing at Liverpool School of Art & Design where a one-woman exhibition of her drawings was held in December 2018.

Her talk will look at official war artists; surgeon artists within a medical context, and her own time working within military medical teams and at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court.

Image: Inside the coaler by Capt. Fredrick Hugh Stallard © BMH Stallard