University of Liverpool and Lady Lever Art Gallery
Spring 2012
A series of free lectures at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
All places must be pre-booked by calling 0151 794 6900 or email

Symbols of Good Luck on Chinese Porcelain
Wei Gan
Wednesday 22 February at 2 –3 p.m. CRN 16876
Throughout the History of ancient China, and even in China today, lucky symbols play an extremely important role in people's everyday life. In this lecture we will discuss the lucky symbols used in the designs of Chinese porcelain. Through the details in the porcelain designs, we will discuss the aesthetic and philosophy of this art form. As we shall see, the porcelain patterns reflect the atheism of Chinese art, and often influence the people's actions, relationships and emotions.

The Pre-Raphaelites at the Lady Lever
Anna Maddison
Thursday 22 March at 6- 7 p.m. CRN 16877
National Museums Liverpool, including the Lady Lever Art Gallery, has one of the best collections of Pre-Raphaelite artwork in the country. This lecture will look at the Pre-Raphaelites in the Lady Lever collection, which includes famous works by Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt.

"Not art but Life": A.S.J Tessimond and the visual arts
James Bainbridge
Thursday 26 April at 2-3 p.m. CRN 16908
In the fiftieth year since his death, we will re-examine the work of the poet A.S.J. Tessimond who was born in Birkenhead in 1902. Popular in his own lifetime, his poetry has recently come back into print. Very little has been known about the man until now, but using new research this lecture explores for the first time the writer’s interest in art, poetry, and his life on the Wirral in the 1920s.

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