October Gallery and Trebuchet Magazine are pleased to present Ecological Envisioning: Aubrey Williams, ecology and the artistic lens. This talk will explore the relationship between art and ecology, focussing on Aubrey Williams’ avid interest in science, advancement of technology and its impact on civilisations.
The discussion will reveal insights from Dr Giulia Smith – Art Historian and Research Fellow at Ruskin School of Art Oxford, who is an authority on Aubrey Williams, and the conservation practitioner, Dr John Fanshawe, who is Senior Strategy Adviser at BirdLife International, and leads an arts, science and conservation programme for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. The talk will be moderated by Kailas Elmer, Managing Editor of Trebuchet and hosted by October Gallery within the current exhibition, Aubrey Williams: Future Conscious.
Aubrey Williams, often cited as being ahead of his time, trained as an Agricultural Officer in Guyana in the early 1940s. The exhibition Future Conscious spans three decades — from the 1960s to the 1980s — and highlights Williams’ prescient understanding of, and concerns regarding, the mounting problems impacting environmental and ecological stability.
The talk will finish at 8.30 pm, so that the audience can view the exhibition, with refreshments availableuntil 9.00 pm. There will be disabled access, as the talk will take place on the Gallery’s ground floor.
Tuesday, 18th July, 2023
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL
Tel. + 44 (0)20 7242 7367
Doors open: 6.30 pm. The talk starts 6.45 pm and runs till 8.30 pm.
The gallery closes at 9.30 pm. Refreshments available.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle