NADFAS accredited lecturer JudyRudoe will take centre stage at theBritish Museum this coming June,offering her fascinating insights onVictorian jewellery. Judy has been working on afresh approach to her specialistsubject -jewellery -in the era ofQueen Victoria, focusing inparticular on the social aspects ofowning, wearing and displayingjewellery during this intriguingperiod in British history.Judy's long-awaited bookJewellery in the Age of Victoria: A Mirror to the World, which is co-written by Charlotte Gere, isdue out in April, and Judy will beintroducing the story behind thisinsightful and entertaining book atthis special one-off NADFAS Eventthat we very much look forward towelcoming members to.Tickets for the Event will cost£5 (a booking fee may apply)and will be sold through theBritish Museum Ticket Deskwhich is open daily 10.00-16.45Telephone 020 7323 8181 ororder online atwww.britishmuseum.orgThe lecture takes place onMonday 21 June at 14.00 in theStevenson Lecture Theatre atthe British Museum. For more on Judy's book, pleaseturn to her article on page 42www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010 9EVENTSEventsA round-up of upcoming National Events Judy Rudoe Lecture,Stevenson Lecture Theatre,British Museum London 21 June 2010Popular NADFAS accredited lecturer Oliver Everett will begiving a lecture relating to a new exhibition, Queen Victoriaand Prince Albert - Art and Love, that opens at the Queen'sGallery, Buckingham Palace in mid March 2010 and runsuntil 31 October 2010. Full details of the Event, which takes place in October(exact date to be confirmed), will be available in thesummer issue of NADFAS Review. However, memberswho would like to receive information in advance shouldsend an SAE to NADFAS National Events (marked 'EverettLecture') at NADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street, LondonWC1N 1DAQueen Victoria and Prince Albert - Art and Love
ARTS NEWS10NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010www.nadfas.org.ukArts NewsArts and heritage updates from around the country. Compiled by Simon Tait12 landmarks for 2012 OlympicsLed by Arts Council England, 12works of art have been chosen as2012 landmarks in a £5.4mscheme in which 2,000 applicantswere sifted. The nine Englishregions will each have £500,000for the art, while Northern Irelandwill have £190,000, Scotland£460,000 and Wales £230,000.EastOn Languard Pointby thePacitti Theatre Company. Wholecommunities are being involvedwith 205 black flags being flownaround the coast, graduallyreplaced by the flags ofparticipating nations; there will bestreet feasts and a whole cul-de-sac of houses will be painted blackand become a theatrical arena;disused shops will houseexhibitions of ephemera.East MidlandsLionheartbyShauna Richardson. Threecrocheted lions, inspired bywill play, activated by the data, and audiences will be invitedto interact.North WestProjected ColumnbyAnthony McCall and FACT.Produced by Liverpool'sFoundation for Art and CreativeTechnology, Anthony McCall'scolumn of spinning cloud will risefrom Birkenhead's disusedMorpeth Dock, visible 10 metresaway, which will disappear andreappear in structured sequences.Northern IrelandThe NestbyBrian Irvine and John McIlduff (asDumbworld). The people ofNorthern Ireland will be asked todonate an item each to befashioned into a gigantic work ofart by artists and designers, andthen to become the official pointfor large-scale musical event.ScotlandForest Pitchby CraigCoulthard. Trees in a secluded partof a forest near Edinburgh will becleared and a football pitchcreated for one match only, playedby two teams of amateurs. Thetrees will form the goalposts andthe spectator stand, and after thegame the area will be left to returnto nature.South EastThe Boat ProjectbyLone Twin (Greg Whelan and GaryWinters). People in the south eastwill be asked to contribute awooden object of personalsignificance to be used in buildinga sea-going boat, which will belaunched in May 2012 on a two-week voyage. The boat will thenbe the centre of four arts events:performance, visual, test-basedand sonic.South WestNowhereislandbyAlex Hartley. An island the size of afootball pitch found by the artist inAbove right:Shauna Richardson, the East Midlands choice, with acrocheted lion Below: London's artists at a bus shelter Richard the Lionheart who wasassociated with the region, willdominate the Nottingham skyline. Richardson wants tohighlight crochet as acontemporary arts medium.LondonBus-Topsby Alfie Dennenand Paula Le Dieu. Forty busshelters across all the Londonboroughs will have LED panelsfitted to their roofs on whichLondoners will be able to sendmessages, play games and makestatements, exploiting the creativityof a new audience for art - thosewho travel on the top decks ofdouble-decker buses. North EastFlowby the OwlProject and Ed Carter. Anenvironmentally friendly watermillwill float on the Tyne with theartwork generating its own powerand monitoring the river'senvironment. Musical instrumentsthe Arctic will be brought to thesouth west through internationalwaters, will be given 'micronation'status, and will navigate the coastvisiting ports and harboursaccompanied by a travellingembassy. There are already 359signed-up citizens.WalesAdain Avionby Marc Rees.An abandoned DC9 aeroplanefashioned into a wingless bird will'nest' around the principality,pulled to each site by teams oflocal athletes and communitymembers.West MidlandsGodiva AwakesbyImagineer Productions. LadyGodiva's ride will be re-enacted asa progress from Coventry toLondon by a 10-metre highpuppet, made from aluminium andcarbon fibre, and symbolisingequality, fair play and justice.YorkshireLeeds Canvasby LeedsCanvas. This is a collaboration ofartists and arts organisations inLeeds that will use the buildings,streets and people of the city as a'canvas', with the assistance of theQuay Brothers as artistic directors.Opera North, Northern Ballet, WestYorkshire Playhouse, PhoenixDance, Yorkshire Dance, LeedsMet Gallery, Situation Leeds, andLeeds Art Gallery are all workingwith Leeds City Council.