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The Arts Society Isle of Man arrange an annual programme of lectures. Speakers from the Isle of Man, the UK and further afield present lectures covering a wide range of subjects including decorative arts, individual artists, art movements, music, architecture and history.

Owing to Coronavirus restrictions on travel, lectures by UK based lecturers will be delivered by Zoom until the Isle of Man Government permits unrestricted travel to and from the UK. The option to attend Zoom lectures at the Manx Museum lecture hall will be kept under review.

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THE SUBTLE SCIENCE AND EXACT ART OF COLOUR IN ENGLISH GARDEN DESIGN - WHY GARDENING CAN RANK AS A
FINE ART

THE SUBTLE SCIENCE AND EXACT ART OF COLOUR IN ENGLISH GARDEN DESIGN - WHY GARDENING CAN RANK AS A FINE ART

19th April 2022

11.30 a.m.

Speaker: Timothy Walker

“Remember that in a garden we are painting a picture” wrote Gertrude Jekyll in 1882. An accomplished watercolour artist, she felt that in gardens these principles “had been greatly neglected”.

Timothy looks at how to apply the principles in designing a border, and the ways in which a border differs from a painting. He goes further than this to look at how contemporary work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko, and Jackson Pollack evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like.

Arts Society lecturer Timothy Walker was Director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden from 1988 to 2014. Now a lecturer and tutor at Somerville College Oxford since 2014, his lectures investigate gardens as a meeting place of science and art.

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