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www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SUMMER201153DATELECTURERTITLETIME23 JulySally HobanThe Festival of Britain 1951 and its Design Legacy11.00-12.0023 JulySally HobanMiniature Masterpieces: Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau Jewellery14.00-15.0024 July Lynne GibsonHow to Look at Art11.00-12.0024 July Lynne GibsonColour and the Artist's Palette: Seeing Red 14.00-15.00Bottom left:Aselection of fineArt Nouveaujewellery Below left: Consider themeaning of thecolour red withLynne GibsonART IN ACTION programme critic's eye, this year's Art in Action Lecture Programme and its NADFAS-accreditedLYNNE GIBSONA freelance lecturer and artist, LynneGibson specialises in Critical Studies inArt and practical painting, etching anddrawing. For many years Lynne haslectured for Sussex and Bristoluniversities, and also holds talks anddoes advisory work for the NT, Bristol andWhitworth Art Galleries, the RWA andvarious art organisations. Her artwork hasbeen exhibited widely, and etchings have been published inTES, Resurgence, and as book covers for Falmer Press.Colour And The Artist's Palette: Seeing RedRed is the colour of love and lust, royalty and ceremony, angerand danger, worn by scarlet women and the Madonna. Thebrightest crimson dye came from the blood of an exoticinsect. Vermilion was so-named because it wasthought to be made fromworms. But the most vividreds were often frustratinglyfugitive, having faded beforereaching the wall of the RoyalAcademy. Where does thesaying "Caught red handed"come from? Why is scarletnot always red? And why isred a favourite of fast-foodoutlets? Join Lynne in thislecture to "See Red"!How To Look At ArtWould you like to develop your confidence in looking at art?Do you want to discuss your opinions with insight? Put awaythe headphones, take your nose out of the catalogue anddiscover a strategy for looking at art. Learn to take a flexibleapproach to interpreting artwork, giving you the confidence tobecome an active viewer. We will put it into practice by lookingat a range of works from across the history of Western art,and focus in on two well-loved paintings.SALLY HOBANSally Hoban studied Art History at theUniversity of Birmingham, and has over20 years' experience in the antiques trade.She has lectured extensively on art, designand antiques, has a certificate in publicspeaking from the London Academy ofMusic and Dramatic Art, and is Antiquesand Collecting Correspondent for theBirmingham Post. Sally's publicationsinclude Miller's Collecting Modern Design(2001).Miniature Masterpieces: Arts and Crafts and ArtNouveau JewelleryThe Arts and Crafts Movement of the late-19th centurybrought with it a revival of traditional, handmade jewelleryproduction utilising semi-precious stones, enamel and silver.The designers of these jewels trained using centuries-oldtechniques without the use of machinery and their work isbecoming increasingly valuable today. This lecture looks at thework of designers including Charles Ashbee and George Hunt,as well as the silver and enamel jewellery produced byHaseler's in Birmingham for Liberty and Company in London.The Festival of Britain 1951 and its Design LegacyThe late 1940s was a time of great economic expansion forBritain after World War II and the 1951 Festival of Britainshowcased the best of new British industry and design. It was held over five months at London's South Bank, wheneight million people visited the site, with attractions includingthe futuristic 'Skylon' sculpture and the Dome of Discovery.This lecture considers howand why the Festival had a huge impact on design. It also looks at the careers of Robin and Lucienne Day, a couple at the forefrontof the introduction ofaffordable 'modern design' to the mass market in thepost-war period.