"It is true, the spoken word enlightens both the spirit and the soul. Indeed, the HENDRICK’S Master Distiller can often be heard talking at length to her ‘two little sweeties’ – the delightful and peculiarly small copper pot stills from which the most unusual gin flows."

With Carol Mavor

Thursday the ninth of June 2011
Doors at 6 pm, Lecture commences at 7 pm

In 2008 Grayson Perry proclaimed Carol Mavor’s book, Reading Boyishly as his book of the year.  He described her meditation on boyhood not only as “a thrilling mix of philosophy, photography, and biography,” but as a piece that touches upon “what it is to be a creative man.”  Carol accomplishes this feat by investigating the lives of four famous boyish men and one boy  —J. M. Barrie, Roland Barthes, Marcel Proust, D. W. Winnicott, and the young photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue.  As paintings from the famous boyish artist, Stephen Tennant, adorn the walls of the gallery, Carol will once again romp through the lives of these famous men weaving an intricate tapestry of Oedipal desire, maternal attachment and nostalgia.

Carol Mavor
Carol Mavor is the Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester. She is author of Becoming: The Photographs of Clementina, Viscountess, Hawarden (1999) and Reading Boyishly (2007). She is completing a series of short essays on the colour blue, entitled Blue Mythologies (Reaktion, 2012)

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