Ticketing live – ‘Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud’ – Symposium, 20 May 2019

Booking is now open for the Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud Symposium on Monday 20 May 2019.  This one-day symposium marking the exhibition Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud at York Art Gallery presents new work on the art and ideas of one of the nineteenth century’s most influential critics and social thinkers, John Ruskin (1819–1901). With a focus on the cultures of environment and environmental change, short papers and discussions will explore the challenges and rewards of responding to Ruskin in the twenty-first century.

Speakers include:

  • Howard Hull, Brantwood
  • Gill Chitty, University of York
  • Suzanne Fagence Cooper, York Art Gallery & University of York
  • Mark Frost, University of Portsmouth
  • Melanie Hall, Boston University
  • Sandra Kemp, Ruskin Library and Research Centre for Landscape, Culture and the Environment
  • Richard Johns, University of York
  • Ruth Nutter, Ruskin in Sheffield
  • Emma Stibbon RA, artist
  • Jan Zalasiewicz, University of Leicester

All welcome but spaces are limited. This is a ticketed event with a charge of £10 to cover the cost of refreshments and lunch. A limited number of free places are available for students and those who are unwaged.  Booking will close on 6 May.

Organised by Gill Chitty (University of York), Suzanne Fagence Cooper (York Art Gallery and University of York)), Richard Johns (University of York)

Supported by the Department of History of Art and the Department of Archaeology, University of York, in association with York Art Gallery and Abbot Hall Art Gallery.



For further information and to book, please visit the Eventbrite web page.

Image: cover detail of Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud exhibition catalogue cover, featuring detail of John Ruskin, Near Interlaken, 1870, watercolour, Abbot Hall Art Gallery