Ailsa Turner returns to our lecture programme to present her illustrated talk on the Glasgow Boys and Girls! These groups of late nineteenth century artists formed lasting friendships and opened the doors of the art establishment to new ways of exploring scenes of rural and modern life, to the expressive role of colour and to both the painterly and decorative qualities of the materials they used. Their significant and ‘pioneering’ contribution will be discussed in relation to a range of examples drawn from public and private collections.
Ailsa Turner has just retired as a tutor in Art History for the University of Glasgows Short Courses (Life-Long Learning) programme. Over the last seventeen years working for the University of Glasgow, Ailsa has provided courses and specialist study days on Renaissance Art and Architecture, 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Painting, Spanish and Scottish Painting. Ailsa is a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art and before moving to Glasgow with her family was a full- time lecturer for ten years in the education department of the National Gallery in London.