Expert talk in Saffron Walden highlights the art of The Inuit

PUBLISHED: 15:29 09 January 2010 | UPDATED: 22:06 31 May 2010

AN EXPERT from the Scott Polar Research Institute will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Saffron Walden Museum Society. The talk will be held in St Mary s Parish Rooms, Saffron Walden, at 8pm on Monday (January 11). In his talk titled The I

AN EXPERT from the Scott Polar Research Institute will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Saffron Walden Museum Society.

The talk will be held in St Mary's Parish Rooms, Saffron Walden, at 8pm on Monday (January 11).

In his talk titled 'The Inuit and their Art' Mark Gilbert will start by giving some basic information about the Arctic, and Arctic peoples.

He will then talk about the early history of Inuit art - works which were principally created for visiting whalers and trappers.

He will show how Inuit art developed and expanded from the 1940s to the 70s, and discuss the motifs, themes and subjects which are most common.

Finally, he will show some of the more contemporary pieces, by artists such as Annie Pootogook, who have both challenged and developed the traditional motifs, and notions of what Inuit art is about.

For more information about Saffron Walden Museum Society's 2010 programme of events go to www.swmuseumsoc.org.

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