The Centre for Visual Cultures regularly organises, supports and hosts talks, workshops, exhibitions and other events at Royal Holloway's campus and beyond.
Read more about some of our recent events:
2017: Tamsyn Challenger delivers the David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture
2017: Dr Xavier Bray, 'To change or not to change the Wallace Collection'
2017-18 Exhibition: 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms'
This was a preview for the exhibition 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms' at the Turner Contemporary Margate, which ran from 13 October 2017–14 January 2018.
2018 "¡Yo soy fidel!": Post-Castro Cuba and the Culty of Personality
On 2 May, renowned photographer John Perivolaris and James Kent, a specialist in Cuban visual cultures, discussed the extraordinary iconic power and cultural legacy of Fidel Castro.
2018: Dr Ben Thomas, 'Curating Raphael: Invention and Eloquence'
On 9 May, Dr Ben Thomas, Senior Lecture in History of Art at the University of Kent, discussed the exhibition of Raphael: The Drawings at the Ashmolean Museum in 2017, which shifted the ground from the linear and teleological consideration of drawings in reaction to paintings to an expolration of the gestural act of drawing and of the values inherent to disegno.
2018: Dr Frances Guerin, 'Grey/Polychrome: Cy Twombly, Modernity, Classicism, and the History of Art'
Dr. Frances Guerin (Film Studies, University of Kent) in conversation with Prof. Ahuvia Kahane (Royal Holloway) explored the myriad tensions and provocations of Twombly's painting, presenting differeing approaches that offer new perpsectives on the body of work.
2018: Professor Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, University of London) delivers the David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture
On November 19 Professor Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, University of London) delivered the David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture entitled ‘Screen studies as device?: Working through the video essay’ in the Picture Gallery.
2019: Professor Maria Delgado (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) delivers the David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture
On November 12 Professor Maria Delgado (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) delivered the David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture entitled ‘Memory, politics, performance and justice: the Garzón and la manada (the wolfpack) cases’ in the Picture Gallery.
Jauría (Pack) © Vanessa Rabade
El pan y la sal (Bread and Salt) © Teatro del Barrio