Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

This talk by Dr Antonia Laurence Allen is about Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and illustrates how Hornel’s travels and use of photographs influenced his artistic practice.

Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

About Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

The National Trust of Scotland’s Broughton House, Kirkcudbright, is the home of Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and houses a collection of glass plates and photographic prints. These include material gathered by the artist during trips to Japan in 1893 and 1921, as well as travels to Sri Lanka in 1907 and Myanmar in 1920. Largely unknown, these photographic prints and plates have led to a new understanding of Hornel’s painting process and, in turn, has led to an exhibition that opens in November 2020 at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre. This talk is a curatorial overview of the exhibition that will illustrate how Hornel’s travels and use of photographs influenced his artistic practice. Dr Antonia Laurence Allen is the National Trust for Scotland’s Regional Curator for Edinburgh and East. Antonia has worked as an educator and curator in museums, galleries and heritage for over 25 years. Antonia is also the manager of the Morton Photography project. Running for over 4 years and funded by the Morton Charitable Trust, this project aims to document, digitise and promote the photographic collections of the NTS.


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