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May Forum: The Gibberd Garden

Sculpture Town: Harlow New Town, Frederick Gibberd and his Garden

11th May 2023 @ 6:15 pm 7:30 pm


About the May Forum

Presented by Dr Ellie Pridgeon

This talk will examine key movements of the twentieth century, including Modernist architecture, sculpture, and new towns in the UK. The talk will focus on the work of Frederick Gibberd – architect of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, master planner for Harlow New Town in Essex, and designer of the Gibberd Garden. The talk will highlight significant archive material from the Gibberd Garden collection, trace the development of Harlow New Town, and examine the town’s public sculptures, which include works by leading artists such as Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, and Auguste Rodin.

This is an online talk.

About the Presenter

Dr Ellie Pridgeon is a professional archivist and is the director of the archives consultancy firm Consultant Archivist. Her archivist work has included time at St Paul’s Cathedral (London) and for the Science Museum. Ellie is also an art historian, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Director of LVC. You can read more about Ellie here.

About Vaughan Open Research Forum

The Vaughan Open Research Forum is a series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.

Themes for sessions relate to our core teaching topics, arts, humanities, social sciences and counselling, and also discuss adult education and co-operative issues.

How to register for this event

The session will run from 6.15 pm – 7:30 pm via Zoom conferencing. The Zoom details will be sent on the day via Eventbrite to people who have registered.

May Forum: The Gibberd Garden

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